Ryan Gosling first appeared in the American variety television show ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ in 1993. He starred in 3 episodes and parted ways from the show in 1995. He continued to star in television series and shows like ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ (1995), ‘PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal’ (1996), ‘Road to Avonlea’ (1996), ‘Goosebumps’ (1996), and ‘Flash Forward’ (1996). In 1997, he made his first big-screen appearance in the fantasy comedy film ‘Frankenstein and Me’ directed by Robert Tinnell. The film has a 5.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb. In 2000, he starred as ‘Alan Bosley’ in the American biographical sports film ‘Remember the Titans’ directed by Boaz Yakin. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a decent box office success, grossing over $136.8 million on a budget of $30 million. He next starred in films like ‘The Believer’ (2001), ‘Murder by Numbers’ (2002), ‘The Slaughter Rule’ (2002), and ‘The United States of Leland’ (2003). He portrayed ‘Noah Calhoun’ in the 2004 American romantic drama film ‘The Notebook’ directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film, despite opening to a mixed critical reception, performed well at the box office and grossed over $117.8 million on a $29 million budget. The following year, he played the role of ‘Henry Letham’ in the Marc Forster-directed American psychological thriller ‘Stay.’ The film received a lukewarm response from critics and was a commercial failure.
In 2006, he portrayed ‘Dan Dunne’ in the American drama film ‘Half Nelson’ directed by Ryan Fleck. The film saw critical acclaim upon release and holds a 90% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. Gosling also received an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for his performance in the film. He was next seen in films like ‘Fracture’ (2007), ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ (2007), ‘Blue Valentine’ (2010), ‘All Good Things’ (2010), and ‘ReGeneration’ (2010). He starred as ‘Jacob Palmer’ in the 2011 American romantic comedy film ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The film earned praise from critics and grossed over $145 million on a budget of $50 million. Gosling also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of Jacob Palmer in the film. That same year, he also starred in the American action drama film ‘Drive’ directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film was a major critical and commercial success, grossing over $81.4 million at the box office. He next starred in films like ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ (2012), ‘Gangster Squad’ (2013), and ‘Only God Forgives’ (2013). In 2014, he made his directorial debut in the American fantasy thriller film ‘Lost River.’ The film received mixed reviews from critics and has a 31% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The following year, he played the role of ‘Jared Vennett’ in the American biographical comedy-drama film ‘The Big Short’ directed by Adam McKay. The film received a positive nod from critics and was a financial success, grossing over $133.4 million on a $50 million budget.
Gosling received his second Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of ‘Sebastian Wilder’ in the 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film ‘La La Land’ directed by Damien Chazelle. The film received massive acclaim upon release and was a major box office success, grossing over $448.9 million on a budget of $30 million. He next appeared in films like ‘Song to Song’ (2017), ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (2017), and ‘First Man’ (2018). He was last seen in the 2022 Anthony Russo and Joe Russo-directed American action thriller film ‘The Gray Man.’ The film received a mixed response from critics.