Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor who was born in Toronto. The director, producer, and actor is well-known for his work in independent films, as well as blockbuster films of many genres, and he has amassed a worldwide box office gross of more than 1.9 billion USD.
The actor has received numerous awards and nominations throughout the course of his three-decade career. He has won a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award, gotten two Satellite Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Ryan Gosling Early Life and Career
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in the Canadian province of Ontario. His parents, Thomas Ray, a traveling salesman, and Donna Ray, a secretary, had him as their first child. Ryan Gosling’s parents were members of the Mormon faith, and although he has indicated that he does not identify with Mormonism, he has stated that religion had an impact on every element of his childhood.
His father’s job required the family to relocate frequently until his parents divorced when he was thirteen. His mother was the primary caregiver for him and his sister. Lester B. Pearson High School was where Gosling went to high school, and he is claimed to have been bullied throughout his time there.
Ryan and his sister sang at weddings together, and he also played with his uncle’s Elvis Presley tribute band, Elvis Perry, which was created in 2003. In addition, he was a member of a local ballet company. While still in elementary school, Justin auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club, where he was cast alongside future stars Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.
He dropped out of high school when he was 17 years old to pursue a career in acting. During this time, he appeared in small roles on shows such as Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Breaker High, and Young Hercules before deciding to forego appearing in television shows and movies aimed at children.
Ryan Gosling Movie Career
Before playing alongside Sandra Bullock in Murder by Numbers, Gosling appeared in Remember the Titans and The Believer. He became a household name in 2004 when he co-starred with Rachel McAdams in Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook. For his performance in the film, he won an MTV Movie Award and four Teen Choice Awards.
He then appeared in Stay, Half Nelson, Fracture, and Lars and the Real Girl before taking a three-year break from filming. He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his work on Half Nelson. The following year, he received his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Lars and the Real Girl.
When he returned to the big screen, he garnered his second Golden Globe nod for his performance with Michelle Williams in the 2010 picture Blue Valentine. By this point, Gosling had established himself as a capable actor with a diverse range of abilities, while also fast establishing himself as a Hollywood sex symbol.
In 2011, he followed up his critically lauded performance in Blue Valentine with three audacious films. The first film was Steve Carell and Emma Stone’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. He later acted in the critically acclaimed and well-received Drive as a stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver. In late 2011, he co-starred in The Ides of March alongside George Clooney, earning him his third Golden Globe nomination for best actor.
To expand his acting range and refine his skills, he starred in the 2012 crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines alongside Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper. Derek Cianfrance, who directed Blue Valentine, directed the film. Gosling portrayed a motorcycle stunt driver who robs banks to support his family. According to Gosling, it was the most enjoyable filmmaking experience he had ever had. His performance drew rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
In 2013, he took a hiatus from acting, and his directorial debut, Lost River, premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to generally unfavorable reviews. He returned to acting in 2015, starring in the financial satire The Big Short, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016. The next year, he featured in the mega-hit film musical La La Land, which may have been his biggest yet.
He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor and was nominated for his second Academy Award for his performance as Sebastian. It was his most commercially successful film, grossing almost $440 million against a budget of $30 million. Gosling’s next project was 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, for which he received critical acclaim for being well-cast. Gosling’s next part was as Neil Armstrong in the 2018 biopic First Man, which was based on the same-titled book.
Ryan Gosling Personal Life
Gosling dated Sandra Bullock, his Murder by Numbers co-star, for a year. He was linked to The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams for two years in the mid-aughts.
In September 2011, Gosling began dating Eva Mendes, his co-star in The Place Beyond the Pines. They share two children, born in September 2014 and April 2016, respectively.
Outside of performing, Gosling continues to find fulfillment through other musical endeavors. He is a skilled jazz vocalist and guitarist. He is a founding member of the band Dead Man’s Bones. The band released one album and toured North America for 13 dates.
He co-owns Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills. He purchased the restaurant “on the spur of the moment” and spent a year refurbishing it. He is currently in charge of the menu.
Gosling is involved in a number of charitable and humanitarian projects. He collaborated with PETA on a campaign encouraging fast-food establishments to change their chicken slaughtering practices.
He volunteered in Mississippi in 2005 as part of a clean-up effort following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. He is a supporter of Invisible Children, Inc., an organization that promotes awareness of the Central African “Lord’s Resistance Army” rebel group.
Gosling has visited Darfur refugee camps and spoke about Darfur at Campus Progress’s 2008 National Conference.
Ryan Gosling Net Worth
With a net worth of $70 million dollars, Canadian actor, director, and writer Ryan Gosling has amassed a substantial fortune. Ryan is probably best recognised for his parts in films such as La La Land, The Notebook, Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love, to name a few of his many credits.