All about Ryan Gosling.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Give your opinions! It looks quite good actually!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Where's Ryan Gosling hiding?
Where’s Ryan Gosling? The Oscar-nominated “Half Nelson” star, was a surprise entry on the Oscar slate. But he’s been pretty much MIA from the campaign circuit. He wasn't even at the prestigious and essential campaign stop - the Oscar Nominees Luncheon - this week. Even Peter O'Toole showed up for that. Doesn't Ryan want to win?According to Bonnie Abaunza of Amnesty International, Ryan is in Uganda scouting locations for “The Lord’s Resistance Army,” a film about child soldiers in East Africa. Gosling’s producing the film, co-writing the script, will direct and star in it. With him in Uganda are child soldier expert Jimmy Briggs, author of “Innocents Lost,” and John Prendergast, D.C-based senior advisor to the International Crisis Group. He’s the guy who took Angelina Jolie on her first trip to the eastern Congo in 2003 and helped George Clooney recently appear at the United Nations to seek help for Darfur’s thousands of dead and millions of displaced civil war victims.While there, they visited some hospitals and aid centers funded by Nic Cage’s $2.5 million contribution to help rehabilitate child soldiers. Yesterday morning, Bonnie got a frantic call from Ryan, Jimmy and John asking for her help.

At one hospital, the trio met a 3-year-old girl whose village had been attacked and destroyed by the child soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army. “She had been thrown into a fire to burn to death. But she managed to wriggle out. The child soldiers grabbed her, wrapped her in a rug and threw her back in. But she managed to crawl out again, stay hidden in the brush and survive. She was just 18 months old. She’s still alive but is horribly burned. The carpet is embedded in her head. "She has a cerebral infection and is in terrible pain with every movement and every breath,” says Abaunza. She cannot grow because her skin is so scarred. The brave little girl needs more help than the Doctors Without Borders can provide and her only hope now is to get to the US and be given long-term treatment at a Burn Center." Ryan, Jimmie and John are determined to get her out of Uganda and flown to the US for specialized care and Bonnie is trying to arrange airfare and medical care as fast as she can. So if you wonder where the Oscar-nommed actor has been during the fabulous frenzied awards season, that’s what he's been up to. Freaking inspiring, isn't it?

Source: The Envelope.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


At 26, the scruffy, Ontario-born Gosling is a standout in nearly everything he appears in, be it The Notebook (opposite his girlfriend, Rachel McAdams), Murder by Numbers (opposite Sandra Bullock), or 2001’s The Believer, in which he is extraordinary. In Half Nelson, Gosling delivers one of the most heartbreaking performances of 2006 as Dan Dunne, a twentysomething middle school teacher in inner-city Brooklyn struggling with a wicked drug problem that almost goes unnoticed. Supported by talented costars Anthony Mackie and Shareeka Epps, Gosling’s acting is subtle, complex, filled with humanity, and yes, worthy of an Oscar nod.

Source: LA Confidential Magazine.

New Picture from The New York Observer

Make Way for Gosling: Half Nelson made Ryan 2006's official 'it' indie kid.

Source: The New York Observer.

Friday, February 02, 2007

'Nelson' acclaim gooses Gosling
Ryan Gosling, 26, has earned his first Oscar nomination playing a crack-addled high school teacher in Half Nelson, a tiny movie with massive critical acclaim. The Canadian actor, who romances his Notebook honey, Rachel McAdams, 30, in real life, does little press. But the surprise recognition got him talking to USA TODAY's Donna Freydkin:

Q: You said, when picking up your breakthrough award at the National Board of Review gala, that the award finally stopped your mom from worrying about your career choice. How’s she handling the fact that you're an Oscar contender?
A: It has taken this reverse effect, where she's crying more now that I've been nominated than she would have if I hadn’t.
Q: What does it all mean to you, given that the movie is such an underdog?
A: I couldn't be more grateful. It's so encouraging to see a film this small being acknowledged at this level, because these are the kinds of movies I want to make and the kinds of movies I want to see. I have such respect for all those actors.
Q: And unlike most of them, you've done barely any press to promote the film.A: It's a total surprise because we haven't had to do any of that. We didn't have the money to promote the film, so we just got so much goodwill from the critics and people who have a voice.Q: I assume you're taking your mom, sister and girlfriend to the Oscars?
A: I hope so. I hope they can make it. I hope they're not busy that night. Can I bring three?
Q: You've played a crackhead and a Jewish neo-Nazi. What are you up to next?
A: I'm going to do this film that I wrote and that I'm going to direct in Africa, called The Lord's Resistance, about the Lord's Resistance army of child soldiers in Uganda.
Q: Wow, intense. How do you relax?
A: I knit. Yeah. I really do. I knit scarves. I bake.