Ryan Gosling Quitting Acting
Canadian actor, Ryan Gosling, has announced he’s planning on taking a hiatus from acting… well for a while anyway. He’s done a lot of movies in the last few years but he’s afraid the public will get fed up of looking at him — umm hardly!
“I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing,” says Gosling. “I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”
The actor is soon to turn his hand to directing with his forthcoming fantasy drama ‘How To Catch A Monster,’ and sounds as though he’ll be staying on that side of the camera for the foreseeable.
“There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film,” he continues. “I have done it. It’s not my favourite way to work. The more opportunities I’m given, the more I learn about how easy it is to f*** it up. You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It’s like trying to exercise some restraint, because I do have so much freedom.”
Born in London, Ontario, Gosling, has been in the spotlight since he was eight years old, when he was a cast member of Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club. He subsequently starred in the kids series ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘Breaker High’ before landing his first serious acting role as a Jewish neo-Nazi in the 2001 film The Believer.
Gosling’s ascension to Hollywood A-lister came with his lead role in the 2004 romantic drama ‘The Notebook’. He earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a social misfit in the 2007 film ‘Lars and the Real Girl’.
More recently, Gosling has been top-billed in the features ‘Gangster Squad’ and ‘Drive’, both very profitable films for the studio that made them.