If you’ve kept up with me at all, then you know that I am a
movie buff. I Love Good movies, and I love companions who
have great taste in film, and great actors…
With most people, when I mention Ryan, get this sort of puzzled
look on their face, doing their best to recall just What they’ve
seen him in.
And nicely enough, as the Universe dished up a lovely reunion
with a long time ‘friend’, I was also amazed to discover that Ryan is
His favorite actor as well…. a lovely cosmic meshing of minds.
The last few months, I have made sure to check out nearly every
film with Ryan Gosling in it, for I am now convinced that he is one
of the greatest actors ever.
Strangely enough, he started out as a Mouseketeer, and thrown
into the company with the likes of Brittney, Justin, Christina,
And it’s been my observation that most of these kids turned
actor/entertainer has been pretty messed up by the strange nuance
that Disney seems to hold over them. But Ryan is different…
If you aren’t hip to him yet, might I suggest Two Films that show his
breadth… my two favorites so far:
**DRIVE** and **LARS and the REAL GIRL**
It’s my bet you’ll be amazed, for he is the penultimate Actors’ Actor,
…..steamy, convoluted loner, facing deep conflict with
his life choices, in an ever increasingly dangerous situation, to…
…a strange, sweet and introverted boy-man, living in a fantasy world
that is conveyed so endearingly as to be tender and comedic.
After that, may I recommend:
The Believer (w Summer Phoenix) ….
Crazy Stupid Love (w Steve Carell)…
Blue Valentine (w Cindy Williams)…
and Fracture (w Anthony Hopkins).
In each, he bends himself to complete commitment to character,
and never fails to hold his own next to the Pros in the industry.
If by then you’re not convinced… well…you’re hopeless.
Many thanks for the tip, Carol. I’ll be watching “Lars and the Real Girl” as soon as I can!!
Excellent! you’ll love it. I just watched him in another film, STAY… I’d be very interested
in hearing your view. I found it fascinating, but very mysterious and I’m still trying to figure
out exactly what was going on. He seems to be attracted to convoluted plots…which I love.
He’s a Scorpio, so maybe that’s part of the mystery…