The band’s lone studio album dropped in 2009, earning mostly positive reviews as Gosling and Shields played a handful of shows to breathless crowds in New York and Los Angeles.
Now you can add to that list “accomplished showman,” as Gosling is earning raves for his song-and-dance performance in Damien Chazelle’s old-school musical La La Land.
As hangdog jazz cat Sebastian, Gosling soft-shoes his way through a fantasy Los Angeles with down-on-her-luck actress Mia (Emma Stone), and as romance blossoms, their emotions tend to explode into euphoric production set pieces complete with all the classical trimmings.
It’s not as complicated as his million-miles-an-hour finger work in La La Land, but it’s clear there’s a base level of skill there.
Exhibit D: Gosling on the ukulele in Blue Valentine Watching Gosling whisked through a candy-colored Los Angeles in search of fame and love, some viewers may recall a scene on a much smaller scale from the 2010 romantic drama Blue Valentine.
I wasn't sure what they were saying, but all I could make out was 'Ryan!
' Then their camera phones pop up, and they start snapping pictures and try to motion me to pull over.And that 'Hey Girl' meme, has it affected you at all?It's affected my Facebook because everybody seems to post pictures of him or [it] on my page.I was a nerd all through high school and it's been a drastic change. I've even had my accounts my deleted because the moderators who are running those dating sites actually thought that I was impersonating him. I'm looking for just someone who fits your life, someone who you have common interests with but someone who is also into other things so you can expand your current interests. You know it's funny, a lot of people ask me what my type is, and I don't really pick people when it comes to physical size or height. If you can rock whatever you got, then I can be attracted to that. I've seen a couple of his movies, but I've never seen .A few people have tried to get me to watch it with them and I've pretty much refused just because I'm not really the target audience. It'd be a different side if I were to be working alongside him.From elaborate tap numbers to a ballroom pas de deux across the cosmos to one showstopper of a piano solo, Gosling does it all — or does he?