take two with ryan gosling
with two movies (the kinetic/lethargic drive and the serious the ides of march) predicted to give him another shot at the oscars early next year, ryan gosling is indeed his generation's best actor.
in his honor, and i hope he gets another nod at the academy come february, i am reposting this churva about ryan after seeing him in that little seen movie that paired him off with new america's sweetheart emma stone.
here it is:
finally caught the rom-com crazy, stupid love lured by this scene: a naked ryan gosling inside a sauna lecturing the clueless steve carell on how to win the hearts of women and sleep with them eventually.
(please remove your head, we too want a better view!)
the scene ended with steve carell's face banging right where it matters most, in between ryan's smooth powerful legs. the lucky basterd!
indeed ryan's well-sculpted abs stole the entire movie from other noteworthy actors in the cast: carell, julianne moore, emma stone and marissa tomei (in a short but marked role). every time he appeared shirtless, i was totally distracted that i would forget about the movie and the other actor(s) in the scene.
i could totally relate to emma stone's reaction when she saw him half naked: seriously? is it photoshopped?
he looked glorious as well dressed in those well-cut gq suits that emphasized his lean, long torso. i almost ran to the nearest sastre in greenbelt to have a new suit after watching the movie.
ryan first caught my wandering eyes in the sandra bullock starrer murder by numbers, where he, along with another pretty boy michael pitt, stole the movie like totally from the ham actress (my apologies to sandra's fans, but i find her boring. in my book, she is a non-actress and is languishing in the same category as jennifer aniston, who is more famous for her hairstyle than for her acting skills!).
ryan and michael (who was adorable and daring as the dreamy movie fanatic in bernardo bertulucci's the dreamers. watch it sisters, michael and french hottie louis garrel stripped naked in some scenes.) played murderers in the film, the most gorgeous pair of criminals to ever grace my consciousness.
of course, ryan's star wattage increased when he appeared in the blockbuster hit the notebook as noah, the outsider who romanced the starry eyed wasp, rachel mcadams. the weepy melodrama won ryan a strong fanbase composed mostly of teen-age gurls, women and gays.
but instead of cashing in on his newfound fame, the reluctant star did smaller, off the radar films that showcased his talent: half nelson (as a drug-addict teacher) and lars and the real girls (as a loner who was having a relationship with a life-sized sex doll), among others. his gamble paid off because he was nominated for an oscar best actor in half nelson and won raves from critics in lars.
last year, he was in another oscar worthy film blue valentine opposite the luminous and one of the best actresses of her generation michelle williams.
crazy, stupid love therefore served as ryan's return to more accessible, fan pleasing genre playing a valentino who played with women only to fall in luv really hard in the end. cliche, i know. in fact, the entire film is a series of cliches played out by an outstanding cast. so ok na rin.
after this, we will see more of ryan gosling in the ides of march, drive and gangster squad.
oh well, it seemed the reluctant former disney child star has finally embraced his calling.
to our delight, of course!
(all pictures are taken from the internet. no copyright infringement intended. pls. don't sue the poor, indigent me.)
here's the trailer for the ides of march where he starred along with acting heavyweights george clooney and philip seymour hoffman:
and the poignant blue valentine: