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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." [[note]] it stemmed from a statement he made protesting Film/BlueValentine's inital NC-17 rating because of a scene of oral sex [[/note]] While he's avoided saying anything too specific about the meme, he's allowed the book of it to use his likeness, and honestly [[JustForFun/OneOfUs his silence is a bit telling.]] And, according to millions of fans, he's Franchise/{{Batman}}.

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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}}''.''Film/Drive2011''. 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." [[note]] it stemmed from a statement he made protesting Film/BlueValentine's inital NC-17 rating because of a scene of oral sex [[/note]] While he's avoided saying anything too specific about the meme, he's allowed the book of it to use his likeness, and honestly [[JustForFun/OneOfUs his silence is a bit telling.]] And, according to millions of fans, he's Franchise/{{Batman}}.



* ''{{Film/Drive}}'' (2011) as The Driver

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* ''{{Film/Drive}}'' ''Film/Drive2011'' (2011) as The Driver


* ''Film/FirstMan'' (2018) as Neil Armstrong

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* ''Film/FirstMan'' (2018) as Neil Armstrong
UsefulNotes/NeilArmstrong


* LikesOlderWomen: Check his dating history... Creator/RachelMcAdams (2 years older), Creator/SandraBullock (16 years older), and Creator/EvaMendes (6 years older)
* MamasBoy: Gosling makes no secret that he loves his mommy. He once got Creator/MerylStreep to say she was jealous of his mother's hair when she was embarrassed about it.



* MrFanservice: In and out of universe, his striking good looks are memetic.
* PerpetualSmiler: He always looks like he has a bit of a smirk, even when clearly frowning.
* PrettyBoy: Probably the definitive example to come out of Canada in Hollywood.

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* MrFanservice: In and out of universe, his striking good looks are memetic.
* PerpetualSmiler: He always looks like he has a bit of a smirk, even when clearly frowning.
* PrettyBoy: Probably the definitive example to come out of Canada in Hollywood.
Frequently plays strikingly good-looking men..


Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian actor who got his start as a Mouseketeer on ''Series/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).

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Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario) 1980) is a Canadian actor who got his start as a Mouseketeer on ''Series/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).

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Has a notably high-pitched scream heard in a good chunk of his movies. This even becomes a RunningGag in the comedy film ''Film/TheNiceGuys''.


Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor who got his start as a Mouseketeer on ''Series/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).

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Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) 1980 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian actor who got his start as a Mouseketeer on ''Series/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).


** He was approached for the role of [[Comicbook/TheJoker The Joker]] in ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' before Creator/JaredLeto was cast. However, he turned down the offer due to the multi-picture deal the studio was requiring.

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** He was approached for the role of the [[Comicbook/TheJoker The Joker]] in ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' before Creator/JaredLeto was cast. However, he turned down the offer due to the multi-picture deal the studio was requiring.


** He was originally cast as Jack Salmon in ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', but dropping out of the project a day before shooting began.

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** He was originally cast as Jack Salmon in ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', but dropping dropped out of the project a day before shooting began.


* ''Film/AllGoodThings'' (2010) as David Marks

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* ''Film/AllGoodThings'' ''All Good Things'' (2010) as David Marks

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* PrettyBoy: Probably the definitive example to come out of Canada in Hollywood.


** He had discussions with Creator/MarvelStudios for the part of [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Stephen Strange]] in ''[[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Doctor Strange]]'' before the casting of Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. Coincidentally, Jared Leto also met with the studio about the titular role before the casting of Cumberbatch.

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** He had discussions with Creator/MarvelStudios for the part of [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Stephen Strange]] in ''[[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Doctor Strange]]'' before the casting of Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. Coincidentally, Jared Leto also met with the studio about the titular role before the casting of Cumberbatch.


** He was approached for the role of [[Comicbook/TheJoker The Joker]] in ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' before Creator/JaredLeto was cast. However, he turned down the offer due to his due to the multi-picture deal the studio was requiring.

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** He was approached for the role of [[Comicbook/TheJoker The Joker]] in ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' before Creator/JaredLeto was cast. However, he turned down the offer due to his due to the multi-picture deal the studio was requiring.

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** He was approached for the role of [[Comicbook/TheJoker The Joker]] in ''[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]]'' before Creator/JaredLeto was cast. However, he turned down the offer due to his due to the multi-picture deal the studio was requiring.
** He had discussions with Creator/MarvelStudios for the part of [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Stephen Strange]] in ''[[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Doctor Strange]]'' before the casting of Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. Coincidentally, Jared Leto also met with the studio about the titular role before the casting of Cumberbatch.
** He was originally cast as Jack Salmon in ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', but dropping out of the project a day before shooting began.



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->''"All my characters are me. I'm not a good enough actor to become a character. I hear about actors who become the role and I think 'I wonder what that feels like.' Because for me, they're all me."''


* MamasBoy: Gosling makes no secret that he loves his mommy.

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* MamasBoy: Gosling makes no secret that he loves his mommy. He once got Creator/MerylStreep to say she was jealous of his mother's hair when she was embarrassed about it.

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