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  • Ryan Gosling

    Born on November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada

awards & nominations

The Ides of March (2011)

Ryan Gosling as "Stephen Myers"

As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the nomination over his opponent, Sen. Pullman (Michael Mantell). Morris' idealistic press secretary, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), believes in his candidate's integrity and the democratic process. But Meyers' meeting with Pullman's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) and a dalliance with a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) set in motion events that threaten Morris' election chances.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Ryan Gosling as "Jacob Palmer"

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily (Julianne Moore). Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Blue Valentine (2010)

Ryan Gosling as "Dean"

Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. To the casual observer, everything appears normal, if a bit subdued. But a closer examination reveals a couple caught in a downward spiral. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Ryan Gosling as "Lars"

Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother (Paul Schneider) and sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor (Patricia Clarkson), his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Half Nelson (2006)

Ryan Gosling as "Dan Dunne"

Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher at a Brooklyn school. Though well-liked by his students and colleagues, he secretly spends his evenings hopping bars and getting high. A female student named Drey (Shareeka Epps) catches him in a drug-induced haze after a basketball game, and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. As Dan struggles with his addiction, he tries to act as a mentor to the girl, whose brother is serving time for dealing drugs.

Academy Award (2006) Nominated Best Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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