Ryan Gosling. biography
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario and raised in Cornwall, Ontario by Thomas and Donna Gosling. He attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational High School with an emphasis in Drama and Fine Arts, before moving to Burlington, Ontario. In 1993, Ryan auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club in Montreal and surpassed over 17,000 other aspiring performers to make it onto the show. He appeared on the show for two years while living with co-star Justin Timberlake's family. Ensuing the show's cancellation, Ryan joined the cast of the Canadian teen comedy-drama Breaker High (1997 - 1998) before moving to Los Angeles at the age of 17.
Despite his lack of formal training, Ryan made his TV debut in the spin-off series Young Hercules (1998). Soon after, Ryan made his film debut in the sports-drama Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington, followed by the independent sport-drama The Slaughter Rule (2002) and the psychological thriller Murder by Numbers (2002) opposite Sandra Bullock. Regardless of his memorable work, Ryan's breakthrough came with his performance in the Nazi-based-drama The Believer (2001) in which he earned the 2001 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, a 2002 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead and the Russian Guild of Film Critics' Golden Aries award.
In 2004, Ryan won over the hearts of women everywhere with his role in the romantic drama The Notebook with Rachel Adams in which he was crowned one of People magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" and the 2004 "Male Star of Tomorrow" by Show West convention. He then acquired the attention of critics with his acclaimed performance in the drama Half Nelson (2006) and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
A year later, Ryan started to show his array of acting chops as a prosecutor in the crime-mystery-drama Fracture (2007) alongside Anthony Hopkins and as a delusional man in the drama-comedy Lars and the Real Girl (2007) in which he earned a Golden Globe nomination. Ryan soon established himself as a versatile actor and sought after sex object following his compelling performance in the romantic drama Blue Valentine (2010) opposite Michelle Williams.
Most recently, Ryan has taken over the Hollywood big-screen in the crime drama Drive (2011), the romantic-drama-comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (2012) with Steve Carell, the political drama The Ides of March (2012) opposite George Clooney, and the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) with Bradley Cooper. Co-starring with Emma Stone and Sean Penn, Ryan plays a Los Angeles lawman in the crime film Gangster Squad (2013), which was scheduled to be released in fall 2012 but ultimately postpone until 2013 due to a similar scene surrounding the Colorado movie theater shooting in Aurora. Ryan has also started his transition to behind-the-scene work with his directorial debut in the fantasy thriller How to Catch a Monster (2014).