What to say about the man who is married to the “goddess” Eva Mendes? What to say about the No. 1 actor – we are not exaggerating -, for now, the choice of the best directors in Hollywood?
Ryan Gosling won the respect of his colleagues, not because of the beautiful face of James Dean, but because of the nature of the chameleon. It moves with the same seriousness and ability to act in different cinematic genres: from thrillers and romantic comedies to true stories, movies and indie movies. Maybe because, as he has said in the past, “borders are drowning him, personally and professionally.”
The Canadian blows out 40 candles on the cake of his life and for this reason we chose the 15 best movies of his career so far.
The Believer (2001)
In his first starring role, Gosling plays a neo-Nazi who comes into contact with an American fascist organization that develops original anti-Jewish theories in Henry Bean’s indie drama.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Another starring role of the young Gosling in a thriller that is certainly not one of the best of its kind, but certainly one of the most “powerful” moments of the same, which paved the way for him in Hollywood. The case concerns two teenagers – one is Gosling – who commits a crime and directs the clues in order to mislead the police, namely Sandra Bullock.
The Notebook (2004)
Words are useless for the film that made him famous and coveted by half – if not all – of the female population. In Nick Cassavetes’ romantic drama, Gosling is Noah Calhoun and tells the story of his stormy love affair with Allie, the woman of his life.
Half Nelson (2006)
One of the most pivotal films of Gosling’s career in cinema. Where everyone expected him to be seen as the prince in Hollywood movies from now on, he surprised everyone by choosing to play in an indie drama about a drug-addicted history teacher who fights his demons and develops a special relationship. with a black 14-year-old student.
Lars and the real Girl (2007)
The Notebook may have made him famous, but the role of the fatalist, hit by fate, Lars Lindstrom, an outsider, proved that Ryan Gosling is more than just a handsome person.
Blue Valentine (2010)
An honest and human drama about the acquaintance and love story of a married couple who sees their marriage fall apart. Golden Globe nomination for Gosling, Oscar nomination for Michelle Williams.
The Ides of March (2011)
Impersonating the Ohio Gov. spokesman, he co-starred with screenwriter and director George Clooney in an outstanding political drama that somehow prophesied what happened in the United States in 2016 (see Donald Trump election).
In one of the best roles of his career so far, Ryan Gosling plays the Driver, a somewhat “teased”, romantic stuntman with melancholy in the eyes, speed in the pistol and retro aesthetics in his appearance. Yes, the silk bomber jacket was the second “protagonist” of Nicolas Winding Refn’s film.
Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
Jacob Palmer is the definition of perfection in everything: from how he dresses to how he flirts and how he maneuvers in his professional space. He is the hero – after Noah in the Notebook – who made women fall in love with Gosling and men hang costumes in their closets.
The place beyond the Pines (2012)
Like another James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955), Gosling impersonates a red leather jacket, a lonely young man who is forced by a stuntman to transform into a bank robber. His co-star is his wife, Eva Mendes.
Only God Forgives (2013)
In his second collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn, after Drive, Gosling embodies Julian, an American fugitive who runs a boxing club and traffics drugs in Bangkok in a story of bloody revenge with scripted gaps but full aesthetics and atmosphere.
The Big Short (2015)
With wig hair, Gosling plays insurer Jared Vennet, who, along with a group of outsiders in the stock market, explain how the US real estate bubble in 2008 happened.
The Nice Guys (2016)
Here, Ryan Gosling goes back to the 70s and plays the private detective Holland March, who tries to solve the murder of a porn star together with Russell Crowe in the role of a police officer. Enjoyable Gosling to such an extent that it made us like even Crowe.
La La Land (2016)
Sebastian knew how to dance, to sing, to make women fall in love with him, to dress like a star of the old movie. That is, Gosling himself.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Thirty-five years after Ridley Scott’s iconic Harrison Ford film, Ryan Gosling invaded Rick Deckard’s futuristic universe through Denis Villeneuve’s sequel, embodying a young blade runner, Officer K.
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