Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor. His first starring film role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001).
Gosling gained wider recognition for playing a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson (2006), Gosling was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the seventh-youngest nominee at that time. He next played a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl (2007). After a brief hiatus, he starred in the marital drama Blue Valentine (2010). Gosling co-starred in two mainstream films in 2011, the political drama The Ides of March, and the action drama Drive. He also starred in the acclaimed financial satire The Big Short (2015), and the romantic musical La La Land. Further acclaim followed with the science fiction thriller Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and the biopic First Man (2018). In addition to acting, he made his directorial debut in 2014's Lost River.