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Submitted by crysister 1040d ago | opinion piece

Is Ryan Gosling the Smartest Actor in Hollywood?

Planet Ivy: He has his own feminist meme, his own band, he fights crime and he hands out cookies to total strangers. Ryan Gosling as a human being is odd enough, but Ryan Gosling as a movie star is one of the weirdest contradictions in Hollywood. He’s a loveable hard man known for breathtaking romantic gestures as well as for unapologetically smashing skulls in elevators. He’s a no-nonsense, womanising killer in Gangster Squad and a Nicholas Sparks-designed lover in The Notebook. Could it be that Ryan Gosling doesn’t know what kind of star he wants to be? Or does he just balance screen personalities (along with audience expectations) with all the skill of the smartest man in Hollywood? (Culture, Ryan Gosling)

crysister  +   1040d ago
Loved by men and women..he has it sewn up :/ !
moviewatcher  +   1040d ago
Drive was an amazing movie.
appleandroid  +   1040d ago
yep, lift face stomper was a bit grim though
Sahil  +   1039d ago
he looked dashing in the movie :P
gedapeleda  +   1039d ago
I didn't like his act.He's an autistic assburger,
and I was constantly thinking say something!
I thought he wasn't really cool by beeing quiet.
Taking some woman for a ride around the city not saying a word.
Hergula  +   1040d ago
I have nothing against him yet as an actor he is just mediocre, as of now.
appleandroid  +   1040d ago
Really? As of now how do you mean? Hid films have been consistent
Hergula  +   1040d ago
True, but I believe he has not yet hit his prime. He goes up and down from film to film, yet I believe that depends on the films he chooses to act in. Yet when he actually takes a role that requires brilliant acting, he pulls through in great fashion.

I just think that he still has room to improve his craft.
RetrospectRealm  +   1040d ago
That's so opinionated I can't even stress. You know how I know that? Because Gosling isn't mediocre at all.
Hergula  +   1040d ago
Whoa take it easy Cowboy, I never said he was a B-list actor and never meant it in that way whatsoever. He is as much of an A-list actor as anyone else, Yet when it comes to A-list actor, he is a mediocre one, in general he is brilliant, yet it depends on what context you put him in.
RetrospectRealm  +   1040d ago
Lul. Take it easy? You act as though I was overreacting. Even so, he still is not mediocre.
FlunkinMonkey  +   1039d ago
You're just as opinionated as he is to be honest. He's allowed his view on Gosling's acting status.

He hasn't always been great in my eyes, and i think often gets by on looks. He was nominated for an Academy Award for 'Half Nelson', but hasn't done that much to make me think he is a 'great', but that's MY opinion.
Sahil  +   1039d ago
"I just think that he still has room to improve his craft."

He needs good roles, to show his consistency. Right now, I'd rate him in the top 15.
Derekvinyard13  +   1040d ago
Good actor
monkeyfox  +   1039d ago
...slightly above mediocre actor..
Sahil  +   1039d ago
not mediocre, nor brillaint.

Good actor.
chukamachine  +   1039d ago
I thought drive was crap.
aDDicteD  +   1033d ago
ryan gosling is a great actor, certainly he is not the best in his craft nor is he the smartest but he already is well established and has proven himself in the industry. his movies are both critically and entertainingly successful. at this point of his career he is already primed and if given a good movie this guy is oscar worthy. one of his edge against his competitors is that he has charming persona something similar that what leo d caprio has throughout his career.
Crazay  +   1033d ago
Not much of a fan of his to be honest. I don't even think I've ever fully watched anything he's been in.

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