Ryan Gosling's Leading Ladies
Man, that Ryan Gosling is one handsome devil. But being as beautiful as the Gos presents him with a very real problem: He needs to be surrounded by equally attractive women to balance out his beauty, lest the universe be sent into an irreversible tailspin.
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Perhaps this is why the producers and directors of Gosling's films often cast the hottest actresses in Hollywood to star alongside him. We've compiled a list of Gosling's lovely leading ladies, starting back in his younger years and continuing into the present day.
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Here's a look at some of the women Gosling has had the pleasure of sharing the screen with:
2004's "The Notebook" paired Ryan Gosling with Rachel McAdams, both of whom would soon become household names due to the hugely popular (and wildly romantic) film. McAdams has also starred in such films as "Mean Girls," "Midnight in Paris" and the recent "Sherlock Holmes" adaptations.
Back in 2007, English actress Rosamund Pike played Gosling's love interest and future boss in "Fracture." Her other credits include "Die Another Day," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Jack Reacher."
Kelli Garner/A RealDoll
Gosling's character in 2007's "Lars and the Real Girl" had a social disability which made it hard for him to connect with women, especially a co-worker played by Kelli Garner. He instead developed a romantic relationship with a life-size sex doll. Garner's other credits include "The Aviator," "Thumbsucker" and the ABC television series "Pan Am."
Williams co-starred with Gosling in 2010's tragic love story "Blue Valentine." In order to bring realism to their performances, the film's director insisted that the two leads move in together, along with their onscreen daughter, and live as a family between filming schedules. It worked, and Williams was nominated for an Academy Award. (She also co-starred with Gosling in 2003's "United States of Leland," though they didn't share any scenes.)
The 2010 drama "All Good Things" starred Gosling and Kirsten Dunst as husband and wife. Some of Dunst's other notable roles have included a child vampire in "Interview With The Vampire," a peppy cheerleader in "Bring It On," and Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's three "Spider-Man" films.
Carey Mulligan's character in "Drive" moves in down the hall from Gosling's, ultimately setting them up to cross paths and become involved. Apart from this 2011 thriller, the English actress has appeared in "An Education," "Shame" and the upcoming film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby."
Emma Stone first starred with Gosling in 2011's "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Less than two years later, she would once again play the object of his affections in "Gangster Squad." And like Kisten Dunst above, Stone also shares the distinction of appearing on film as Spider-Man's love interest, this time for the 2012 reboot.
"The Place Beyond The Pines" stars Eva Mendes as one of Gosling's former flings and the mother of his young child. Mendes, who has previously appeared in "Training Day," "Ghost Rider" and "2 Fast 2 Furious," is also Gosling's real-life girlfriend.