Print Share Last week, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River was met by mixed and often scathing reviews from critics, who found the film overly ambitious at best, an incomprehensible folly at worst.
Yet the divisive reception is not altogether surprising. Now that Gosling has himself ascended to the director's chair, let's take a look back at his life so far: Ryan Gosling is born in Ontario, Canada. Ryan Gosling was born to devout Mormons, something that Gosling has said greatly influenced him while he was growing up: My mother admits it: She says, you were raised by a religious zealot. She's different now, but at the time, it was a part of everything — what they ate, how they thought.
The family moved a lot, and Gosling was home-schooled for a period. Here he is singing at a Mormon talent show back in Of such small beginnings He joins The Mickey Mouse Club. He was given a two-year contract and moved to Orlando to do the show. I was on the end, so they just pushed the shot in closer on the other three guys to frame me out.
Gosling stars in a series of family-oriented TV shows. Although, in an interview with a teen magazine in , he downplayed any comparisons between the son of Zeus and himself: Yet we both have the same insecurities: Gosling snags his first lead role, in Henry Bean's The Believer.
Fireworks Pictures At the age of 19, Gosling decided he wanted to move away from television. After a supporting role in the football drama Remember the Titans, Gosling earned his first starring film role: The film went on to win the Grand Jury Price at Sundance. Mormonism is very demanding, and it isolates you the way Judaism isolates you.
And he got all that. Nobody wanted to see me. Months earlier I was in New Zealand with a fake tan and leather pants, fighting imaginary sphinxes. After The Believer I was at Sundance, and people were talking to me about my craft.
It's rare to find a filmmaker who's ready to embrace the idea that it doesn't make sense and it never will, and [who] portrays his characters as trying to make sense of these things even though they can't. I was searching for that feeling again after making that film. Gosling starts to establish his indie cred. After The Believer, Gosling began to receive attention. The Vancouver Sun called him a "star to watch" and the Calgary Herald labeled him the "next big thing," while beneath the 49th parallel, there were rumblings as well.
He also briefly dated his Murder by Numbers costar Sandra Bullock. He was 21 and she was 37 at the time. Gosling stars in The Notebook. Entertainment Weekly awarded the film the all-time-best movie kiss, while the L. Times included a scene from the film on a list of 50 classic movie kisses. It was a strange experience, making a love story and not getting along with your co-star in any way.
Two years later I saw her in New York and we started getting the idea that maybe we were wrong about each other. But people do Rachel and me a disservice, by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that. Gosling begins to earn serious critical acclaim for his acting work. In the wake of The Notebook, Gosling began serving up some serious awards bait.
I really believed he should be pounds. I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty Then I was fat and unemployed. They released some albums and performed a bunch. Gosling becomes a meme. In December , the Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling Tumblr launched, featuring the now-iconic "Hey Girl" image macros. Yet Gosling didn't attain full-fledged clickbait status until , when he was asked to read some of the image macros aloud during an MTV interview.
And it says, 'Hey Girl, I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay, wishing i could waste the rest of the day with you instead of these ducks. The world reaches Peak Gosling. The emotionally wrenching pas de deux with Michelle Williams earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
In and , Gosling starred in five different movies spanning a range of genres.