Watching myself. Watching the people around me. There was some part of me that was there as a kid and growing up and living my life, but there was also some part of me that was watching it all happen from the nosebleeds.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Canadian

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I grew up in a town called Cornwall, Ontario, which is about an hour outside of Montreal.

I know that I'm with the person I'm supposed to be with.

If you do one good thing, that doesn't define you either. Being around the kids in the juvenile center, they were engaging, they made us laugh but they were there for doing something terrible.

I think we're very complicated and we're capable of all kinds of things, and movies don't reflect that.

I'm from Canada, and I think, like everyone growing up anywhere else in the world, you are very aware of America - it sort of looms large in its legend, and so did Detroit.

Hollywood usually doesn't have strong woman in films like that, and it's stupid, so for the most part they're usually being directed and written by men.

I had a lot of romanticised ideas of what Detroit was like, but I didn't get there until I was 30, and it was very different than I had imagined it.

They say never meet your heroes. But the addendum to that is 'unless they're Harrison Ford.'

When you meet your kids, you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders, and you have to try and become the person that they deserve.

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 think that you can sort of have your own personal journey and you know, you can just kind of apply that to whatever characters you're playing.

It's not like I set out to be 'the indie guy.'

I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it.

I don't really have that much angst to get rid of.