Ryan Gosling
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Canada
2018

Phantasma

Ryan
Gosling

Actor

Gosling might be known as the brooding heartthrob of the wildly popular “Hey, Girl” meme, but the Canadian star has used eclectic roles to show he’s not your average sex symbol. After singing his way into awards season with an Oscar nom for Damien Chazelle’s 2016 musical “La La Land,” Gosling took on the “Blade Runner” sequel in 2017. Now he’s stepping back into statue territory with “First Man,” playing groundbreaking astronaut Neil Armstrong. He started as a tween on Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club” but landed his breakout role as a Jewish neo-Nazi in Sun–
dance Grand Jury Prize winner “The Believer.” He nabbed his first Oscar nom in 2007 for “Half Nelson,” though mainstream success came opposite Rachel McAdams in the tearjerker “The Notebook.”

Career

  • THE BIG SHORT
  • BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • LA LA LAND

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Actors to Watch
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Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle Discuss 'First Man'

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle Discuss 'First Man'

"First Man" screened at the Toronto Film Festival and Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Damien Chazelle stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T to discuss the importance of the moon-landing film."I was less interested in doing a biopic about Neil Armstrong and more about trying to figure out how we as a nation got to the moon," said director Chazelle, who helmed the 2016 Academy-Award winning movie "La La Land," which also starred Gosling.While doing extensive research about the real-life people...

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