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Ryan Gosling

Ryan Thomas Gosling was born 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. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall, Ontario, where Ryan ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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Drive Driver
The Big Short
The Big Short Jared Vennett
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
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Contributed to the soundtrack of Roomies (2000) See more »

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2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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I understand the studios, in the sense that if they're going to spend $100 million on a film, they want to make sure they're gonna get that back . . . but I don't know how to guarantee you you're going to make that money back, and I'm uncomfortable working with those kind of numbers. See more »


Was the first Canadian-born performer in over 60 years to be nominated for the best actor Oscar in Half Nelson (2006). The last was Walter Pidgeon for Madame Curie (1943). See more »


Often plays quiet, emotionally distant characters See more »

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