After announcing last month that he'd be directing himself in 'The Idolmaker,' Ryan Gosling has now backed out from the project altogether since we can't all be James Franco and tackle 500 different projects at the same time. With starring roles in 'Drive,' which recently premiered at Cannes; 'Crazy Stupid Love,' which comes out next month; George Clooney's 'The Ides of March'; a remake of 'Logan's Run'; and a reunion with 'Blue Valentine' director Derek Cianfrance in 'The Place Beyond the Pines' all slated for the next year, we can hardly blame the guy.

Still, as ecstatic as we are to see Gosling getting his due, we're awfully interested to see how his directing chops measure up to his status as one of the better up-and-coming leading men.
Drive Movie Poster
Drive
R2011
Based on 43 critics

Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals.... Read More

Blue Valentine Movie Poster
Blue Valentine
R2010
Based on 42 critics

Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. To the... Read More

Crazy, Stupid, Love. Movie Poster
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
PG-132011
Based on 40 critics

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children... Read More

The Ides of March Movie Poster
The Ides of March
R2011
Based on 43 critics

As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the... Read More

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