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Look Back at Ryan Gosling's Heartthrob Evolution

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With Ryan Gosling's 34th birthday on Nov. 12, we're looking back on his time in the Hollywood spotlight. He's been winning hearts and weakening knees for two decades, charming fans on screen and off with his witty one-liners and swoon-worthy smirk. Back in the early '90s, he captured the crowd's attention at a talent show before bringing his smooth moves to The Mickey Mouse Club. From there, Ryan became a teen heartthrob, a romantic leading man, and a fan favorite so lovable that people actually petitioned for him to be People's 2011 Sexiest Man Alive. Most recently, Ryan became a dad. Actually, let's rephrase that - Ryan is officially a hot dad. In honor of his approaching birthday, go all the way back to Ryan's adorable days on the Disney channel to see his heartthrob evolution from adorable crooner to Hollywood's hottest Dilf. Source: Getty/Valery Hache/Afp He had the moves early on.
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Interview: ‘Blue Valentine’ Director Derek Cianfrance on Intensely Personal 12-Year Journey

Chicago – “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance is happily married now with two young children, but the road getting there was turbulent and sometimes still is. While that’s real life, romance films often end with the lucky guy getting the pretty girl and them living happily ever.

By contrast, “Blue Valentine” is often much more, well, blue. More important, it’s just genuinely real. The romantic drama feels somewhat like a fly-on-the-wall documentary (Cianfrance’s primary experience is in TV documentaries) even though it’s not billed or scripted that way. It understands the true dichotomy between our happy and heavy hearts. The film, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 10, 2011, is one of the best movies of 2010 that didn’t win an Oscar.

Michelle Williams as Cindy in Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine”.

Photo credit: Davi Russo, The Weinstein Company

While Cianfrance says he sometimes felt like
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Contest: Win Blue Valentine on Blu-ray

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Contest: Win Blue Valentine on Blu-ray
The Oscar-nominated drama Blue Valentine will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 10, and we certainly have to celebrate this successful indie starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new Blu-ray to our readers, along with copies of the official soundtrack, which features music by Grizzly Bear. These high-def discs and CD soundtracks will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

Winners Receive:

Blue Valentine Blu-rayBlue Valentine soundtrack featuring music by Grizzly Bear

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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Ryan Gosling (Oscar Nominee, Half Nelson) and Oscar Nominee for Best Actress Michelle Williams star in the honest, moving,
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Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Talks The Place Beyond the Pines

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Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Talks The Place Beyond the Pines
Last week we reported that Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance is writing and directing a new project entitled The Place Beyond the Pines, which will reunite him with actor Ryan Gosling. I recently had the chance to speak with Derek Cianfrance about the May 10 release of Blue Valentine on Blu-ray and DVD, and he spoke a bit more about this new project. Here's what he had to say below.

"The next film I'm making is called The Place Beyond the Pines, which we'll shoot this summer. We're just locking up all our financing right now. It's a film about fathers and sons. It deals a lot with ancestry. Ryan Gosling is going to play a motorcycle stunt rider who comes back to the town of Schenectady to find out he has a young son from this one-night stand. He has to choose whether he's going to be a father, or
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Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Talks Blue Valentine

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Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Talks Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance discusses this drama's long road to the big screen, his directorial style, new projects and more.

At the young age of 23, director Derek Cianfrance wrote, directed and edited his first feature, Brother Tied in 1998. 12 years later, after initial difficulties to secure funding, his follow-up Blue Valentine was released, although, due to the critical acclaim of his second film, we won't have to wait that long for his third. This fantastic drama stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a couple trying to save their marriage, as we also see how their relationship started through a series of well-placed flashbacks in this intricately-structured drama.

Blue Valentine will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 10, and I recently had the privilege of speaking with Derek Cianfrance to promote the home video release. Here's what he had to say below.

I really enjoyed the movie, so it's
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Blue Valentine Blu-ray and DVD Arrive May 10th

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Blue Valentine Blu-ray and DVD Arrive May 10th
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the critically acclaimed love story, Blue Valentine, heading to retail on May 10, 2011. A vivid portrait of love found and lost, Blue Valentine stars Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson), and Michelle Williams, whose performance garnered her a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film earned its director and co-writer, Derek Cianfrance, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Filmmaker. Both Gosling and Williams received Golden Globe nominations for their performances, and the film and its stars were also honored with nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Gotham Awards, Film Independent's Spirit Awards, the London Critics Circle Film Awards, and many more. Blue Valentine will be available uncut and uncensored for an Srp of $39.99 for the Blu-ray and $29.98 for the DVD.

"Blue Valentine is the best
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Thoughts on... Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine, 2010.

Directed by Derek Cianfrance.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.


The story of love found and love lost told through past and present moments in time.

During the 26th Annual Sundance Film Festival, many films were introduced to the world. Many films that went on to do well among public audiences. Films such as Winter’s Bone, Waiting for Superman & Happythankyoumoreplease. Another film, directed by Derek Cianfrance, entitled Blue Valentine also seemed to get a lot of attention due to its deep drama induced story about a married couple played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. After a good showing at Sundance as well as other festivals, Blue Valentine finally found its way into theaters nationwide.

The story begins with the couples’ daughter Frankie (Faith Wladyka) looking for her dog, Megan, who has gotten out of the yard. After not finding her, she wakes up her father,
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The Way We Were: Derek Cianfrance’S “Blue Valentine”

Here Oscar-winner Robert Benton interviews Derek Cianfrance. The piece was originally printed in the Fall 2010 issue. Blue Valentine is nominated for Best Actress (Michelle Williams).

As a child, Derek Cianfrance always worried his parents would divorce. When he was 20 his fears were realized. Both upset as well as curious about his own emotional antennae — how he somehow sensed discord in his parents’ relationship — Cianfrance decided to tackle the subject head-on with a movie. After gaining notice in the indie community with his debut feature, Brother Tied, in 1998, Cianfrance got to work on Blue Valentine, a storied film in the New York production community on account of its 12-year, 66-draft journey to production.

Blue Valentine stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as married couple Dean and Cindy Periera. Struggling to regain the spark in their relationship, Dean, a house painter, and Cindy, a nurse, try to hide their increasing disinterest in
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Blue Valentine Review

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Blue Valentine Directed by: Derek Cianfrance Written by: Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne & Joey Curtis Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka There's not a whole lot happening with the relationship film. From annual Jennifer Aniston comedies to requisite art house dramas, there hasn't been a real innovation in far too long. Blue Valentine takes a crack at it, employing a unique combination of techniques and a back and forth bittersweet narrative, but it still falls squarely into the latter camp. Tremendous credit is owed first and foremost to its cast. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play characters at the beginning and end of a relationship, and the difference couldn't be more stark. The pair is essentially pulling double duty, and the juxtaposition between past and present is what makes Blue Valentine unique. We meet the pair now: Gosling with a cigarette crutch and Williams with a defunct imagination. The spontaneous
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Ryan Gosling: Men and Women Get Married for Different Reasons

Ryan Gosling thinks men and women have different reasons for getting married. The "Blue Valentine" actor, who was most recently romantically linked with Michelle Williams, his co-star in the movie, is unsure which sex is more romantic and changes his mind every day.

On whether he believes the line he wrote for his "Blue Valentine" character that "guys are more romantic than girls", he said, "You know, I change my mind every day. That day, I believed. But men aren't planning their weddings from the time that we're six. We're putting them off as long as we can, and I think we get married for different reasons."

Ryan, 30, also admitted working with six-year-old actress Faith Wladyka changed his opinion of children because he admits he isn't normally a fan of kids. He said, "I don't really like kids! I don't. Faith is different; she's not a jerk. Most kids never
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Review: Blue Valentine

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

One of the most buzzed about films at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals this year, and stirring up an equal storm due to the MPAA’s controversial decision last week to slap the film with an Nc-17 rating, Derek Cianfrance’s ‘Blue Valentine‘ is a film that demands your attention, but it should be for its former praise rather than the outrageous latter decision levelled against it.

Blue Valentine’ begins with Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy’s (Michelle Williams) marriage already in flux; their antagonism towards each other manifests in passive-aggressive acts rather than snide words, and their only common ground seems to be the intense love they share for their daughter, Frankie (Faith Wladyka). In juxtaposing this, the apparent end of their relationship, with flashbacks to the intense, bright-burning love that defined the beginning of it, we observe in devastating terms how even
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Gosling: 'Blue Valentine sex scene felt real'

Gosling: 'Blue Valentine sex scene felt real'
Ryan Gosling has suggested that his Blue Valentine sex scenes with co-star Michelle Williams "felt real". In an interview with The Observer, Gosling noted that he doesn't agree with the significant edits that were made to the film's erotic sequences in order to appease Us ratings board the MPAA. "The sex felt real - it wasn't sexy or 'a sex scene', and that's why we got into trouble," he said. "You shouldn't be penalised for doing a good job." Gosling also revealed that he and Williams spent a lot of time with their on-screen daughter Faith Wladyka (more)
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The life of Ryan

Ryan Gosling grew up in the limelight with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. By 18, though, he'd had enough. Now, after a string of slow-burn indie movies, he has found himself in a new wave of smart, low-key leading men and has genuine Oscar hopes. But can you be a Hollywood heartthrob without selling out?

"I'm interested in love and the lack of it," says Ryan Gosling, "and the crazy things we do to get it." This, he thinks, is the central theme that runs through his films. Gosling looks very sad and tired as he talks about love, but that's probably because he's been discussing it all day, sat in a rather cold, dark hotel room. Today has been an interview marathon as he's in London briefly to promote his new film, Blue Valentine. We're sat uncomfortably side by side, staring at an empty sofa and the blank wall behind it.
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Watch This: Ryan Gosling Sings "My Little Pony"

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Could this guy get any hotter?

While promoting his latest movie, Blue Valentine, hottie actor Ryan Gosling was asked by film critic Peter Travers to sing the first song that popped in his head.

After all, he was on The Mickey Mouse Club and currently sings in a band. He's musical. So, what song did he sing?

"My Little Pony" -- a song that he says costar Faith Wladyka can't stop humming. He even prefaces the video with a disclaimer that he'll probably forget the words.

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Bulldogs and Rainbows: Derek Cianfrance on Blue Valentine

For 12 long years, writer/director Derek Cianfrance kept on believing in his script for Blue Valentine, never giving up until he saw his vision realized on the silver screen. His persistence and resolve - and his willingness to rewrite, rewrite, rewrite - have paid off, with a critically beloved film that's currently ranked 93% on, no small accomplishment. The story is simple: we see Dean and Cindy (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) fall in love and decide to raise a daughter (Faith Wladyka) in rural Pennsylvania, and then six years later we see that what that relationship has evolved into, and we watch its painful, devastating end. The quiet devastation - more like a slow death than an explosive finish - feels utterly real, which makes it all the sadder. The performances are raw and intimate (the MPAA famously overturned the film's initial Nc-17 rating), and the characters feel
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‘Blue Valentine’ Review

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Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw Reviews Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is a love story for our times – a film which examines the elusive nature of love and the weighty burdens of commitment, while also examining the complexity of modern gender roles and new attitudes about the bonds of marriage and family.

Best of all, the film manages to feel both timely and timeless, without ever going so far as to be preachy.

The story centers around Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a couple living in small town Pennsylvania with their small daughter, Frankie (Faith Wladyka). Dean is a high school dropout who makes his living laboring as a blue collar worker – he has many creative and artistic talents, but no drive to be ...

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Blue Valentine Movie Review

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Blue Valentine Movie Review
Title: Blue Valentine Director: Derek Cianfrance Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, Faith Wladyka Lately, there’s been a paradox happening in films. For the last few years, critics and film enthusiasts complained how they were missing the days when a film would take their time with a story. Characters would be fleshed out and the focus would center around the trivial moments of the story. Just imagine if Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen tried to apply this practice. It would be delightfully terrifying. So Blue Valentine comes in and actually takes a shot at painting the entire picture. A detailed back story on the two main characters is executed and the audience will [...]
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Review: Love Stinks -- and Gosling and Williams Shine -- in Blue Valentine

Review: Love Stinks -- and Gosling and Williams Shine -- in Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine is such a mannered, affected piece of filmmaking that in its early minutes, I wasn't sure I'd be able to survive it. A prematurely aged Ryan Gosling, wearing an aggressively receding hairline -- the character he's playing appears to be 27 going on 62 -- is roused from an armchair snooze by his young daughter, who informs him, with the kind of solemn urgency that kindergarteners pull off so well, that the family dog has gone missing. Gosling's Daddy Dean, an unlit cigarette dangling from his lips, scoops the girl into his arms (her name is Frankie, and she's played by a grave charmer named Faith Wladyka) and the two head out into the family's scrubby yard on a search mission.
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Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling Prove Why They Are Two Of Hollywood’s Greatest Actors: 5 Reasons To See ‘Blue Valentine!’

The consistently remarkable actors deliver, as always, bravado performances in one of the best films of the year!

It may not be 3-D or have the Hollywood star wattage of other films this holiday season, but the small and intimate Blue Valentine is without doubt one of the best films of 2010. The disgustingly talented Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams take center stage as Dean and Cindy, at once deeply in love and later weathered and frustrated as the film cuts back and forth between the two extremes. Through the brilliance of director Derek Cianfrance’s script, written with Joey Curtis and Cami Delavigne, the film manages to be wholly honest and never gimmicky or cliche as it examines the relationship of this ultimately doomed couple.

Gosling is, as always, fully committed in his portrayal of Dean, whose initial lovestruck dopiness develops into nagging insecurity as the film progresses. Though he
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New Images from Blue Valentine

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Empire have released four lovely new images from Blue Valentine which stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. We’re rather excited as we’re going to be interviewing them this week for the movie and the interviews should be up on the site nearer the release date which falls on 14th January.

Blue Valentine is directed by Derek Cianfrance and also stars Faith Wladyka, Mike Vogel. I’ll let the synosis do the talking.

Synopsis: Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.

Keep your eyes peeled for our review of Blue Valentine which should also be coming up in the next few
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