He learnt Jewish for the movie ‘The Believer’.
He built the kitchen table with chairs of ‘The Notebook’ Movie.
In preparation for his role, Ryan restored the 1973 Chevy Malibu that his character uses in the film ‘Drive’.
In ‘Half Nelson’ he asked to improvise the scene in the locker room with Shareeka Eps. The scene was added in the movie after the first take.
‘Half Nelson’ is a position in Wrestling fight; Dan Dunne, Ry’s Character, is an addicted teacher who’s fighting against Drug; Drug is keeping Dan down with a arm press against his back.
Ryan was the first Canadian-born performer in over 60 years to be nominated for the best actor Oscar in “Half Nelson”.
He was fired from the set of ‘The Lovely Bones’ because “too fat”, only Few days before starting shooting.
He auditioned for the role of Frankie Ballenbacher in ‘Alpha Dog’ (then given to Justin Timberlake) and for the role of Sam Flynn in ‘Tron: Legacy’ (given to Garrett Hedlund).
He refused the role of Detective Loki in ‘Prisoners’ (for the role was then chosen Jake Gyllenhall);
Ryan passed by ‘Logan’s Run Project’, a remake of the old movie played by Michael York in the 70s. Nicolas WR was attached to this movie as director. Ryan quit the project in 2012 and few months later also NWR gave up.
Was considered to play Batman in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) before Ben Affleck was cast.
‘Dallas Buyers Club’ main role played by Matthew McConaughey was offered in 2008 to Ryan with Craig Gillespie as director, surely after their Lars and the Real Girl collaboration.
At 12 years old he was casting by Disney to join the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. Not the most gifted of the group (especially in dance), he is soon put aside and so began to spend his free time having fun in Disneyworld (which he loves a lot).
To be credible as a couple in ‘Blue Valentine’, Ryan and Michelle Williams have been living for an entire month together in the same place making the dinner, doing dishes, fighting, walking in the park with their “daughter”: they did everything like a real couple;
During the filming of ‘The Notebook’ Ryan Gosling falls in love with his partner, Rachel Mcadams, and the two, at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Edition, are the winners of the “best movie kiss” Award. On the show they reproduce live the famous kissing scene of the movie What a moment! Their relationship lasts two years, and when they split up many fans have trouble getting over it: “one day a girl approached me on the street, she tried to slap me by saying: ‘Could you? How could you give up a girl like her “, Ryan told.
Singer, pianist and jazz guitarist, he took a break in his acting career to create in 2008 an indie spooky band, ‘Dead Man’s Bones’ with friend Zach Shields (the duo released a first album a year later.) Ryan Gosling also performed as chorus on a ‘Soul Decision’ album, a Canadian group.
One of the ‘Backstreet Boys’ singers offered him to audition and become a member of the group … Thank God he refused.
In 2007, the ‘Fracture’ Producer had difficulty contacting Ryan Gosling to give him the script of the movie because he lived in a tent in the woods, for reasons he always refused to reveal. He was completely disconnected from the rest of the world for two months.
He was hired to play in ‘The Notebook’ only because the director thought he wasn’t handsome.
In 2012, Ryan released a documentary on youth culture called “Regenaration”; For this project he was both producer and narrator.