I'm attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life. That's my own reality, so it's a doorway into a world for me.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Canadian

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I danced a little as a kid here in Canada: in Ottawa at the Elite Dance Studio and at the Top Hat Dance School in Cornwall where I grew up. So I had some experience of having to learn routines.

Maybe in my life I sort of put myself in situations that were chaotic, outside of my life.

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 wish I could be Peter Falk.

I sometimes forget to have breakfast in the morning, but when I actually buy a box of cereal, I will probably eat it not only for breakfast but also as a snack later on.

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 try to play characters who are different from myself, so I feel like this character is someone who is really different. I actually think that if I did what he did in this movie, I would get a restraining order put against me.

There's something messed up with my brain.

I love 'An American in Paris.' That's the one for me. Some of the visual ideas in that film are just haunting and very free.

The theme for me is love and the lack of it. We all want that and we don't know how to get it, and everything we do is some kind of attempt to capture it for ourselves.

I got a Twitter because some guy was pretending to be me.

I've been doing this since I was 12... I don't want to act much longer; I can't do one thing my whole life.

I feel like I think like a woman because I grew up with my mother and my sister, so I've just been programmed to think like a girl.

Actors become very professional and proficient about watching out for each other's light and not stepping on each other's lines.