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Acting Masterclass: 7 Ways to Be As Cool As Ryan Gosling Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 13:35

Ryan Gosling. The Gosling. Old Gozzles. Whatever you call him, it's undeniable that at the moment, he's the sexiest guy on the big screen (and that doesn't depend on the big screen).

Yeah, that Ryan Gosling is so hot right now. But he's been hot for some time. Since The Notebook, he's been a heartthrob for girls (and boys) around the world, but with The Ides of March out this year and Drive and Crazy, Stupid, Love making a glorious Gosling sandwich this week, he's getting everyone's love juices flowing more than ever.

So what's his secret? Allow us to introduce the Ryan Gosling acting masterclass. After careful detailed analysis of Old Gozzle's performances, we have distilled his entire acting technique into a few easy-to-follow tips. Here are seven simple steps to make you as cool as Ryan Gosling.


1. Say nothing

Cool people always say nothing. Ryan Gosling says nothing. He's cool.



2. Smile slowly

After saying nothing for a bit, smile slowly. That smile is all part of the rugged, natural charm that understated performers like Gosling possess. It also shows that as well as being cool, you're nice too. Or you're a car-driving psycho who likes to beat people up with a hammer, whatever. 



3. Lose your hair

Cool people don't need hair. And Ryan's receding hairline drives all the ladies crazy. Blue Valentine and Drive are great examples of how balding men can bring sexy back, but for a proper Bruce Willis-style assault of hotness, check out The Believer. 

Playing a conflicted Jewish neo-Nazi, Ryan's lack of hair made him all the more convincing. Even though he was 19, not Jewish and came from Canada. Yeah, that's talent, baby. Sexy, hot, hairless talent.



4. Remember it's just a job

People think that Gosling's a method man like Brando, but while he spends his time shadowing teachers and taking on woodwork to prepare for a role, he's a relaxed guy - and doesn't know where the method tag came from.

“You do that stuff for you, because it makes you feel like you’re doing something to justify the stupid amount of money they’re paying you to do this thing that’s pretty easy," he once said.

Knowing that dressing up and pretending to be a cool person with no hair who says nothing and then smiles slowly is just a job? Now THAT'S cool.



5. Get off with your co-stars

Murder by Numbers, Sandra Bullock. The Notebook, Rachel McAdams.

If you're not driving your female co-stars wild with desire, YOU'RE NOT DOING YOUR JOB PROPERLY.



6. Start your own band

We all know Ryan can play the ukelele. but he's also in a band with a friend called Dead Man's Bones. They released their first album back in 2009, after deciding to write love stories about ghosts and monsters.

Gosling performs under the alias "Baby Goose". Baby Goose? That's proper method acting.




Nuff said.

Follow all of those simple steps and you can too be as cool as Ryan Gosling. (Note: No-one will ever be as cool as Ryan Gosling. EVER.)


Drive and Crazy, Stupid, Love are out in UK cinemas this Friday. head this way for our Drive review and read our Crazy, Stupid, Love review over here.