Ten fun facts about Ryan Gosling


Fact 1
Ryan Gosling was born on November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada.

Fact 2
He first started performing as a singer at talent contests with his older sister Mandi.

Fact 3
Ryan Gosling auditioned in Montreal for the TV shoe "The Mickey Mouse Club" on January 1993 and was chosen against 17,000 other aspiring actors for a role on the show. While there he lived with co-star Justin Timberlake's family for a year.

Fact 4
He takes his dog George to his yoga classes with him.

Fact 5
Ryan Gosling became wildly popular in 2004 with his leading role as Noah in the romantic movie The Notebook, for which he got 4 Teen Choice Awards and 1 MTV Movie Award.

Fact 6
He is the co-owner of a Moroccan restaurant called Tagine based in Beverly Hills, California.

Fact 7
Unlike many famous actors his age, he doesn’t have an entourage and keeps a few close friends. He says he prefers solitude when he is not working, crediting this to his independent childhood.

Fact 8
Ryan Gosling and his friend Zach Shields started an indie rock band Dead Man's Bones.

Fact 9
As a child he had difficulty reading and was diagnosed with ADHD. He was then put in a class for special needs students and subsequently his mother quit her job and homeschooled him.

Fact 10
He is a supporter of PETA, the Enough Project and Invisible Children and has travelled to Uganda and eastern Congo to create awareness about conflicts in the regions. He also went to Chad in 2005 to make a documentary on the Darfur refugees living there.


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Is a Canadian actor, director, producer, writer, musician and restaurant owner.

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