Why is Ryan Gosling so popular

The pursuit of Ryan

The newly minted "Sexiest Man Alive" knew exactly who to thank: "Thank you, Ryan Gosling, for constantly rejecting this title," joked Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, alluding to frenetic fans of the US magazine "People" has been demanding distinctive honor for Canada's most attractive export for years. But also all of Hollywood lies at the feet of the Mormon son.

Although Gosling has not yet had a real blockbuster on his account, he is considered a box-office star who also stands for creative integrity. The colleagues are correspondingly enthusiastic - if they don't fall in love with him straight away: Sandra Bullock fell for his silver eye on "Murder According to Plan", Rachel McAdams continued the romance from "Like a Single Day" in real life with "The Place Beyond the." Pines "sparked between him and Eva Mendes.

Gosling suspects where his blow with the opposite sex comes from: "After my parents divorced, I lived with my sister and my mother - since then I have been thinking like a woman."

Star against will

Gosling is amazed and even ashamed of the fuss about himself. Star cult is downright embarrassing to him. So it was not at all surprising that he turned down the lead role in the film adaptation of the world bestseller "50 Shades of Gray" despite a record fee of 30 million dollars. The blond had previously refused to become the new "Jack Ryan" and "Batman".

He prefers to rely on directors he trusts - like the Danish Nicolas Winding Refn, with whom he directed the controversial films "Drive" and "Only God Forgives". "I like directors who stay true to themselves and their style and who do not imitate anyone," explains Gosling, who has just finished his self-written directorial debut "How to Catch a Monster", explaining his choice of roles.

After the Canadian became known as a child alongside Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the Mickey Mouse Club, he was trapped in superficial teenage roles. Even today it horrifies him when he thinks of series appearances like "The Young Hercules". At the age of 20 he was cast as a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the critically acclaimed racism drama "Inside a Skinhead": "After this film, people suddenly took me seriously.

Basically, I owe my career to this appearance, "Gosling reflects on the moment when his life as an actor changed. Since then, the 33-year-old has been a specialist in unusual characters - be it as a drug-addicted teacher in" Half Nelson "or as a mysterious stunt driver in "Drive" or as a rubber doll lover in "Lars and the Women".

Even the few roles in which he dares to venture into the mainstream only seem superficial at first glance. Best proof: his self-deprecating appearance as a sex symbol in "Crazy. Stupid. Love". Gosling never saw himself as such.

In fact, he swears Nick Cassavetes cast him in "Like a Single Day" in 2004 because "I wasn't beautiful and I wasn't cool". That would certainly not happen again today.

R. Meyer

Blue Valentine
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Blue Valentine - From the end of a love

Love drama I don't know who the Sexiest Man Alive is right now, but Ryan Gosling ("Drive") would be a smart candidate. When he sings "You Always Hurt the One You Love" to the ukulele, not only Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marilyn") melts away.

The rough, mercilessly honest relationship film about falling in love and the frustrating divorce of Chaot Dean and the pregnant Cindy is a small miracle and is one of the best contributions to the genre in recent years.

The rotation pulled Gosling down anyway. He went to the shrink and left the office with a recipe that said, "Make a comedy." (The first (!) Sinks the first broadcast on January 5th at 11.30 p.m., the film is only shown at primetime the day after at Eins Festival.)
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