It’s a glow! Ryan GoslingAfter many memorable roles, he has made a lasting impression on Hollywood.
Many fell in love with Gosling when he played the role of Noah Calhoun, a romantic film from 2004. The Notebook. The Canada native played the male lead role alongside the actress for more than a decade.Rachel McAdams, author Nicholas SparksIt was discovered that not many actors were interested in auditioning.
“It was really interesting because a lot of the actors said, ‘Well, what’s Noah’s arc?’” Sparks told IMDBIn 2016. “It’s a guy who falls in love and then he just kinda does nothing, and then waits for her to show up and then he’s there and he’s still in love and then at the end of the film, well, he’s still in love. Where’s the arc?”
Sparks noted that, when Gosling came in, “he really brought that story to life.”
The Remember the TitansStar previously recalled the simple manner in which he proved himself to be director Nick CassavetesHe deserved the role of his lifetime.
“[Cassavettes] called me to meet him at his house,” the Blue ValentineStar explained in an interview with Company magazine in 2012. “When I got there, he was standing in his backyard, and he looked at me and said, ‘I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.’”
Gosling continued to make a name of himself in the critically-acclaimed film La La LandAlongside Emma Stone. The romantic comedy stood out because of its musical component, which the Golden Globe winner wasn’t expecting at first.
“But, at the heart of it, it’s about these two people and it’s about their relationship, so it felt like it was accessible, even if you didn’t like musicals, you know?” he told Flare2016 “The only way it would work was if there was a consistency of characters so it didn’t feel like they were suddenly different people while they were singing and dancing, and then went back to being the people who were talking five minutes earlier.”
While reflecting on the success of the film, Gosling agreed that the performances were “very powerful.”
“You can feel it in this movie when the numbers happen. It lifts you and takes you somewhere only it can,” he added at the time.
The next year, Gosling made her debut in Blade Runner 2049With Harrison FordHe said that he was glad he didn’t accept a blockbuster role until then.
“I try not to discriminate against budget, but they never felt right. I’m glad I waited. [Blade Runner] was one of the first films that I saw that I didn’t know how to feel when it was over,” he shared with Entertainment Weekly2017. “The line between heroes and villains was so blurred. It’s not a hero’s journey in any way. This was the storyline that I saw growing up. Thematically, there’s just so much there — it was rich, it was melancholy, it was romantic. It’s so special. It’s so special. Many other things have taken its ideas, but they couldn’t steal its soul. I felt lucky to enter that world.”
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