Ryan Gosling is one of the most popular Hollywood celebrities of our time. He is an award-winning Canadian and musician. He has done many notable movies in his career, and is especially recognized for his superb acting talent and ruggedly handsome looks. He is best known for his roles in movies like The Notebook (2004), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), La La Land (2016), and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Gosling has been nominated twice for an Academy Award for Best Actor, for Half Nelson (2007) and La La Land (2016), and won a Golden Globe for the latter. He is of French-Canadian descent, with parts of English, Irish, Scottish, and German. He handles Twitter account @RyanGosling with 2 million followers.
Early Life and Career
Gosling was born on the 12th of November, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada, to father Thomas Ray Gosling and mother Donna Gosling, as Ryan Thomas Gosling. His father was a traveling salesman for a paper mill, owing to which his family moved a lot. His parents got divorced when he was 13. He and his sister Mandi lived with their mother throughout their childhood, and it is to this experience that he credits his instinct and/or ability “to think like a girl.” He was familiar with entertaining audiences from a young age, as he was used to performing for crowds, and even got a chance to perform with Elvis Presley as a child.
He made his acting debut at the age of 12, in a remake of Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club, in Montreal, alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. His first lead role was in the 2001 Jewish neo-nazi drama The Believer. He gained major fame after he starred in the lead role in the Nicholas Sparks romance The Notebook, and went on to land several roles in movies like Half Nelson and Crazy, Stupid, Love. His 2016 musical La La Land was globally acclaimed by film critics, and he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the movie.
Because his father was a traveling salesman, his family moved a lot, because of which he changed schools a lot as well. He went to Gladstone Public School, Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, and Lester B. Pearson High School. He was homeschooled for a year when his mom left her job. According to Gosling, he hated his elementary school experience because he was bullied. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to shift focus onto his acting career.
It is no surprise that Ryan Gosling has a high net worth, given that he is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. As of 2021, his approximate net worth is estimated to be around 70 million US dollars.
Gosling dated Murders By Numbers co-star Sandra Bullock from 2001 to 2002. He was in a relationship with The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams from 2005 to 2007, and fans were heartbroken when they ended things between them. He has been in a relationship with the now-retired American actress and model Eva Mendes since 2011, and they have two daughters together.
Gosling is an avid philanthropist and animal rights activist – he is a supporter of Invisible Children, PETA, and the Enough Project, and has visited several different countries in Africa to raise awareness against violence, and has been engaged in peace promotion in the region for over a decade as well.
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