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Also Known As: Ryan Thomas Gosling Died:
Born: November 12, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, singer

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Canadian actor Ryan Gosling established himself with misfit outsider roles in award-winning independent films like "The Believer" (2001), "Half Nelson" (2006) and "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), with a believability that could only come from someone who had struggled with unease and dissatisfaction in their own life. Perhaps his awkward professional start in ill-suited endeavors like a stint as a cast member on the "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel, 1988-1995) and the short-lived fantasy series "Young Hercules" (Fox, 1998-99) also provided fodder for the disaffected roles the young actor would later craft with such voracity. Turns in higher-profile romantic dramas such as "The Notebook" (2004), combined with much publicized relationships with co-stars like Rachel McAdams brought Gosling a certain amount of heartthrob celebrity, although the actor doggedly avoided the "Hollywood Star" persona. After a brief absence from the screen in the late 2000s, Gosling reappeared at decade's end with two hard to classify performances - first, in the fact-based murder mystery "All Good Things" (2010), then in the romantic drama "Blue Valentine" (2010), the latter of which was a small, independent labor of love...

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling established himself with misfit outsider roles in award-winning independent films like "The Believer" (2001), "Half Nelson" (2006) and "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), with a believability that could only come from someone who had struggled with unease and dissatisfaction in their own life. Perhaps his awkward professional start in ill-suited endeavors like a stint as a cast member on the "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel, 1988-1995) and the short-lived fantasy series "Young Hercules" (Fox, 1998-99) also provided fodder for the disaffected roles the young actor would later craft with such voracity. Turns in higher-profile romantic dramas such as "The Notebook" (2004), combined with much publicized relationships with co-stars like Rachel McAdams brought Gosling a certain amount of heartthrob celebrity, although the actor doggedly avoided the "Hollywood Star" persona. After a brief absence from the screen in the late 2000s, Gosling reappeared at decade's end with two hard to classify performances - first, in the fact-based murder mystery "All Good Things" (2010), then in the romantic drama "Blue Valentine" (2010), the latter of which was a small, independent labor of love that earned him critical raves. With his stoic performance as an unnamed antihero in the neo-noir "Drive" (2011), Gosling had firmly established himself as one Hollywood's most interesting and unpredictable rising actors.

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 Lawless (2014)
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 Gangster Squad (2013)
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 #ReGeneration (2012)
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 All Good Things (2010)
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 Fracture (2007)
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Began performing career as a child, singing with older sister at local talent shows
1991:
Made early TV appearance on Canadian variety series "Homegrown Cafe"
1993:
Cast as one of the Mouseketeers on "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel); appeared alongside JC Chasez, Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera
1996:
Landed leading role in "Frankenstein and Me" (Disney Channel)
1996:
Portrayed an English orphan on an episode of "The Road to Avonlea;" received Gemini Award nomination
1996:
Played a UFO abductee on an episode of Canadian series "PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal"
1997:
Played regular role of Sean Hanlon on "Breaker High" (UPN)
1998:
Essayed title role on Fox series "Young Hercules"
2000:
Portrayed a football player dealing with team integration in 1970s-set "Remember the Titans"
2001:
Garnered widespread praise for his starring turn as a Jewish neo-Nazi in "The Believer"
2002:
Cast opposite Sandra Bullock in crime thriller "Murder by Numbers"
2003:
Played a small-town high school football player in "The Slaughter Rule"
2004:
Starred as Leland P. Fitzgerald in "The United States of Leland," about a young man's experience in a juvenile detention center
2004:
Co-starred opposite fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams in romantic drama "The Notebook," based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
2005:
Portrayed a suicidal client opposite Ewan McGregor, who makes bizarre predictions that begin to come true in Marc Forster's "Stay"
2006:
Starred in "Half Nelson," the feature adaptation of Ryan Fleck's Sundance-winning short film "Gowanus, Brooklyn"
2007:
Co-starred in drama thriller "Fracture" as a hot-shot prosecutor opposite Anthony Hopkins
2007:
Played a man in love with a life-sized sex toy in indie film "Lars and the Real Girl"
2010:
Starred as a heir to a New York real estate fortune whose wife (Kirsten Dunst) disappears in "All Good Things"
2010:
Co-starred with Michelle Williams as a married couple in "Blue Valentine"
2011:
Delivered first comedic role as a womanizer in "Crazy, Stupid, Love," co-starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone
2011:
Starred as a Hollywood stunt performer in crime drama "Drive"
2011:
Co-starred in "The Ides of March" with George Clooney, who also directed, co-wrote, and produced
2012:
Played a mysterious motorcycle racer opposite Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes in "The Place Beyond the Pines"
2013:
Appeared as Sgt. Jerry Wooters opposite Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in crime drama "Gangster Squad"; film reunited him with "Crazy, Stupid, Love" co-star Emma Stone
2013:
Starred in Refn's "Only God Forgives"
2013:
Began production on his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster"
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Education

Lester B Pearson High School: Burlington , Ontario -
Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School: Cornwall , Ontario -
Gladstone Public School: Cornwall , Ontario -

Notes

"For now, I'm just going to keep doing the work and hope I don't get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I'll love it."---Gosling on being called a teen idol to TV Guide September 26, 1998

"I just think: he's 23, he might as well be 63 years old. He's like one of those freaks, he kind of gets it. He's honest, that's really what you want out of an actor."---Nick Cassavetes, the director quoted in New York Times April 6, 2004

"People who see him as this darker, more brooding guy will be surprised how good-looking and charming and romantic he is."---Mark Johnson, producer of the "The Notebook" in People.com June 17, 2004

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companion:
Sandra Bullock. Actor. Reportedly dating July 2002.

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father:
Thomas Gosling.
mother:
Donna Gosling.
sister:
Mandi Gosling. Born c. 1976.

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