Five movie scenes where Ryan Gosling’s acting ability is proven
One of the Hollywood actors who has proven his versatility and wide acting range is Ryan Gosling. He may have started in Hollywood at such a young age, but he didn’t let the pressure of being a child star get to him. Many have tried, but only a few have succeeded. Instead of partying all night and giving in to the perils of fame and fortune, Gosling continued to focus on her craft, which allowed her to take on bigger and better roles. Here are five movie scenes where Ryan Gosling’s acting ability is proven:
5. Confrontation scene in The Notebook
The romantic drama based on the famous novel by Nicholas Spark tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, who went against all odds to fight for their love. Gosling portrayed the role of Noah Calhoun, while Rachel McAdams (The Time Traveler’s Wifelisten)) portrayed the role of Allie Hamilton. The two characters fell in love very young, but came from different backgrounds. External factors prevented their love from fully blossoming, but they still ended up in each other’s arms. the confrontation scene in which Noah reveals to Allie that he’s been writing her letters every day for a year, and that their romance isn’t over yet is one of the film’s iconic scenes. Gosling exuded such real passion and intensity. He made us all fall in love with him in the movie and proved he was more than just a pretty face.
4. The Ice Cream and Picture Scene at Place Beyond the Pines
Gosling and Eva Mendes (ghost rider) make such a great couple both on and off screen. Their performance in the crime drama was different layers of heartbreak. Gosling portrayed the role of Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stuntman who supports his family through a life of crime, while Mendes portrayed the role of his ex-lover, Romina, with whom he discovered he had accidentally fathered a kid. The scene where Luke bond with her baby and Romina on Ice Cream is so vulnerable and heartfelt. This meeting takes on even more meaning when Luke’s son grows up and asks his stepfather for the identity of his real father while eating ice cream. These heartbreaking moments were made even more powerful by Gosling’s strong and consistent performance throughout the film. It covered the relationship between fathers and sons and showed how every action has its own set of consequences.
3. The car chase scene in Drive
One of the movies that had the most incredible soundtrack and was a master class in sound design is Drive. Gosling portrayed the role of an unnamed Hollywood stuntman who is also on the sidelines as a getaway driver in the middle of the night. The part where Gosling played his open car chase scene was a cinematic experience in itself. Gosling played the role of this stoic driver, who was able to realistically evade the cops. The scene could easily be used as a reference for all action movie car chase scenes. The heart-pounding escape was an adrenaline rush, and Kavinsky’s Nightcall playing in the background was indeed goosebumps-inducing.
2. Breakup scene in Blue Valentine
The romantic drama touched on the ups and downs of a relationship. Gosling portrayed the role of Dean Pereira and starred alongside Michelle Williams (My week with Marilyn), who played the role of Cindy Heller. The film covered different timelines of their relationship, from the start of their budding romance to the end of their marriage. The scene where Cindy wanted out of their marriage was so beautifully portrayed that it spoke volumes about both Gosling and Williams’ acting abilities. The film is also a clear depiction of how the “spark” between two people is not enough to keep a marriage going. Ultimately, marriage requires hard work, and both parties agree to hold on, no matter how difficult the situation.
1. A different ending scene from La La Land
The hit musical romantic comedy-drama was able to show viewers a different side of Gosling. His musicality was featured prominently in the film, and for good reason. Gosling portrayed Seb Wilder, a jazz pianist who dreams of owning his own jazz bar, while Emma Stone (Cruel) performed the role of Mia Dolan, an aspiring Hollywood actress. The two fell in love while trying to pursue their dreams together. The film traversed the reality of pursuing your passion, and often it’s not a paved road ahead of you. Seb and Mia reach a turning point in their relationship and are faced with the choice between love or a career. The final scene where their “what ifs” are explored was a bittersweet moment. As the Rolling Stones song says, “You may not always get what you want, but if you ever try you will find that you get what you need.”