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Ryan Thomas Gosling (born 1980) is a Canadian actor who got his start as a Mouseketeer on ''TheMickeyMouseClub'' in the early 90's before doing several other TV shows. His first major role was the Nicholas Sparks romantic 2004 film ''Film/TheNotebook''. It established him as a heartthrob, and over the next few years he drew critical acclaim for his turns as the lead characters in both the offbeat comedy ''Film/LarsAndTheRealGirl'' and the inner-city drama ''Half Nelson'' (which received him an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination).

In recent years, he has established himself firmly as a powerful dramatic actor, with special mention going to his [[NoNameGiven nameless]] lead character in the action drama ''Film/{{Drive}}''. Also well-known on the Internet for the [[MemeticMutation Feminist Ryan Gosling meme]], where someone takes a picture of the man and adds (often pseudo-) feminist text that begins with "Hey girl." While he's avoided saying anything too specific about the meme, he's allowed the book of it to use his likeness, and honestly [[OneOfUs his silence is a bit telling.]]

And, according to millions of fans, he's Franchise/{{Batman}}.

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!! Selected filmography:
!!! '''As actor:'''
* ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' (1993 -- 1995) {{as himself}} / various characters
* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' (1995) as Jamie Leary [[note]]episode: "The Tale of Station 109.1"[[/note]]
* ''Series/BreakerHigh'' (1997 -- 1998) as Sean Hanlon
* ''Series/YoungHercules'' (1998 -- 1999) as Series/{{Hercules|TheLegendaryJourneys}}
* ''Film/RememberTheTitans'' (2000) as Alan Bosley
* ''Film/TheBeliever'' (2001) as Danny Balint
* ''Film/MurderByNumbers'' (2002) as Richard Haywood
* ''Film/TheNotebook'' (2004) as Noah Calhoun
* ''Film/{{Stay}}'' (2005) as Henry Letham
* ''Half Nelson'' (2006) as Dan Dunne [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor[[/note]]
* ''Film/LarsAndTheRealGirl'' (2007) as Lars Lindstrom
* ''Film/{{Fracture|2007}}'' (2007) as Willy Beachum
* ''Film/BlueValentine'' (2010) as Dean Pereira
* ''Film/AllGoodThings'' (2010) as David Marks
* ''Film/CrazyStupidLove'' (2011) as Jacob Palmer
* ''{{Film/Drive}}'' (2011) as The Driver
* ''Film/TheIdesOfMarch'' (2011) as Stephen Meyers
* ''Film/ThePlaceBeyondThePines'' (2012) as Luke Glanton
* ''Film/GangsterSquad'' (2013) as Sgt. Jerry Wooters
* ''Film/OnlyGodForgives'' (2013) as Julian
* ''Film/TheBigShort'' (2015) as Jared Vennett
* ''Film/TheNiceGuys'' (2016) as P.I. Holland March
* ''Film/LaLaLand'' (2016) as Sebastian Wilder [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor[[/note]]
* ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' (2017) as K
!!! '''As writer & director:'''
* ''Lost River'' (2014)
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