Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps. Since then he has been the star of many acclaimed feature films and the obsession of teenage girls all around the world. He is actually a pretty interesting guy, as these facts will show you, there is much more to Ryan that what meets the eye. Enjoy these facts about Ryan Gosling.
32. Has Anyone Seen Ryan?
The producers of the 2007 film Fracture had a hard time finding Ryan Gosling to give him the film’s script because he was living in a tent for two months at the time for reasons he won’t disclose. We’re happy they found him!
31. The Mickey Mouse Club Crew
Ryan first broke into show business on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin /Timberlake. Ryan and Justin were roommates during their time in the Mickey Mouse Club. Justin’s mom was his legal guardian for six months.
He was cast in The Notebook because the director thought he wasn’t cool or good-looking. For real, this is what happened when Ryan met the director of The Notebook: “When I got there, he was standing in his backyard, and he looked at me and said, ‘I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.’”
29. Probably should have asked
Ryan Gosling was supposed to play the lead in The Lovely Bones but was fired when he showed up on set weighing 210 pounds. He was cast when he weighed 150 pounds. He actually gained the weight on purpose because he felt the character should be fat and bearded, Peter Jackson disagreed.
28. Handyman Ryan
Ryan built the car he used in Drive. The director said, “Ryan wanted to build his own car. So the car, the Malibu, the old gray car he drives around, he built himself. He took it apart and put it back together.” He also built the table from The Notebook that he and Rachel McAdams consummated their relationship on.
27. I got an idea!
After eating an awesome meal, Ryan, on a whim, decided to open a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills called Tagine. It basically bankrupt him and he had to do all the plumbing work himself. And yes, he even did the dishes.
26. Tattoo Gone Wrong
Ryan gave himself a tattoo with a tattoo kit and no experience. It was supposed to be a bloody monster’s hand but it looks more like a cactus. He said: “One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monster’s hand dropping a bloody heart but I did it myself with a tattoo kit so it looks like a cactus.”
25. Sandra Bullock’s A Cougar
He dated Sandra Bullock from 2002–2003. She was 16 years older than him. In 2011, he said she was one of the greatest girlfriends, “I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I haven’t met anybody who could top them.” The other girl he’s referring to was Rachel McAdams.
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