Ryan Gosling is a Canadian actor as well as an accomplished jazz guitarist and singer who have proved his versatility of acting skill with so many different roles from last two decades. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995) and Goosebumps (1996). His debut role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001) and that’s film make his name as he is considered as a star in the individual films. He is better known for his role in ‘The Notebook,’ ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘La La Land‘ and ‘Blade Runner 2049‘. He had received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for his portrayal of a jazz pianist in the 2016 hit movie musical La La Land, and in the popular sci-fi flick Blade Runner 2049. So now here let’s check out the list of top 10 best movies starring Ryan Gosling of all the time.
1. Drive (2011)
Drive is an American neo-noir crime thriller film based on the eponymous 2005 novel by James Sallis. Gosling was in the role of a mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver who finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. He expressed cold-blooded, brass-balled badassery character. The film proved box -office success as some critics were appalled by its graphic violence and found it potentially detrimental from the lead character.
2. Half Nelson (2006)
Half Nelson is an American drama film starring yan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, and Anthony Mackie. Half Nelson is a story about a teacher who makes unlikely friends with one of his middle-school students after she finds out his darkest secret. Ryan Gosling was in the role of Dan Dunne, a troubled history teacher who had given the best performance in the role of drug-addict. He had won Oscar nomination for Best Actor and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Actor.
3. La La Land (2016)
La La Land, one of the finest romantic comedy-drama that for the people who don’t like musical shows but will definitely give wide smile after watching this movie. The film is starring Emma Stone and Gosling as an uncompromising jazz pianist role. Gosling’s dazzling performance has been earning critical praise and making audiences swoon as the tortured romantic. He won a number of nomination for his role as Best Actor including Oscar, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA and won Golden Globe winner for Best Actor Award.
4. Blue Valentine (2010)
Blue Valentine is an American romantic drama film starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles. Gosling plays Dean, an eager and compassionate high-school dropout who falls in love with Cindy starring by Michelle Williams at first sight. The film is about the conflicts going in his life as his marriage was not doing well. Gosling perfectly paints a portrait of an emotionally-wrecked man. Gosling had received Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his role.
5. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Lars and the Real Girl is comedy-drama film starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner and Patricia Clarkson. Gosling was in the role of Lars a sweet but socially inept young man who develops a romantic yet non-sexual relationship with an anatomically correct sex doll, a “RealDoll” named Bianca. Gosling received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.
6. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Crazy, Stupid, Love is an American romantic drama starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon. Gosling was in the role of Jacob Palmer who is a smooth-talking, lady-loving bachelor. When he meets Cal Weaver played by Steve Carell he offers his advice and guidance into the murky waters of post-divorce dating. Gosling proved he can carry a comedy, and his chemistry with Carell likely helped prepare him for their excellent work four years later in “The Big Short.”
7. The Big Short (2015)
The Big Short is an American biographical comedy-drama based on the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which was triggered by the United States housing bubble. Ryan Gosling played Jared Vennett who a low-level salesman at Deutsche Bank. The beauty of Gosling’s performance is his ability to simultaneously convey brazenly unvarnished avarice — Vennett winds up making $47 million off the sale of credit default swaps — and just the subtlest hints of moral queasiness.
8. The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook is an American romantic drama film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Gosling was in the role of Noah Calhoun who is the driving force in the decades-spanning tale of romance and heartbreak. Gosling and co-star Rachel McAdams’ kiss in the rain will go down as one of the greatest cinematic smooches of all time. His breakout role, “The Notebook” paved his way to Hollywood’s A-list.
9. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
The Place Beyond the Pines is an American crime drama film starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Emory Cohen and Dane DeHaan in the lead role. The film reunites Cianfrance and Gosling, who worked together on 2010’s Blue Valentine. Its story about a motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. Ryan Gosling as Luke Glanton proved continuing to cement his reputation as the finest young actor of his generation.
10. The Nice Guys (2016)
The Nice Guys is an American neo-noir action comedy film starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger. Gosling plays Holland March, a pretty pathetic P.I. whose wife died in a house explosion, leaving him with an alcohol problem and the sole parenting job of 13-year-old Holly. He had received Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his one of the best roles in 2016 as another one was in La La Land.