Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.
1/25. Ryan once bought out an entire Girl Scout Cookie stand and handed them out to people on the street.
2/25. When he was a kid, Ryan filled a Fisher-Price Magic kit with steak knives, brought them to school, and threw them at kids at recess.
3/25. He was cast in The Notebook because the director thought he wasnt cool or good-looking. Ryan recalls the director saying, When I got there, he was standing in his backyard, and he looked at me and said, I want you to play this role because youre not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. Youre not handsome, youre not cool, youre just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.
4/25. When The Mickey Mouse Club auditioned children in Montreal, 12 year-old Ryan went along. He was hired by Disney, and went on to do an indelible stint as a 'Mouseketeer' with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, at which point he allegedly proved such a bad influence on the girls that their mothers complained to Disney. According to Gosling, 'I just told them what I heard - like positions and stuff.' Teaching Britney Spears about sex: Now there's an achievement!
5/25. Ryan Gosling was supposed to play the lead in The Lovely Bones but was fired when he showed up on set weighing 210 pounds. He was cast when he weighed 150 pounds.
6/25. To gain all that weight he would melt Haagen Dazs and drink it when he was thirsty.
7/25. When he was a kid, he could do an absolutely epic rendition of Everybody Dance Now.
8/25. Britney Spears used to play spin the bottle with him.
9/25. Ryan built the car he used in Drive. The director said, Ryan wanted to build his own car. So the car, the Malibu, the old gray car he drives around, he built himself. He took it apart and put it back together.
10/25. He has a sister named Mandi.
11/25. Ryan built the table from The Notebook that he and Rachel McAdams consummated their relationship on. He also made the chairs at the front of the house.
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12/25. In 2007, the producer of Fracture had a hard time contacting Ryan Gosling to give him the script because he was living in a tent in the woods for reasons he wont disclose. Apparently he lived off the grid for two months.
13/25. After eating an awesome meal, Ryan, on a whim, decided to open a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills called Tagine. It made him bankrupt and he had to do all the plumbing.
14/25. And yes, he even did the dishes.
15/25. Ryan Cabrera has a Ryan Gosling tattoo on his calf.
16/25. Ryan gave himself his own tattoo with a tattoo kit. It was supposed to be a bloody monsters hand but it looks more like a cactus.
He said: One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monsters hand dropping a bloody heart but I did it myself with a tattoo kit so it looks like a cactus.
17/25. He believes theres an army of cats patrolling Disney World that comes out at night and eat all the mice.
18/25. During the first season of The Mickey Mouse Club, Ryan and his family lived in the Yogi Bear trailer park down the road from the studio.
19/25. After Hurricane Katrina he packed a car and headed to Mississippi to help build a monastery.
Ryan and his mother
21/25. His perfect day would involve sitting in a room and knitting all day. He absolutely loves knitting.
22/25. He dated Sandra Bullock from 20022003. She was 16 years older than him. In 2011, he said she was one of the greatest girlfriends, I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I havent met anybody who could top them. The other girl hes referring to was Rachel McAdams.
23/25. His favorite place in the L.A. area is Disneyland. He often goes alone, wears headphones and a hat, and goes on rides all day.
24/25. His dog George has a mohawk because his dog insists on it. Ryan said, Ten years ago I shaved a mohawk just for the summer. And then, every time it started to grow out, he turned into a total jerk. And then, Id shave it back and hed turn into a nice guy again.
25/25. A sushi restaurant in San Diego has a bathroom devoted to him.