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?