Top 10 Interesting facts about Ryan Gossling

Some lesser known Interesting facts about Ryan Gossling

  • He was born in London, Ontario, Canada on November 12, 1980.
  • His childhood nickname was “Trouble.”
  •  Ryan took ballet but stopped because he was terrible.
  •  Ryan Gosling was supposed to play the lead in The Lovely Bones but was fired when he showed up on set weighing 210 pounds. He was cast when he weighed 150 pounds.
  •  His perfect day would involve sitting in a room and knitting all day. He absolutely loves knitting.
  •  When he was a kid, he could do an absolutely epic rendition of “Everybody Dance Now.”
  • When he was a kid, Ryan filled a Fisher-Price Magic kit with steak knives, brought them to school, and threw them at kids at recess.
  • Rachel McAdams and Ryan apparently hated each other while filming The Notebook.
  • His uncle was an Elvis impersonator and Ryan was his assistant.
  • Britney Spears used to play spin the bottle with him.
  • Ryan built the car he used in Drive
  • He once bought out an entire Girl Scout Cookie stand and handed them out to people on the street.
  • A.J. McClean never returned Ryan Gosling’s calls about joining the Backstreet Boys in the early ’90s. They lived in the same apartment complex at the time.
  •  Justin Timberlake’s mom was his legal guardian for six months.
  • After eating a GREAT meal, Ryan, on a whim, decided to open a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills called Tagine.
  •  Ryan gave himself his own tattoo with a tattoo kit. It was supposed to be a bloody monster’s hand but it looks more like a cactus.
  • He dated Sandra Bullock from 2002–2003. She was 16 years older than him. In 2011, he said she was one of the greatest girlfriends

  • He taught Britney Spears about sex, like “positions and such.”
  •  Ryan built the table from The Notebook that he and Rachel McAdams consummated their relationship on.
  • During the first season of The Mickey Mouse Club, Ryan and his family lived in the Yogi Bear trailer park down the road from the studio.
  •  After Hurricane Katrina he packed a car and headed to Mississippi to help build a monastery.
  •  He has a sister named Mandi.
  •  he’s never said “Hey, girl.”
  • He’s an accomplished jazz guitarist.
  • His favorite place in the L.A. area is Disneyland. He often goes alone, wears headphones and a hat, and goes on rides all day.
  •  Ryan Cabrera has a Ryan Gosling tattoo on his calf.
  • He starred in a pilot episode of a TV show called The Unbelievables with his future Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Steve Carrell.
  • He worked at a sandwich shop after The Notebook.
  •  A huge jazz fan, his favorite musician is Chet Baker.
  • Thanks to his leading role in Half Nelson, Gosling was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor in 2006.
  • He’s in a band called Dead Man’s Bones where he sings about paranormal phenomena
  • He takes his dog, George, with him to his yoga classes.
  • Gosling admits that he has no entourage and only a few close friends.
  • He often prefers solitude while not working, attributing it to his autonomous childhood.
  •  He was home-schooled as a child.
  • Gosling is making is directorial debut this year with the movie How To Catch A Monster starring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Matt Smith.
  • Ryan has two nicknames in high school: “Opie” and “Trouble”. These two names signify a “good boy bad boy” persona.
  • Justin Timberlake and he were roommates during their time in the Mickey Mouse Club.
  • yan first broke into show business on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.
  • Gosling and ex-girlfriend, Rachel McAdams, were born in the same hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada.
  • In 2012, Ryan released a documentary he both produced and narrated about youth culture called ReGENERATION.
  •  In 2007, the producer of Fracture had a hard time contacting Ryan Gosling to give him the script because he was living in a tent in the woods for reasons he won’t disclose. Apparently he lived off the grid for two months.
  •  When he was 12, he was on an episode of Goosebumps. He was also on an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark.

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