Be still my beating heart! Yesterday, we got familiar with Ryan Gosling as a tween, singing and dancing to C+C Music Factory at a Mormon talent competition. Today, our journey through Ryan’s adolescence continues with his very first interview on “The Insider” in 1998, preparing for his role on “Young Hercules.” In the video, a significantly blonder Gosling — then around 18 years old — works out at the gym, punching a dummy, and talks about his love of Bruce Lee movies. Dying inside.
Hi, is it Christmas? I’m just wondering because no less than seven people have sent me a link to this video this morning, featuring a young Ryan Gosling performing at a Mormon talent competition. He sings “When A Man Loves A Woman” and gets funky to C+C Music Factory. Dude has been epic since before puberty. Love him! [Hyper Vocal] Keep reading »
Last night, I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with CC, the woman who posted a flyer looking for Ryan Gosling or a Gosling lookalike to replace the boyfriend she just lost. (FYI, contrary to my initial belief, there is only one flyer and it’s hanging inside the window of CC’s store in Brooklyn.) Initially, I thought the flyer was funny and cheeky and, quite frankly, something I should have thought of ages ago. But as I discovered from talking with CC, the real backstory is far more heartbreaking and sweet than your average viral celeb-related meme. Keep reading »
Bret Easton Ellis is the newest director being tossed into the ring to helm the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation and he’s suggesting everyone’s favorite first love, Ryan Gosling, for the hard spanking, nipple clamping, domineering lead.
American Psycho and Rules of Attraction author, Ellis, is clearly no stranger to working with taboo subjects and is pitching his ideas to the studio to take the controversial and mega-successful movie on. He took to twitter to dig up some conversation over who should play the key romantic roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. To say a few people are interested is an understatement. Hollywood sees these as career making roles. Read more …
A friend of a friend found this flyer posted in Brooklyn this weekend and naturally, it made its way into my inbox. Genius, was my first thought. My second thought was that I needed to mind-meld with this fellow Gosling appreciator, so I have emailed her. Perhaps she has been tipped off to two Gosling lookalikes and wouldn’t mind sharing. I will keep you posted.
It’s not hard to understand why screenwriters love to make the male lead some kind of carpenter or woodworker: its a vaguely “manly” sounding job yet free-spirited and there’s ample opportunity to take their shirts off. I realized this the other night when I saw “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” and fell head over heels in lust with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Catherine Keener’s super-sensitive love interest yet is also a manly-man carpenter. He’s a poor man’s Javier Bardem, but I won’t have to shank Penelope Cruz to get him in bed. Mmm-mmm. You can hammer my nail anytime, Jeffrey. Screw my bolts. Level my 2-x-4. Drill, baby, drill!
Enough with the double entendres. After the jump, eight more hot carpenters of film and television. I’m sure you’ll be impressed with how well they work with their wood. (Sorry.)