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Ryan Gosling


Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first millennial nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)). He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children, with an older sister... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 125 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Drive
Drive Driver
(2011)
La La Land
La La Land Sebastian
(2016)
The Big Short
The Big Short Jared Vennett
(2015)
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
(2011)

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 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (post-production)
Officer K
 2017 Song to Song (completed)
BV
 2011 Drunk History Christmas (Short)
Pa
 2011/I Drive
Driver
 2005/I Stay
Henry Letham
 1999 The Unbelievables (TV Movie)
Josh
 1998-1999 Young Hercules (TV Series)
Hercules
- Ill Wind (1999) ... Hercules
- Apollo (1999) ... Hercules
- Mila (1999) ... Hercules
- Under Siege (1999) ... Hercules
 1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
Zylus
- The Academy (1999) ... Zylus
 1998 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (TV Movie)
Tommy
 1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Adam
- Dream House/UFO Encounter (1996) ... Adam
 1996 Frankenstein and Me
Kenny
 1996 Ready or Not (TV Series)
Matt Kalinsky
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Kevin
- Dragon's Lair (1996) ... Kevin
 1996 Avonlea (TV Series)
Bret McNulty
- From Away (1996) ... Bret McNulty
 1996 Goosebumps (TV Series)
Greg Banks
 1996 Flash Forward (TV Series)
Scott Stuckey
- Skate Bait (1996) ... Scott Stuckey
- Double Bill (1996) ... Scott Stuckey
 1996 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series)
Sean
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Other Works:

Provided additional vocals on the "No One Does It Better" album from the Canadian pop group soulDecision. See more »

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2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Drive (2011) director Nicolas Winding Refn] I was very ill, and we were sitting there not really able to communicate. He looks at me with tears in his eyes, and he starts singing at the top of his lungs and hitting his knees, and he says, 'I know what this movie is, it's a movie about a guy who drives around listening to pop music because it's the only way he can feel.' See more »

Trivia:

Ryan drives the same color and year model 2011 Chevy Impala in both Drive and Ides of March. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with directors Nicolas Winding Refn and Derek Cianfrance See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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