Really, really popular
Ryan Gosling is.
This is Ryan in Austin on Friday shooting Lawless with Rooney Mara. Lawless is a Terrence Malick movie. Ryan is the lead. Supporting cast in addition to the aforementioned Mara: Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. Um, not bad. And obviously he couldn’t say no. Ryan revealed recently that acting is his first priority. He’s doing a lot of it.
In 2011 alone, there were three releases: Crazy, Stupid, Love, Drive, and The Ides of March. Ides only wrapped in the Spring. After promoting all three films, he then went into production for The Place Beyond The Pines, reuniting with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance. Right after that it was The Gangster Squad which he was just shooting two weeks ago, and now it’s Lawless, and he’ll probably have to go back to LA for more Gangster Squad, and he has another two lined up with Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives and Logan’s Run.
You must be tired.
I mean, that’s a LOT of work compared to some. And his competitors would say that he’s not bankable. That his movies don’t make money. Which... is even better. They keep casting him strictly on the basis of talent. I wonder if that makes them even more jealous. You know. Who.