Old Man Ryan Gosling is turning 40 today, and I suppose that calls for an assessment of the state of the Gosling. The past few years have felt sort of quiet, haven't they? He's only had one film -- the very fine First Man -- come out since 2017. He's supposedly been off enjoying being a big papa, and good for him, I say. Anybody's lucky to call Ryan Gosling "Daddy" I say.
But that quietude's about to howl its hairy ass off because as we told you in June he's lined up his next thing and it's a re-do of The Wolfman, with recent Invisible Man re-do director Leigh Whannell again taking a silver-plated stab at updating a dusty Univeral Monster property. We wish all of that well! Especially if they go the American Werewolf route and Ryan does lots of running around in the altogether. Stamp of approval, that. Anyway as we did for his Blue Valentine co-star Michelle Williams when she turned forty two months back we will now list for you, our beloved readership, our favorite performances of Mr. Gosling, for you to yay or nay all over.
My 5 Favorite Ryan Gosling Performances
Dean, Blue Valentine
Lars, Lars and the Real Girl
Dan, Half Nelson
Runners-up: The Believer, The Notebook, Crazy Sexy Love,
All Good Things, Murder By Numbers, First Man
What are your favorite Ryan Gosling performances?