This incident led to a suspension. He began to model his accent on that of Marlon Brando. Gosling has credited the experience with instilling in them "this great sense of focus. Timberlake's mother became Gosling's legal guardian after his mother returned to Canada for work reasons.
He wanted to spend more time sitting with and devising a character as well as play a variety of roles, so he chose to enter film and not accept any more television work.
He was dropped by his agent and initially found it difficult to secure work because of the "stigma" attached to children's television. Director Henry Bean said he cast Gosling because his Mormon upbringing helped him understand the isolation of Judaism. Bullock played the detective tasked with investigating the crime.
Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly described him as "a phenomenal talent even in junk like this"  while Todd McCarthy of Variety felt that the "strong and "charismatic" young actors were "let down by the screenplay". Gosling has said that the opportunity to work with Morse made him "a better actor".
He was drawn to the role because it was unusual to find a character that was "emotionally disconnected for the whole film. Shepard co-starred in The Notebook. What the f was that movie about? I'm just as proud if someone says, 'Hey, you made me sick in that movie,' as if they say I made them cry. To prepare for the role, Gosling moved to New York for one month before shooting began.
He lived in a small apartment in Brooklyn and spent time shadowing an eighth grade teacher. He drew inspiration from James Stewart 's performance in Harvey. He originally turned down the role, but changed his mind when Hopkins signed on. Each actor is playing a pulp type rather than a fully formed individual, but both fill in the blanks with an alchemical mix of professional and personal charisma.
However, he left the production two days before filming began because of "creative differences" and was replaced by Mark Wahlberg. The director Peter Jackson and the producer Fran Walsh persuaded him that he could be aged with hair and make-up changes.
It was our blindness, the desire to make it work no matter what. I just showed up on set, and I had gotten it wrong. Then I was fat and unemployed.
It's OK to be too young for a role. I used to kind of dread it. It was so emotional and taxing. And I think that translates into the films. The low-budget film was mainly improvised and Gosling has said "you had to remind yourself you were making a film". Scott of The New York Times found him "convincing as the run-down, desperate, older Dean, and maybe a bit less so as the younger version".
He played the role of New York real-estate heir David Marks, who was investigated for the disappearance of his wife played by Dunst. It's irresistible to liken his economical style to that of Marlon Brando. Yet neither actor has great material to conjure with in the script. He was reunited with Emma Stone as his love interest, after their earlier pairing in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Stone has said she hopes they will find more projects to work together on. Scott of The New York Times described the film as an excuse for the cast "to earn some money trying out funny voices and suppressing whatever sense of nuance they might possess. Scott of the New York Times praised the performance: Gosling uses a soft, wounded half-whisper that tells us this is all some kind of put-on It's a close variation on the role Gosling played to stronger effect in Nicolas Winding Refn's existential Hollywood thriller, Drive, where it was clear the character was meant to be an abstraction.
Then he stopped acting and started posing. His performance in Only God Forgives would God forgive that title? And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that.
A 'Chatty Cathy' that one. The Life of Neil A. In , the actor spoke of his intentions to record a second Dead Man's Bones album. No children's choir will be featured on the follow-up album because "it's not very rock 'n' roll". He has worked with PETA on a campaign to encourage KFC and McDonald's to use improved methods of chicken slaughter in their factories, and on a campaign encouraging dairy farmers to stop de-horning cows.