But the publicity-leery Gosling has forged a careful career path, built on unusual role choices and avoidance of overexposure.
Here are eight seminal moments that made Gosling the (reluctant) movie star he is today: .
Mendes went on to work with Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
Mention Ryan Gosling to women – and to a number of men as well – and frequently a sound escapes them, like a tyre squeaking out air.
They crumple visibly at his name, thinking perhaps of that square successor-to-Clooney jaw in .
Her first proper break came when she was cast to appear in Training Day, alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
Her appearance in the film led to her landing roles in Stuck on You with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as well as Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time In Mexico, with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Johnny Depp.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for those who have prayed and have kept my brother in your thoughts and who wished him to get better.'He fought with all his might and power and gave cancer one hell of a fight.
He leaves behind behind a 13 year old and a 5 year old.He's the man of the moment, no other actor has quite the same giddying effect.It seems there is only one person in the world not interested in talking about Ryan Gosling – and that's the 32-year-old Canadian himself.Deana Sumanac-Johnson is a national CBC News reporter for the arts unit.She appears regularly on The National and CBC News radio programs, specializing in stories on music and literature/publishing.A number of viewers immediately took to Twitter slamming Mendes for her comments, claiming that attraction should be based on more than just appearances, with some pointing out that The Hitch star isn't even hitched herself.