Notebook director hired Ryan Gosling because he “looked a bit nuts”

Ryan Gosling, 31, who’s currently considered one of the hottest hunks in Hollywood, confided to British magazine Company that the director of The Notebook chose him for the leading romantic role specifically because he didn’t consider Ryan to be good looking. “The director, Nick Cassavetes, called me to meet him at his house,” Ryan explained. “When I got there, he was standing in his back yard, and he looked at me and said, ‘I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.” Despite that, the movie, which was a huge hit when it was released in 2004, launched Ryan as a leading romantic figure and the object of many women’s fantasies. Gosling starred in three movies released within a three-month time frame this year — Drive, The Ides of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love. He told The Independent: “I’m just so sick of myself. I can’t imagine how everyone else feels. And there’s just nowhere to go but down really from here. So, hey, it’s been nice. It’s been real.”

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  1. TheTruth • December 13, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

    Truly a class act.

  2. Danielle • December 13, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

    Love this guy…..truly unique and very talented. But I have to disagree with the director, Ryan is incredibly handsome!! I’m not sick of him, can’t wait to see more of his movies, I’ve liked them all so far.

  3. angryman • December 14, 2011 @ 11:05 AM

    Bang on. The guy is talented. I like the fact that he chooses different genres to showcase his talent but the guy is a little off and that makes him more likeable than the over-managed PC actors in Hollywood with nothing original or insightful to make a stand on.

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