Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

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He used to live with Justin Timberlake and hang out with Britney Spears, he could have been a Backstreet Boy, and did you know he’s a skilled carpenter?

He’s Kind of a Super Hero

On the busy streets of NYC, one woman wasn’t watching where she was going and was about to step into traffic. Hundreds of people must have been around, but it was The Gos who pulled her back. Ryan Gosling has literally saved a human life. Gosman? The Goslinator? Whatever you want to call him, he’s kind of a superhero.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Might Be Broke?

Ryan Gosling reportedly spent all his money when he purchased a restaurant called Tagine in Beverly Hills, of which he’s the co-owner. His net worth is an estimated $30 million so if this is true, that’s quite the investment. It’s okay Gos, you’ll always be a treasure to us.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Was Almost a Backstreet Boy

BSB A.J. McLean personally asked him to audition for the best boy band ever. Sadly, the Gos turned him down to pursue his acting career. Knowing what might have been, the Shape of Our Heart will never be the same.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

Draco Malfoy is His Secret Twin

Okay, before you say anything just look at these. How could Draco Malfoy and Ryan Gosling be anything other than twins separated at birth at St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries?

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He’s a Generous Ex

His list of past girlfriends include costars Rachel McAdams and Sandra Bullock. When interviewed, he called them “two of the greatest girlfriends of all time.” So ladies, if you ever date and break up with Ryan Gosling, rest assured he’ll only say kind things about you.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Got His Start at Disney

Like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake, he too started out as a Mouseketeer on Disney’s The All New Mickey Mouse Club in January 1993. This is where he developed his vocal talents before moving on to “Young Hercules” and later, feature films.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He’s a Foodie

He doesn’t like crisp apple streudels or schnitzel on noodles, but the Gos does have a list of favorite things he likes to eat. These include Glosette raisins, a Canadian type of chocolate-covered raisins. His absolute favorite food is calamari, and he makes sure they never run out of it at Tagine.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He’s Got a Need for Speed

Ryan Gosling has been a fan of motorbikes and dirt bikes since he was young. He bought his own motorbike when he was 12 years old. Guess that explains why he did some of his own stunts in “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

The Man Can Sing.

Like unbelievably well. He’s sung at clubs and provided backup vocals for Canadian band Soul Decision’s album. Does anything make us swoon more than a man that croons?

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He’s a Do-Gooder

The Gos is active in his charity work. He’s traveled to Darfur refugee camps and helped clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He’s campaigned vigorously for PETA, Invisible Children, and Silverlake Conservatory of Music, among others. Read for yourself the letter he sent to stop animal cruelty. What a beautiful soul!

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Was Justin Timberlake’s Roomie

During the second season of MMC, he lived with Justin Timberlake at his family home. JT’s mom was even Ryan’s legal guardian for six months when his own mom had to return to Canada. Two powerhouse voices under one roof? We bet the Brothers Timberlake really rocked out back in the day.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He’s Down to Earth

You know you’ve made it when the list of all the awards and nominations you receive have their own Wikipedia page. Ryan Gosling even had his own separate category of attractiveness made up- People named him America’s Most Wanted Man. Throughout it all, he’s still a humble and bashful guy who’s in touch with the simple things in life.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Built The Set of “The Notebook” With His Own Two Hands

Okay, so he didn’t build the entire set. But he did build the kitchen table in the house Noah restores for Allie to help him in get in character. Dedicated to his role and handy with tools? The Gos don’t mess around.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Was Close to Britney Spears

As costars on MMC, B.Spears and Ryan Gosling were childhood friends and thick as thieves. They also played Spin the Bottle when they were young. Oh Britney, you’re one lucky gal.

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

He Couldn’t Stand Rachel McAdams While Filming “The Notebook”

It’s true, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling hated each other while filming “The Notebook”. Many of the early bickering scenes in Noah and Allie’s courtship look so real because the two actors really did detest each other. Seems to us there really is a fine line between love and hate!

Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling


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