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Ryan Gosling

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)). He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 136 nominations. See more awards »

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Blue Valentine
La La Land
La La Land Sebastian
The Notebook
The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys Holland March


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 2018 First Man (filming)
Neil Armstrong
 2017 Blade Runner 2049
 2017 The Nice Guys: Word of the Day (Short)
Holland March
 2017 Song to Song
 2016/I La La Land
 2016 The Nice Guys
Holland March
 2015 The Big Short
Jared Vennett
 2013 Only God Forgives
 2013 Gangster Squad
Sgt. Jerry Wooters
 2011 Drunk History Christmas (Short)
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Invisible Man
 2011 The Ides of March
Stephen Meyers
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
 2011/I Drive
 2010 All Good Things
David Marks
 2010 Blue Valentine
 2007 Lars and the Real Girl
Lars Lindstrom
 2007 Fracture
Willy Beachum
 2006 Half Nelson
Dan Dunne
 2005/I Stay
Henry Letham
 2005 I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust (TV Movie documentary)
Ilya Gerber (voice)
 2004 The Notebook
 2003 The United States of Leland
Leland P. Fitzgerald
 2002 Murder by Numbers
Richard Haywood
 2002 The Slaughter Rule
Roy Chutney
 2001 The Believer
Danny Balint
 2000 Remember the Titans
Alan Bosley
 1999 The Unbelievables (TV Movie)
 1998-1999 Young Hercules (TV Series)
- Valley of the Shadow (1999) ... Hercules
- Ill Wind (1999) ... Hercules
- Apollo (1999) ... Hercules
- Mila (1999) ... Hercules
- Under Siege (1999) ... Hercules
 1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
- The Academy (1999) ... Zylus
 1997-1998 Breaker High (TV Series)
Sean Hanlon
- To Kill a MockingNerd (1998) ... Sean Hanlon
- Heartbreaker High (1998) ... Sean Hanlon
- Chile Dog (1998) ... Sean Hanlon
- Lord of the Butterflies (1998) ... Sean Hanlon
- Kiss of the Shy-Er Woman (1998) ... Sean Hanlon
 1998 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (TV Movie)
 1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
- Dream House/UFO Encounter (1996) ... Adam
 1996 Frankenstein and Me
 1996 Ready or Not (TV Series)
Matt Kalinsky
- I Do, I Don't (1996) ... Matt Kalinsky
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
- Dragon's Lair (1996) ... Kevin
 1996 Avonlea (TV Series)
Bret McNulty
- From Away (1996) ... Bret McNulty
 1996 Goosebumps (TV Series)
Greg Banks
- Say Cheese and Die (1996) ... Greg Banks
 1996 Flash Forward (TV Series)
Scott Stuckey
- Skate Bait (1996) ... Scott Stuckey
- Double Bill (1996) ... Scott Stuckey
 1996 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series)
 1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)
Jamie Leary
- The Tale of Station 109.1 (1995) ... Jamie Leary
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Contributed to the soundtrack of Roomies (2000) See more »

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(On this acting hero) Gene Wilder is my Marlon Brando. Gene Wilder will break your heart and make you laugh at the same time. And that's deep. There's something really profound about what he's able to do. It's transcendent. It's everything. He gives you everything at once and you have to decide what you feel about it. See more »


Was in a relationship with Rachel McAdams twice, having met on the set of The Notebook (2004). They were originally together from June 2005 to July 2007 before reconciling in August 2008, only to separate a second time in November 2008. See more »


Frequently wears wristwatches off and on screen. See more »

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