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Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, October 19, 2009
Born Ryan Thomas Gosling
November 12, 1980 (1980-11-12) (age 29)
London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1996–present

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian actor and musician. He is known for his roles in The Notebook and The Believer, and he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male and the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his role in Half Nelson, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award. He was nominated for another Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Lars and the Real Girl.

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Early life

Ryan Gosling was born in London, Ontario, Canada, and raised in Cornwall, Ontario, the son of Donna, a secretary, and Thomas Gosling, a paper mill worker.[1] He grew up LDS Mormon, and recognizes how these experiences still shape and affect his character.[2] His parents divorced when he was young, and he dropped out of high school at age seventeen. He then moved to New Zealand, where he worked on the series "Young Hercules" for two years, with the company who created "Xena, Warrior Princess".[3]

Gosling then moved to Los Angeles in 1999, where he was given a place to stay at the West Hollywood apartment of Director Ron Oliver (Goosebumps and Breaker High).[citation needed]

Career

Gosling in 2005

Gosling was a cast member on the hit show The Mickey Mouse Club along side fellow stars; Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, and Keri Russell. He was the last set of new Mouseketeers to be admitted into the show before it ended its run. He sang, danced and acted on the show.

Gosling has had no formal training as an actor. His fame spread to the United States after he starred in the 2001 controversial drama The Believer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.[4]

Gosling won the Best Actor category at the Spirit Awards (formerly known as the Independent Spirit Awards) for his role as a drug-addicted, junior high school history teacher in the 2006 film Half Nelson. For the same role he was nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association award as best actor.[5]

On December 13, 2007, Gosling was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Lars and the Real Girl. A week later, he was subsequently nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. He had also received a Broadcast Film Critics Association nomination and won a Satellite Award for this performance as well. In February 2008, he was presented with the inaugural Independent Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.[6] In her introduction, presenter Jenelle Riley called him "the most consistent and compelling actor working today."

On December 25, 2008 Gosling's band Dead Man's Bones released a music video and free download for their song “In The Room Where You Sleep,”[7] and on April 4, 2009, the band released a music video for their song "Name In Stone" on MySpace and YouTube. The self-titled debut album from the band, featuring members of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music's children's choir, was released on October 6, 2009 through ANTI- records.[8]

He has completed filming Blue Valentine with Michelle Williams.[9]

In 2009, Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields successfully toured around North America this Halloween with their band Dead Man's Bones with local children choirs similar to the LA group, Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir, which they recorded with on the album.[10]

Currently, Derek Cianfrance's directorial debut Blue Valentine will premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as one of 16 films selected from 1,058 submissions for the dramatic competition. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis, the screenplay won the 2006 Chrysler Film Project contest, which came with $1 million of funding.[11]

Personal life

Gosling divides his time between Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, USA.[12] Gosling also has several homemade tattoos.[12] He has a dog named George which he rescued from a kennel in Los Angeles. He is a partner in Beverly Hills restaurant, "Tagine," which specializes in Moroccan cuisine. Gosling endorsed the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.[13] He dated his co-star Rachel McAdams whom he had met while filming The Notebook. They broke up in February 2007. The two later reunited in August 2008 but once again called it quits in November 2008.[citation needed]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1996 Frankenstein and Me Kenny
1998 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Tommy Made for TV
1999 The Unbelievables Josh
2000 Remember the Titans Alan Bosley
2001 The Believer Danny Balint Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer also for Murder by Numbers
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
2002 Murder by Numbers Richard Haywood Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer also for The Believer
The Slaughter Rule Roy Chutney
2003 The United States of Leland Leland P. Fitzgerald
2004 The Notebook Noah Calhoun
2005 Stay Henry Letham
2006 Half Nelson Dan Dunne Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
Stockholm Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Las Palmas Film Festival Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Male Performances
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2007 Lars and the Real Girl Lars Lindstrom Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Fracture Willy Beachum
2010 All Good Things David Marks Completed
Blue Valentine Dean Periera Completed

Television

Year Show Role Notes
1993–1995 Mickey Mouse Club Himself
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Jamie Leary 5.02 "The Tale of Station 109.1"
1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Adam 1.01 "Dream House/UFO Encounter"
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Kevin 4.09 "Dragon's Lair"
Road to Avonlea Bret McNulty 7.09 "From Away"
Goosebumps Greg Banks 1.15 "Say Cheese and Die"
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes Sean 1.01 "The Case of the Burning Building"
Flash Forward Scott Stuckey 1.11 "Double Bill" and 1.21 "Skate Bait"
Ready or Not Matt Kalinsky 4.05 "I Do, I Don't"
1997–1998 Breaker High Sean Hanlon
1998–1999 Young Hercules Hercules
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Zylus 5.17 "The Academy"

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