I have such a thing for Gosling that I’m amazed I haven’t written about him before and if I have then he deserves two. I made the foolish mistake of thinking of him as just a romantic lead, incapable of what is humans call emotions but oh no, he is much more. I make this mistake often, I remember thinking the same of diCaprio early on. Oh hindsight you temptress.
I think what won me over was seeing footage on YouTube of Ryan Gosling breaking up a fight on the streets of New York. He was just out being sexy in a vest or something and came across these two guys duking it out in the middle of the street so broke it up to the applause of a growing audience. What a guy.
He’s also a pretty solid actor and that’s the point when that’s his profession. His performances in Fracture, The Ides Of March and Crazy Stupid Love are enjoyable but Drive is where you really see the dark side and that’s where the magic is.
I’m reading 50 Shades at the moment (for research before you ask) and the thought of Gosling existing in this world does more for me than that book.
Gosling is also an avid guitarist and musician, which I’d like to see some output from aside from the occasional YouTube live video. He can literally do anything and make it effortlessly cool, sort of a Clooney in that respect.
All I ask is that you don’t overlook him just because every girl in the office has a picture of him pinned to her desk, there’s more to him than that and it’s worthwhile.