Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor and filmmaker who is best known for starring in the romance movie ‘The Notebook.’ He has starred in a number of critically acclaimed Hollywood films, including ‘Half Nelson’ and ‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ for which he has won multiple award nominations. The gifted actor had always enjoyed playing and was particularly influenced by the film “Dick Tracy,” which he first saw as a child. After watching the Sylvester Stallone action picture ‘First Blood,’ he brought steak knives to school and tossed them at students. He was tormented frequently at school and struggled to make friends; he also had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But there was one thing he excelled at: performing. He spent two years as a child performing with ‘The Mickey Mouse Club.’ He also used to perform alongside his sister at weddings and was a member of a local ballet company. Performing in front of an audience strengthened his confidence, and he chose to pursue it as a career. He began his career playing tiny roles in independent films before obtaining major roles in larger films. After his performance in ‘The Notebook,’ his career took off, and he went on to carve out a name for himself in Hollywood.
Childhood and Adolescence
Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman, and Donna, a secretary who later became a teacher, were his parents. He has a sister who is older than him. Because to his father’s job, the family traveled a lot.
When he was a child, his parents divorced, and he moved in with his mother and sister.
Before attending Lester B. Pearson High School, he attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School. His mother stopped her job and homeschooled him when he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
He has always enjoyed movies and acting since he was a child. He auditioned for a part in ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ when he was 12 and earned a two-year contract. He used to sing at weddings alongside his sister and was also a member of a local ballet company.
Career of Ryan Gosling
He began his acting career as a young actor in the teen comedy series ‘Breaker High,’ which he starred in from 1997 to 1998. He dropped out of high school and relocated to Los Angeles to star in the teen drama ‘Young Hecules.’
He made his acting debut in the football drama ‘Remember the Titans’ in 2000, followed by a prominent role as a Jew in the film ‘The Believer’ in 2001. Because of his religious upbringing, filmmaker Henry Bean cast Gosling in this part.
He co-starred in the psychological thriller ‘Murder By Numbers,’ alongside Michael Pitt and Sandra Bullock, in which he played an affluent highschooler who strives to commit the ideal murder.
In 2004, he landed his breakout role as Noah in the romantic drama film ‘The Notebook,’ with Rachel McAdams. The plot revolves around a young couple who fell in love in the early 1940s. The film was a commercial success and helped Gosling establish himself as an actor.
In 2006, he starred in the drama film ‘Half Nelson,’ which told the story of a schoolteacher who develops feelings for one of his students. For his work in this critically praised picture, Gosling was nominated for an Academy Award.
His performance as Lars in the 2007 comedy drama ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ received positive reviews. He portrayed a strange man who forms a romantic relationship with a life-size doll, much to the amusement of others around him.
Gosling is a musician as well. In 2007, he established a rock duo with Zach Shields, and their first album, ‘Dead Man’s Bones,’ was published in 2009. On the album, he contributed vocals, piano, guitar, bass guitar, and cello.
In 2010, he starred in the romantic drama ‘Blue Valentine,’ which follows the journey of a married couple from the beginning of their relationship through their divorce several years later.
In 2011, he co-starred in the romantic comedy drama ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ alongside Steve Carell and Julianne Moore. The film earned favorable reviews and was a box office hit as well. In 2013, he portrayed Sergeant Jerry Wooters in the action crime film ‘Gangster Squad,’ which was partially based on the narrative of LAPD officers and detectives. In 2014, he tried his hand at directing, and his first film, ‘Lost River,’ was selected for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. The picture was panned by critics.
Major Projects of Ryan Gosling
His portrayal as Noah in ‘The Notebook’ has become synonymous with his name, and the character has become synonymous with him. He won multiple prizes and had a lot of positive feedback for the film, which helped him obtain further visibility in the industry.
Achievements & Awards
For his part in ‘The Notebook,’ he earned four Teen Choice Awards in 2005, including Choice Movie Breakout Performance – Male.
He won the Best Actor Award at the Las Palmas Film Festival in 2006 for his performance in the film “Half Nelson.”
Personal History and Legacy
He is not married and lives with George, his beloved dog. He’s been linked to a number of ladies in the past, including Sandra Bullock, Rachel McAdams, and Eva Mendes.
He works with a number of organizations, including PETA and Invisible Children Inc.
Estimated Net Worth
Ryan Gosling has a net worth of $70 million dollars.