Gosling began his career as a child actor, joining Mickey Mouse Club from 1993-1995 and appearing on family-friendly television shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Later he rose to stardom in Hollywood movies.
Gosling is an accomplished actor renowned for his charismatic presence onscreen. His capacity to capture characters’ innermost struggles and triumphs has won over audiences around the globe.
Drive is an engaging crime thriller directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and based on James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name. Starring Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver, it earned several awards nominations.
The film follows a man who works as both a stunt driver in Hollywood movies and mechanic at Shannon’s garage (Bryan Cranston). He moonlights as an escape driver for mobster Bernie (Albert Brooks) and Nino (Ron Perlman).
He becomes close to Irene, a neighbor and her young son Benicio, vowing to protect them from local mobsters. Unfortunately, he ends up involved in an unsuccessful heist and finds himself on the run with a contract hanging over his head.
Refn utilizes silence and limited dialogue to convey a great deal in Drive. He also emphasizes kinetic visuals as well as subtextual nuances.
Crazy Stupid Love (2013)
Director Glenn Ficarra and screenwriter Dan Fogelman’s Crazy Stupid Love boasts an all-star cast, including Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon. It follows the tale of a middle aged man (Carell) who is shocked when his wife (Moore) requests divorce.
He returns to the bar, and after some lonely nights, begins hanging out with Jacob (Gosling). With his help, Cal attempts to rediscover his manhood.
While Cal is struggling to find romance again, Hannah (Emma Stone), who works at the same bar as him, falls for him. But it is Jacob (the young and deceptively easy-to-pick-up Jacob) who really makes things work for him by teaching him how to approach women and persuade them to date him.
La La Land (2016)
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is a film that examines what happens when two people must balance their personal ambition and love for one another. Starring Emma Stone as Mia, an accomplished actress, and Ryan Gosling as Sebastian – an enthusiastic jazz pianist – it explores this theme beautifully.
Although this movie’s plot may seem simple enough, it is heartbreakingly realistic. It teaches us just how difficult being a real person can be–balancing work and personal life–and helps us appreciate the importance of integrity, empathy, and perseverance.
It pays homage to classic musicals such as An American in Paris and The Band Wagon, while also showcasing the unique atmosphere of Los Angeles. Not only is the music superb, but so too is the cinematography; plus, the production design is superbly executed.
First Man (2018)
Damien Chazelle’s latest film, First Man, takes an unflinching look at the space program in the 1960s. It follows astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) as he embarks on various missions and tests his strength.
Though it can be tempting to overlook the potential dangers of space exploration, Chazelle reminds us that this realm remains largely untamed by human experience. His opening X-15 flights serve not as a showcase for Armstrong’s skill; rather, they serve as stark reminders that everything about space travel can go awry at any moment.
Gosling’s performance as this character shows his versatility; he can convey strong feelings without resorting to unnecessary emotional outbursts or overblown sentimentality. This feat proves his talents aren’t limited to being the star of a big blockbuster movie.