Ryan Gosling’s back on the silver screen, so we’ve compiled fifty of his hottest pictures (yes, including some shirtless snaps) and most revealing quotes. If you love RyGo, you won’t want to miss these amazing photos and interview utterings from the man himself!
Ryan Gosling's beautiful face is back on the big screen again - hooray! And as he's one of the most smouldering actors of all time we've compiled fifty of his hottest pictures (yes, including some of him topless) and most revealing quotes so you can get your fix of the film hearthrob right here, right now.
We totally loved him in The Notebook with Rachel McAdams, Drive with Carey Mulligan, Blue Valentine with Michelle Williams, Murder By Numbers with Sandra Bullock, Half Nelson, The Believer, Crazy Stupid Love with Emma Stone and we can't wait to see him back on the silver screen in Only God Forgives.
We're also pretty darn excited to see what he has to say about his child star Disney beginnings on The Mickey Mouse Club wth Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, his change to darker roles and going through "puberty at a theme park". RyGo also spills on ex-girlfriends Rachel McAdams and Sandra Bullock as well as current girlfriend Eva Mendes, plus his home decor (skeletons), obsessions (candy!) and SO. MUCH. MORE.
If you love Ryan Gosling, you won't want to miss these amazing pictures and interview quotes from the man himself!
Ryan told Interview magazine: "I loved growing up in Canada. It’s a great place to grow up, because—well, at least where I grew up—it’s very multicultural. There’s also good health care and a good education system. So it’s a great place to be from."
Ryan told The Independent: "I think the poster is just Clooney showing how much better-looking he is than me, but my mother saw something else entirely. She called me and was so excited, saying 'You're on the cover of Time magazine!' I had to say, 'No, it's just the poster for the movie, ma'."
Ryan told GQ that his The Notebook costar is "one of the great loves of my life."
Ryan told Interview: "[When we were 12 and 8] my sister and I used to sing at weddings. We would sing “When a Man Loves a Woman” to the bride. We’d do it right before the garter ceremony. While the bride was sitting on the chair, I would get down on my knees and sing the song, and then my sister would sing another song, and then together we would sing “Old Time Rock & Roll.” Then sometimes if we were really killing it, I’d sing “Runaround Sue.”"
Ryan told MTV News: "She's everything, all the time. There's no one like her. As soon as she signed on for Crazy Stupid Love, I knew it was going to be good."
Ryan told Esquire: "I went through puberty in a theme park. I'm grateful. That place was a landscape to me. I had adventures every day. Backstage at Disney World, there are stories. Mickey Mouse with his head off, drinking coffee on break. Pirates on the phone. Ghosts in line for food. It just made me see things."
Ryan told Interview: "It feels like not that long ago that I was on a TV show called Young Hercules in which I had a fake tan and wore tight leather pants and fought imaginary monsters."
Ryan told Interview: "I hate [seeing myself on film]… there’s no way that a film can capture in two hours the experience of making it, so it’s always disappointing in some way. The thing that’s so exciting when you’re making a film is that it can be anything and there are no limitations on it. So I do have to remind myself that most people watching the film weren’t involved in making it, so they don’t really know what’s missing."
Ryan told US Magazine at the Blue Valentine premiere: "I felt like Scottie Pippin and she was Michael Jordan. Every time I gave her the ball, she just flew through the air and she slam-dunked it."
Ryan told the Daily Telegraph: "If I'm still acting at 46, I'll be surprised. How many characters can you play? I've been acting since I was 12. If I was just starting now, maybe. But now I'm 30. If I do this for 10 more years I'll be shocked."
Ryan Gosling told The Times: "I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time [Sandra and Rachel McAdams]. I haven't met anybody who could top them,"
Ryan told The Sun: “I don’t even think of myself as particularly good looking, and not at all a typical kind of Hollywood leading man sort of actor. I have a greater affinity for characters who aren’t mainstream leading man kinds of roles. I hate feeling that I’m just doing a job for a paycheque.”
Ryan told the Daily Telegraph he took steak knives into school after watching Rambo: First Blood, and "'threw them at one of the kids in recess and tried to kill him. It wasn't until I got suspended and my mother slapped me out of it that I realised I wasn't in that movie any more. I wasn't allowed to watch R-rated [restricted] movies after that. I would only watch Abbott and Costello, and National Geographic films. I wasn't angry at all, I was just still in the film. I was living in the reality that the movie had created."
Eva's currently dating Ryan (we're SO jealous) and told Marie Claire: "He's your dream co-star. I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film. He's amazing… Stop, just stop. I'm not gonna budge. I feel uncomfortable talking about it. It's too personal."
Ryan told the Daily Telegraph that, while at school: "After [watching] Rocky I came out, picked a fight with somebody immediately outside the theatre and got my ass kicked. Because I thought I could fight. Or when I saw Singin' in the Rain I thought I could tap dance. I thought life was a musical. My mother had to tailor what I watched."
Ryan told Little White Lies: "We creatively mated and conceived a movie baby in the backseat of my car… That’s basically what happened. We had this kinda awkward meal and after I gave him a ride home and we hit it off then."
Ryan told Little White Lies: "I find it hard to find the time for everything I want to do, make all the things I want to make. Yeah, it’s very frustrating… For instance, taking two years off and making a record informed the films that I made after it. So, I think it’s important to get distance in order to gain perspective on myself, on what I’m making and on where I’m going."
Ryan told Little White Lies that he and Nicolas Winding Refn, "wanted there to be a balance between the violence and the romance, so the first half of the film is all champagne and cotton candy and the second half is blood and guts. Nicolas and I both love John Hughes movies, and we both imagined Drive to be like a love letter to John Hughes, written in blood."
Ryan told AskMen: "I think everybody should act! I would encourage everybody to do one thing, join a theatre class or something. It’s so good to take a character that you think is wildly different from who you are, and to try to relate to that person and become that person is very helpful. It’s hard to articulate what you learn, but you can feel the effect of these characters that you play and take with you."
Ryan told Esquire: "Hi-Chews! Look at these! It's the candy that never quits on you. This candy is always worth the price. There used to be a candy called Bonkers, which I believe to be the greatest candy of all time."
Ryan told Shortlist: "Anything that’s by Disney makes me cry. Dumbo gets me every time. All Dogs Go To Heaven is another. When the dog dies at the end it’s like my brain just can’t handle it. It’s so sad."
Ryan told MTV News: "The whole film [Crazy Stupid Love] depends on my character giving it all up for her. When she came in the room, it all made sense. Show me someone that wouldn't give it all up for Emma Stone, and I'll show you a liar."
Ryan told the Daily Telegraph: "There's no point in me playing roles that I can't offer anything to. It might seem like a good idea at the time. But when it's over nobody wins, the studio loses, the audience loses, I lose, we all lose."
Ryan told Shortlist: “[Award nominations are] an honour. But more importantly, the nomination is the difference between people seeing this movie or not.”
Ryan told Interview: "Well, in my age bracket, there were seven kids, three of whom were Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake… It was kind of depressing because when I got there, they realised that I wasn’t really up to snuff in comparison with what some of the other kids were able to do... I would just come in at the beginning of the show and then come back at the end, and occasionally I’d have a sketch here or there, but I didn’t end up working that much, which was disheartening."
Ryan told Interview: "I get that a lot—and I do think it’s because we’re both Canadian. I can’t tell you how many times people go, “Are you Ryan?” And I go, “Yeah.” And they say, “Can I get a picture?” Then they take the picture and realise, in that moment, that I’m not Ryan Reynolds. I can see the disappointment in their faces."
Ryan told The Times: "I'd like to be making babies but I'm not, so I'm making movies. When someone comes along I don't think I'll be able to do both and I'm fine with that. I'll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen."
Ryan told Interview: "It’s a romantic film—I hope—which follows this couple during two different time periods in their lives together: One is when they meet and fall in love, and the other is six years later, when they have a kid and they’re kind of searching for where that love went. It’s kind of like that song “Where Did Our Love Go?” Michelle Williams plays my wife in the film."
Ryan told Slate: "I don't know enough about manliness to define it. I'm not an authority on it. My character [in Crazy Stupid Love] seems to think that he is, so he would define it. I don't know what I'm talking about."
Ryan told Little White Lies: "No [I'm not a method actor]. I mean, I don’t really know a lot about method acting, but I don’t just think that it means actually doing the things that your character does, there’s a lot more to the method than that. So I wouldn’t dare call myself that, I haven’t trained in the art of it and I really don’t know what I’m doing, to be honest. I think that I do a lot of these things in the hope of trying to figure out what I’m doing. Also, I just like to make stuff and these movies provide me an opportunity to learn how."
Ryan told Extra he's not sure about the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie: "I don't ... what is this book that everyone is talking about? It seems very popular."
Ryan told Interview: "I got back from doing [Young Hercules] and did a movie called The Believer, which is the film that kind of gift-wrapped for me the career that I have now. I suddenly found myself at Sundance, where people were asking me about my craft. So I had to pretend I had one."
Ryan told Interview: "We shot the part where we were falling in love first, and then we took a month break before we went back and did the rest... And, during that month, [the director] had us sort of live in the house. We had Christmas and wrapped presents. We had birthdays and made cakes. We would have whole days just dedicated to fighting. We had to fight with each other all day and then, at the end of the day, when we were exhausted, he would have us take the girl who plays our daughter to a family fun park, so we had to pull ourselves together and have a nice time. All of those things never made the film, but I think you can feel them in the fabric of the movie."
Ryan told the Daily Telegraph: "'I feel like I think like a woman, because I grew up with my mother and my sister so I've just been programmed to think like a girl. I'm attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life. That's my own reality so it's a doorway into a world for me."
Ryan told Esquire that skeletons fill his home: "I give them nervous systems made from Christmas lights… I made the table, too. From a church door."
Ryan told Little White Lies: "In my twenties independent cinema was the only place where I had any freedom and now I have more freedom at a bigger budget, so I’m more comfortable working at a bigger budget, but I guess I do prefer being able to make what you want and you can’t always do that on bigger budget stuff. I don’t like having to serve a committee, you know, the screen is yours to fill however you want to fill it and when you can’t do that I don’t see what the point is. What’s in it for me?"
Ryan told Little White Lies: "I’ve always, sought of, been attracted to cars... not the aesthetic of them, there’s just something about them. When I was a kid I used to sneak into my parents’ car, a few times I actually took it out of park and reversed it out into the street. So, you know, I’ve just always liked to take road trips and be alone in my car – which is one of the reasons why I love Los Angeles so much. I moved there when I was 16 and I think the majority of the years I’ve spent there have been, as with everyone else, in a car."
Ryan told Little White Lies: "It’s hard to explain, it’s sort of... the only way I can explain is in that way when a song comes on and it makes you want to dance, and there’s no reason for that; you can’t pinpoint why it make you tap your toe, but you can’t help yourself."
Ryan told Interview: "I feel like Gene Wilder is my Marlon Brando or something. He just presents you with an array of emotions and leaves it up to you to decide. You know, when he played Willy Wonka [in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory], there was always something slightly terrifying and angry and sadistic about that character, all of which you would imagine might take away from the magic of it. But there was something about how he played it that let you see how this guy living alone in this place, as Wonka was, could have been affected by all of that, how it would have affected his emotional state."
Ryan told The Sun: "I’ve been fortunate to play in a few romantic films which impart a kind of romantic leading man aura to you, [but] I don’t think that’s my destiny as an actor and I’m not pursuing those kinds of parts."
Ryan told Esquire: "I look at people like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie and they’re almost more informed than some of the people whose jobs are to know what’s going on. If you ask Clooney about the Sudan, he’ll know when there was a rebel attack or how many people were injured. His attitude is that if cameras are following him around, then he can point them at where they should be shooting. Acting can be such a decadent lifestyle. You’re just inundated with images of you, it makes sense that you would want to focus on other people. It’s the only way to not throw up on yourself."
Ryan told Jimmy Fallon about the mohawk his dog sports: “He insists on it... He’s some kind of muppet.”
Ryan told The Sun: “If I have any particular appeal to women, maybe it’s because I listen more than other guys do and appreciate how they think and feel about things."
Ryan told Interview this about his days at Disney: "I remember there was one guy who I became friends with. He played a genie and was this great dancer. He took us to a place called Pleasure Island, which was for adults to go after the kids had their days. It was geared toward an older crowd. It was completely inappropriate, now that I’m thinking about it, but he would sneak us in and we would go to a club there called 8 Trax and dance with the secretaries, who were grinding on us . . . Now, that sounds completely inappropriate. I can’t imagine how it was possible."
Ryan told Slate: "[In Crazy Stupid Love], in the scene where Emma comes over to my character's house and we do the whole Dirty Dancing move, you know, we have a whole night together where we bond, without bonding physically. That was mostly improvised. "
Ryan told Esquire: "It's like being in a dream. You don't know anybody, but everybody knows you, everybody reacts to you. You can be walking along in a dream, through a pretty normal world, and then bam, everything seems to be a response to your presence. Everything seems to be driven by you. And that's notable at first, and you deal with it. And then — and it happens every time — you become aware it's a dream. Right about then, when you think you have it figured, and that acknowledging that will make it easier, it inevitably becomes a nightmare."
Ryan told Blunt Review back in 2002 (he dated Sandra from 2001 to 2003): "Um, my personal life is just that, personal. It feels very bizarre - but I certainly haven't experienced it. The bottom line is we'll finish this interview and I'll go get coffee and nobody will bat an eye - I'm very fortunate in that respect right now. It helps me to do my job. The more you know about somebody…I think people ruin it for themselves you know? The audiences who want to know so much about actors they end up ruining that actor's future movie 'cause they know too much about them."
Ryan told Esquire: "I think I was always bound to become two selves, if I wasn't already. Now there's this me, this public me, and I know that I have become two people. This is what I told the photographer before he took those photographs. Even my own name sounds like just someone I know."
Ryan told Slate: "I wanted to play The Situation from Jersey Shore, and they said, "[Crazy Stupid Love] isn't that kind of movie." So they made me go back to the drawing table and figure out who this character was." Stay shirtless for as long as you want, Ryan...