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Ryan Gosling


Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)). He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two ... See full bio »

Kevin Smith & Wil Wheaton on 'Stand by Me' & "Stranger Things"

To prepare for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Kevin Smith and Wil Wheaton discuss what it's like to watch "Stranger Things" and see the direct influences from 'Stand by Me.'

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July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 136 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Drive
Drive Driver
(2011)
La La Land
La La Land Sebastian
(2016)
The Big Short
The Big Short Jared Vennett
(2015)
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
(2011)

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 2017 Song to Song
BV
 2011 Drunk History Christmas (Short)
Pa
 2011/I Drive
Driver
 2005/I Stay
Henry Letham
 1999 The Unbelievables (TV Movie)
Josh
 1998-1999 Young Hercules (TV Series)
Hercules
- Ill Wind (1999) ... Hercules
- Apollo (1999) ... Hercules
- Mila (1999) ... Hercules
- Under Siege (1999) ... Hercules
 1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series)
Zylus
- The Academy (1999) ... Zylus
 1998 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (TV Movie)
Tommy
 1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Adam
- Dream House/UFO Encounter (1996) ... Adam
 1996 Frankenstein and Me
Kenny
 1996 Ready or Not (TV Series)
Matt Kalinsky
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Kevin
- Dragon's Lair (1996) ... Kevin
 1996 Avonlea (TV Series)
Bret McNulty
- From Away (1996) ... Bret McNulty
 1996 Goosebumps (TV Series)
Greg Banks
 1996 Flash Forward (TV Series)
Scott Stuckey
- Skate Bait (1996) ... Scott Stuckey
- Double Bill (1996) ... Scott Stuckey
 1996 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series)
Sean
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Contributed to the soundtrack of Roomies (2000) See more »

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2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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[on being recognized in public] You just have to hang out in places that are more interesting than you are. It has a weird effect on people. The experience of recognizing you puts them into some kind of trance where they think they know you but they don't. They start sharing with you, and it gives you this intimacy that's very rare. See more »

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Was in a relationship with Rachel McAdams twice, having met on the set of The Notebook (2004). They were originally together from June 2005 to July 2007 before reconciling in August 2008, only to separate a second time in November 2008. See more »

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Often plays quiet, emotionally distant characters See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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