awards & nominations

The Big Short (2015)

Ryan Gosling as "Greg Lippmann"

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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)NominatedBest 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)NominatedBest 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)NominatedBest 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)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)NominatedOutstanding 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)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role