But not quite, of course. Sure, I ran 12 city blocks — in heels — to stand next to him in front of Whole Foods. Yeah, I’m working on a rom-com screenplay about my crush on him. And I definitely am alone in having to suffer through a Goservention. But still, it has come to my attention that I — okay, and tens of thousands of regular folks — am not the only one who has a major boner for Ryan Gosling. Quite a few celebrities — including otherwise straight men — have a special place in their hearts (and spank banks) for the Gos. Read on for some unadulterated Gosling worship…
“I loved the whole film and was engaged every moment of the way. But what I want to talk about is the first section, the Gosling section; I want to make love to this section. The first image we see is Gos’s toned six-pack, framed tight so that his head is cut off in order to focus our attention on the full spread of idiosyncratic tattoos and the impressive opening and closing of a butterfly knife, a skill Gosling mastered — he is the king of eccentric character behavior — as the character anxiously paces; in the same take, the character (we later learn his name is Luke) sticks the knife overhand into the wall and walks out the door shirtless; we still haven’t seen his face but we know it’s the Gos: the hair, the head, the strut … I mean, come on giiiiiiirl. … The rest of his section is more of the same beautiful Gosling brooding and motorcycle riding. … The rest of the film is great, but the following two sections can’t hope to burn with the same intensity of the Gosling section, they’re not designed that way. It’s not the actors’ faults, it’s just that Gosling was cast as the shooting star, and he sucked up all the oxygen. I could watch that first section over and over and over and over.” – James Franco on Ryan’s performance in “The Place Beyond The Pines” is basically a love letter.
“Yes, I have a huge crush on Ryan Gosling. My mom also got my sister and me Ryan Gosling coloring books for Christmas. We’ve been coloring him and making sure he looks pretty … not hard to do.” – Dakota Fanning, who also said of meeting Gosling at the Governor’s Ball after the Academy Award, “He stares into your soul.”
“He’s just a dreamboat. It’s undebatable. He’s just stunning. Not only physically, but in terms of talent — a general sex appeal that he has.” – Andrew Garfield is probably pretty jealous that girlfriend Emma Stone gets to keep working with Ryan on screen.
“I just really like hearing his viewpoint because I know that it’s never going to be tainted. He’s very much his own person. I really like his brain.” – Emma Stone said of Ryan’s most impressive body part.
“It’s enviable. I imagine that when water pours down [his abs] it’s like an office fountain with rocks.” — Ryan’s “Crazy Stupid Love” co-star Josh Groban is partial to his six-pack abs.
“I have a talent crush on Ryan Gosling. I think he’s fantastic and, ahem, you know he’d be nice afterwards. He seems smart. If I was gay, I would go for a smart man.” – Daniel Radcliffe knows the Gos possesses many important qualities.
“Ugh — NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered ‘inappropriate.’” – Anna Kendrick and I have encountered a similar theater-going problem.
“It’s like him walking around, and he literally looks like he’s in a photo shoot … There are ones of me, and I literally look like the neighbor who never really comes out of his house, and when he does you’re like, ‘Maybe you should just stay in.’” — Even Bradley Cooper thinks Ryan deserved People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” title.
“He’s always been that charismatic and that talented. He’s unbelievable – I think one of the best actors of our generation.” – Justin Timberlake keeps his affection professional, but I know he’d hit it.
“I like his subtleties and how he really internalizes a lot of the emotion. And for me, that’s kind of my style. So, he’s definitely a big person to look up to.” – Josh Hutcherson looks up to Ryan so much that he named his puppy after his character in “Drive.”
“It’s the Bentley of tattoos.” — – Ryan Cabrera played a game of tattoo roulette with friends and ended up with this tattoo of Ryan on his leg, but he doesn’t mind a bit.