Ryan Gosling

Biography: Canadian-born Ryan Gosling, who excels at playing quirky characters in offbeat films, first gained national attention when he was cast on Disney's revamped Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 when he was 12 and performed alongside stars-in-the-making Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. But music wasn't Gosling's primary interest. It was acting. And by the end of the decade he had built up an impressive résumé in a number of juvenile-oriented TV series, most notably as the title character in the action-adventure series Young Hercules. After a supporting role in the hit Remember the Titans, Gosling shattered his cute-kid image with his breakout role as a zealous anti-Semite who happens to be Jewish in 2001's The Believer. Following that critical success, Gosling continued to pursue complex, troubled characters, such as a high-school student turned killer in Murder by Numbers (which introduced him to one-time love Sandra Bullock) and a depressed teen trying to surviveCanadian-born Ryan Gosling, who excels at playing quirky characters in offbeat films, first gained national attention when he was cast on Disney's revamped Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 when he was 12 and performed alongside stars-in-the-making Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. But music wasn't Gosling's primary interest. It was acting. And by the end of the decade he had built up an impressive résumé in a number of juvenile-oriented TV series, most notably as the title character in the action-adventure series Young Hercules. After a supporting role in the hit Remember the Titans, Gosling shattered his cute-kid image with his breakout role as a zealous anti-Semite who happens to be Jewish in 2001's The Believer. Following that critical success, Gosling continued to pursue complex, troubled characters, such as a high-school student turned killer in Murder by Numbers (which introduced him to one-time love Sandra Bullock) and a depressed teen trying to survive prison in The United States of Leland. But it was his charming performance as a poor carpenter who falls for a rich girl in the popular 2004 romance The Notebook that caused women of all ages to swoon, including his costar-cum-girlfriend Rachel McAdams. Ever the rebel, instead of opting to become Hollywood's next leading hunk, Gosling wisely returned to his dark side in Half Nelson, earning SAG and Oscar nominations for his riveting turn as an inner-city teacher struggling with a cocaine habit. The Anthony Hopkins headliner Fracture followed before Gosling immersed himself into the life of another eccentric character in 2007's Lars and the Real Girl as an extremely introverted man who buys an anatomically correct blow-up doll and treats her as if she is real. His sweetly affecting performance earned Gosling his first Golden Globe nod. In 2010, Gosling teamed with Michelle Williams for the indie marital drama Blue Valentine, which wowed audiences at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals. Expand

Ryan Gosling's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 93 La La Land
Lowest Metascore: 37 Only God Forgives
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
27 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
84 First Man Oct 12, 2018 Producer / Neil Armstrong / Neil Armstrong 7.4
81 Blade Runner 2049 Oct 6, 2017 Cast / Officer K / 'K' / Officer K 8.2
54 Song to Song Mar 17, 2017 Cast / BV 6.0
93 La La Land Dec 9, 2016 Cast / Cast / Sebastian / Sebastian / Sebastian / Sebastian tbd
70 The Nice Guys May 20, 2016 Cast / Holland March / Holland March 7.6
81 The Big Short Dec 11, 2015 Greg Lippmann / Jared Vennett / Jared Vennett 8.2
42 Lost River Apr 10, 2015 Director / Producer / Writer / Written By 6.9
50 My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Feb 27, 2015 Himself / Himself 8.6
77 Seduced and Abandoned Oct 18, 2013 Himself 8.1
37 Only God Forgives Jul 19, 2013 Executive Producer / Julian / Julien / Julian 7.9
68 The Place Beyond the Pines Mar 29, 2013 Luke / Luke 8.5
40 Gangster Squad Jan 11, 2013 Sgt. Jerry Wooters / Sgt. Jerry Wooters 6.2
tbd ReGeneration May 4, 2012 Producer / Producer / Narration / Narration tbd
67 The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Stephen Myers 7.1
78 Drive Sep 16, 2011 Driver 8.2
68 Crazy, Stupid, Love Jul 29, 2011 Jacob Palmer 7.5
81 Blue Valentine Dec 29, 2010 Dean 6.9
57 All Good Things Dec 3, 2010 David Marks 7.8
70 Lars and the Real Girl Oct 12, 2007 Lars Lindstrom 8.2
68 Fracture Apr 20, 2007 Willy Beachum / Willy Beachum tbd
85 Half Nelson Aug 11, 2006 Dan Dunne 7.8
41 Stay Oct 21, 2005 Henry Letham 8.5
53 The Notebook Jun 25, 2004 Noah Calhoun / Noah Calhoun tbd
37 The United States of Leland Apr 2, 2004 Leland P. Fitzgerald / Leland P. Fitzgerald 7.3
65 The Slaughter Rule Jan 8, 2003 Roy Chutney 8.3
75 The Believer May 17, 2002 Danny Balint 8.7
50 Murder by Numbers Apr 19, 2002 Richard Haywood 7.3
48 Remember the Titans Sep 29, 2000 Alan Bosley 8.6

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