It's interesting the kind of freedom the musical form gives you. The rules are out the window. You can get impressionistic without seeming pretentious. Because it's perceived as an inherently accessible form, it gives filmmakers some leeway.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Canadian

Some suggestions for you :

A car is only trouble at a certain point.

I'm going to make a movie about 'Hey Girl.'

This is going to sound ridiculous, but I remember watching 'Boyz n the Hood,' and there is a scene where Cuba Gooding, Jr. gets pressed against a car by a police officer, and he starts crying because it's so humiliating. I remember thinking in that moment that I could totally identify with him, and I'm a little white kid from Canada.

I don't even think of myself as particularly good looking, and not at all a typical kind of Hollywood leading man sort of actor.

I feel it's important to show that one thing that you do doesn't define you as a human being. It doesn't mean there aren't ramifications or you shouldn't pay for that but its not who you are.

I don't like the process of meeting someone and you make a film and that's it. You think you're just getting started, and then it's over.

I still go to Disneyland as much as I can. The Haunted Mansion is my favorite ride.

I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you.

I had to keep reminding myself in 'Blue Valentine' that I was actually making a film.

I love being Canadian. I think growing up in Canada gives you a world perspective that I certainly enjoy.

I loved growing up in Canada. It's a great place to grow up because - well, at least where I grew up - it's very multicultural. There's also good health care and a good education system.

Freedom is such a gift.

I have a friend that is a WWII buff, and we sat and talked a lot about stuff like the war and the reasons behind it, and you now it's all in the uniform. Once you're in it, it usually does all the work for you.

I'd like to see some Broadway shows at some point in time.