Ryan Gosling makes everything he's in better. Don't believe me? Check out his filmography. His performance in the upcoming "First Man" is already earning raves. Before you see him dazzle audience once again, here are 11 other movies that are Gosling must-sees.
'Blade Runner 2049' (2017)
Gosling was the perfect choice to bring "Blade Runner" back to the screen. He combines vulnerability, subtle badass-ery, and obvious cool guy appeal. Arty techno-forward meets blockbuster? That's got Gosling written all over it.
'Blue Valentine' (2010)
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are some of the greatest actors of their generation. Even if you don't fall head over heels for the film, seeing them on screen together for a gut-punch of an intense love story will make you feel like you're witnessing something special.
'Crazy, Stupid, Love' (2011)
All that and he can do relatively conventional rom-coms, too? Gosling brings charisma and expert comedic timing to his goofy role as a smooth-talking playboy.
A stunning action film that thinks outside the box, "Drive" doesn't need gimmicky effects or cheesy dialogue to make a point. Gosling's intensity makes the tone abundantly clear even when he's not saying a word.
Young Gosling proved he go toe-to-toe with one of the greats (Anthony Hopkins) in this often-overlooked gripping legal drama gem.
'Half Nelson' (2006)
There might not be one particular scene in "Half Nelson" -- a portrait of a high school teacher struggling with crippling addiction -- where Ryan Gosling goes from "that guy from 'The Notebook'" to "master class performer." The entire film is filled with little harrowing moments that will have you glued to his every naturalistic movie.
'La La Land' (2016)
Gosling's got Old Hollywood charm to spare, so it didn't seem like a stretch to cast him in the throwback musical extravaganza "La La Land." He more than exceeded expectations -- singin,' dancin,' and working his jazzy magic all the way to a second Oscar nod.
'Lars and the Real Girl' (2007)
If you need an actor to make a quirky dark comedy about falling in love with a doll believable, Gosling's your man.
'Remember the Titans' (2000)
To be fair, it's not really Ryan Gosling's performance that makes the powerful biographical sports drama "Remember the Titans" so great, but his presence certainly didn't hurt.
'The Big Short' (2015)
Gosling joined a Mount Rushmore of acting forces for "The Big Short" (Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt) and still managed to create some of the film's best moments.
'The Notebook' (2004)
What can I possibly say about "The Notebook" that hasn't been said? It's arguably one of the most romantic movies of all time... and it made Ryan Gosling a bona fide movie star.