Landing the controversial lead role in the film The Believer was a career
breakthrough for RYAN GOSLING (Neil Armstrong). After his
performance garnered rave reviews and industry-wide attention, the film won the
Grand Jury prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Gosling received Best Actor
nominations from the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the London Film Critics'
Continuing to receive strong critical praise for taking on challenging and
complex roles, Gosling received the 2007 Academy Award nomination for Best
Actor for his role in Half Nelson as Dan, a drug-addicted inner-city
junior-high-school teacher. He also garnered Best Actor nominations from the
Screen Actors Guild, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film
Critics Association, the Online Film Critics' Society and the Toronto Film
Critics Association. Additionally, he received the Male Breakthrough Performance
Award from the National Board of Review.
The following year, Gosling was honored again with both a Golden Globe Award
and SAG Best Actor nomination for his work in Lars and The Real Girl, and once
more in 2011 for Blue Valentine, in which he starred opposite Michelle Williams.
In 2011, Gosling starred alongside Steve Carell and Emma Stone in the marital
crisis comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. That same year he starred in Drive and The
Ides of March. Gosling was noticed as "one of the most exciting actors of his
generation," as declared by Manohla Dargis, critic for The New York Times.
Since 2015, Gosling starred alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Brad
Pitt in The Big Short, written and directed by Adam McKay, and in the Shane
Black-directed comedy The Nice Guys, alongside Russell Crowe.
In 2016, Gosling starred opposite Emma Stone in La La Land, for
writer/director Damien Chazelle. The film received mass attention, receiving 14
Academy Award nominations including Best Film and Best Actor. The film also
broke the record for most Golden Globe Awards won by a movie, including
Gosling's award for Best Actor. His outstanding performance has been recognized
by the Screen Actors Guild, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the British
Academy of Film and Television Arts, the AACTA Awards, and various Film Critic
Associations-accumulating more than 20 nominations nationwide. Gosling took home
the prestigious Vanguard Award at the Palm Springs International Film festival,
as well as Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at The Santa Barbara
International Film Festival.
In 2017, Gosling starred alongside Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049,
directed by Denis Villeneuve.
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