Ryan Gosling

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor, musician, social activist and producer. Gosling began acting at age 12 on the American variety television show The Mickey Mouse Club. At the age of 17, Gosling was cast as Sean in the short lived Canadian television show Breaker High (1997–1998). Following his feature film debut in Remember the Titans (2000), Gosling had his breakout role as a fanatic Neo-Nazi in the 2001 drama film The Believer, for which he received an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Male Lead. In 2004, Gosling gained mainstream success for playing the male lead in the romantic drama The Notebook. Two years later, Gosling was honored with winning Best Male Lead from the Independent Spirit Awards and earned his first Academy and Screen Actors Guild nominations as Best Leading Actor, for portraying a junior high school teacher in the independent film Half Nelson (2006). Gosling was also awarded the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical at the Satellite Award and earned his second Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and his first Golden Globe Award for his lead performance in Lars and the Real Girl (2007). Gosling earned his second Golden Globe Award nomination for the independent drama Blue Valentine (2010). Aside from acting, Gosling formed the band Dead Man's Bones with his friend Zach Shields. They released their self-titled debut album in October 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ryan ...

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Drive (2011)

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Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

Only God Forgives (2013)

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Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Crystal to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Gordon Brown  •  Tom Burke

Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Crystal to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Gordon Brown  •  Tom Burke

Half Nelson (2006)

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Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Fleck
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Jeff Lima  •  Shareeka Epps  •  Nathan Corbett

Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Fleck
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Jeff Lima  •  Shareeka Epps  •  Nathan Corbett

Murder by Numbers (2002)

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Michael Pitt

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Michael Pitt

Remember the Titans (2000)

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After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boaz Yakin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Will Patton  •  Ryan Hurst  •  Wood Harris

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boaz Yakin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Will Patton  •  Ryan Hurst  •  Wood Harris

The Slaughter Rule (2002)

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Smith  •  Andrew J. Smith
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  David Morse  •  Clea DuVall  •  David Cale

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Smith  •  Andrew J. Smith
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  David Morse  •  Clea DuVall  •  David Cale

The United States of Leland (2003)

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

The Believer (2001)

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A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Bean
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Summer Phoenix  •  Theresa Russell  •  Billy Zane

A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Bean
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Summer Phoenix  •  Theresa Russell  •  Billy Zane

Stay (2005)

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Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Naomi Watts  •  Kate Burton

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Naomi Watts  •  Kate Burton

The Ides of March (2011)

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Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Clooney
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marisa Tomei

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Clooney
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marisa Tomei

Touch of Evil (2011)

Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Prager
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Rooney Mara  •  Gary Oldman  •  Mia Wasikowska

Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Prager
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Rooney Mara  •  Gary Oldman  •  Mia Wasikowska

Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  James Caan

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  James Caan

Lost River (2015)

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Gosling
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Eva Mendes  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Matt Smith

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Gosling
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Eva Mendes  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Matt Smith

Song to Song (2017)

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Val Kilmer

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Val Kilmer

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

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A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Eva Mendes  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rose Byrne

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Eva Mendes  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rose Byrne

Gangster Squad (2013)

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Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone  •  Josh Brolin

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone  •  Josh Brolin

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

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Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone

Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone

ReGeneration (2010)

ReGeneration is a 2010 American documentary film written and directed by Phillip Montgomery that looks at the issues facing today's youth and young adults, and the influences that contribute to America's current culture of apathy toward to political and social causes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Montgomery
CAST:  Noam Chomsky  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Talib Kweli  •  Howard Zinn

ReGeneration is a 2010 American documentary film written and directed by Phillip Montgomery that looks at the issues facing today's youth and young adults, and the influences that contribute to America's current culture of apathy toward to political and social causes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Montgomery
CAST:  Noam Chomsky  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Talib Kweli  •  Howard Zinn

Blue Valentine (2010)

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Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Michelle Williams  •  Mike Vogel  •  John Doman

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Michelle Williams  •  Mike Vogel  •  John Doman

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998)

A group of young adults struggle to run the biggest cattle ranch in the world amidst World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kari Skogland
CAST:  Chad Willett  •  Ted Atherton  •  Falconer Abraham  •  Zachary Bennett

A group of young adults struggle to run the biggest cattle ranch in the world amidst World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kari Skogland
CAST:  Chad Willett  •  Ted Atherton  •  Falconer Abraham  •  Zachary Bennett
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