26 02 2011

George Clooney: 'Ides of March' with Ryan Gosling!

George Clooney: 'Ides of March' with Ryan Gosling!


George Clooney and Ryan Gosling film scenes for their new movie The Ides of March on Wednesday (February 23) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Ides of March is the film adaptation of the play Farrugut North, which starred Chris Pine in an Los Angeles production last year.
The film is about “an idealistic staffer (Gosling) for a newbie presidential candidate (Clooney) gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.”
George is also directing the film with Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, and Philip Seymour Hoffman all on board.


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Biography

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is an Academy- and Golden Globe Award-nominated Canadian actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in The Notebook, Half Nelson and Lars and the Real Girl.
Early life
Gosling was born in London, Ontario and raised in the small city of Cornwall, the son of Donna, a secretary, and Thomas Gosling, a paper mill worker. His parents, who were Mormons, divorced when he was young. He had difficulty in school and often engaged in fights with fellow students. His mother withdrew him from school and taught him at home from the age of ten. Gosling did not have a religious upbringing, he was free to explore and discover his own religious beliefs.After returning to the public system he went to Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, but dropped out at age seventeen.
When Gosling first came to live in Los Angeles in 1997, he was given a place to stay at the West Hollywood apartment of Director Ron Oliver (Goosebumps & Breaker High).

Career
Gosling has had no formal training as an actor. His first acting experience was in the 1990s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club, for which he auditioned on a whim at the age of thirteen. As a result, he appeared in the show alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake in the show's sixth and seventh seasons. Later he appeared in other television series including Young Hercules, and Ron Oliver's Goosebumps and Breaker High. His fame spread to the United States after he starred in the 2001 controversial drama The Believer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. This success led to future films including Remember the Titans, The Slaughter Rule, and Murder by Numbers. Because of his turn as the romantic lead in the 2004 film The Notebook, Gosling was named one of People magazine's Fifty Hottest Bachelors and the Show West Male Star of Tomorrow.
In preparation for his role as Dan Dunne, a drug-addicted, junior high school history teacher in the 2006 film Half Nelson, Gosling moved to Brooklyn, shadowed a middle school teacher, and studied the Civil Rights Movement (a subject with which his character is fascinated). In March 2007, Gosling won the Best Actor category at the Spirit Awards (formerly known as the Independent Spirit Awards) for his role in the movie. For the same role he was nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association award as best actor.
Recently Gosling has starred in the film Fracture alongside Anthony Hopkins. He was to begin filming for The Lovely Bones in October 2007, but has since been replaced by Mark Wahlberg. it was subsequently reported that director Peter Jackson fired him because he was "too demanding" A few days later, however, Gosling denied these claims, explaining that his young age was behind the decision to replace him in the film. He said, "The age of the character versus my real age was always a concern of mine. Peter and I tried to make it work and ultimately it just didn't. I think the film is much better off with Mark Wahlberg in that role. Peter Jackson is an incredible filmmaker and I'm here to tell you that he has things up his sleeve that are going to blow people's minds. I'm going to be the first person in line to buy tickets." In 2007, Gosling was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In late 2007, Gosling made a surprise cameo appearance onstage at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood in the serialized play "Darque Magick" from writer/director Jenelle Riley. For months, the lead character in "Darque Magick" had been making references to his obsession with Gosling, finally culminating in the actor appearing in a videotaped plea for the character to return his dog.
On December 13, 2007, Gosling was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. On January 12th, 2008, it was announced on NME.COM that Courtney Love made an official announcement saying Ryan Gosling would portray her former husband, Kurt Cobain, in his upcoming bio film. In January 2008 it was announced that Gosling would be appearing in a reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise, By Any Means Necessary.

Personal life
Gosling divides his time between Toronto and Los Angeles, California. Gosling also has several homemade tattoos. He has a dog named "George" which he rescued from a kennel in Los Angeles. He has an Arabic food restaurant named "Tagine" that is in Beverly Hills.
He dated Sandra Bullock for two years, who was his co-star in Murder by Numbers. He was also in a relationship with his The Notebook co-star, fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams, but Gosling announced their breakup in the November 2007 issue of GQ.[ He calls Rachel one of the "greatest loves of his life". The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes had previously said that he was surprised to see the two dating because of their on-set arguing.
In 2007, on an episode of Getaway (an Australian travel show), Gosling revealed he spent several years in New Zealand (a notable location for international film making), which he "enjoyed" and hoped to "pass away in the beautiful country". He was cast in Peter Jackson's film The Lovely Bones but was unfortunately later replaced by Mark Wahlberg. Filming had commenced in Early 2008, in Wellington, New Zealand. Gosling had gained 10 pounds for the role.