and here are my favorite parts of the article, I so agree with the comparison to DeNiro!!
What he’s doing now is growing up. Gosling is 30 years old, which is exactly the age Robert De Niro was when Mean Streets was released, and last year, playing the troubled, listless, furious, alcoholic, yet so, so tender and yearning husband in Blue Valentine, Gosling gave a performance that hit what Pauline Kael, describing De Niro’s performance in that Scorsese classic, called “the true note.” It was bravura acting on every level — a technical tour de force, one that made every mood swing convincing, but also, like Gosling’s earlier performance in The Believer, one that showed you the character’s belief system from the inside out (and the more unreasonable it got, the more it came wrapped in the actor’s empathy). Blue Valentine was about the frustration of a certain kind of damaged romantic male narcissist who feels, in this era, that domestic life has robbed him of his power. Gosling made you know what it felt like when that power leaked away.
And then another comparison to Jack Nicholson, I do believe they both have a similar charisma to them, and like Jack Ryan could be the next serious actor and movie star at the same time
Gosling may turn out to be the rare actor, like Jack Nicholson, who is equally both at once. Early on, though, I thought he was almost destined to be an actor first and a star second. He first came to prominence ten years ago, in The Believer (left), playing an anti-Semitic skinhead who was, in fact, a brilliant, searching, self-loathing Jewish screw-up, and Gosling gave a performance — I don’t say this lightly — that was worthy of the young De Niro. He did something that movies about sociopaths, let alone movies about young Talmudic scholars–turned–Judaism bashers, almost never do: He made the character’s belief system intellectually charged and compelling. He showed you that this violent, messed-up kid who despised his heritage was, in the depths of his rage, the only halfway reverent Jewish person in the room. (He hated the contradictions of the religion — the hypocrisy of it, in his view — because his desire to believe was so consuming.) In that single performance, a stunning screen actor was born.
Okay so this is the third Ryan post in a row, I'm not crazy, but I can't delete the other two (or at least I don't know how) because Iwas going to merge them all together in this post. Anyway, I just came back from seeing Crazy Stupid Love which Ryan is great in acting wise, but more importantly out of this world hot, cool, awesome, wicked, sick all those adjectives. = Me everytime he came on screen. He has a great screen presence and he wears those suits oh so well. Plus, there's a twist that I totally didn't see coming. The movie is really sweet and funny and heartfelt as a whole.