Happy Birthday Ryan! Let us revisit some of your best moments...
Ryan Gosling is a God amongst men. Fact. The 32-year-old Canadian actor is the kind of guy you could imagine having a totally amazing long-term relationship with. He’d really listen to us, he’d stroke our cheeks and we’d share dramatic kisses in the rain.
He stole our heart in The Notebook then smashed it into a thousand pieces in Drive and when the rumour-mill started spinning that he had ‘saved’ feminist Laurie Penny from being hit by a New York cab, he became the archetypal white-knight. OK, we admit it. We accidentally on purpose contemplated a battle with a taxi in the vein hope Ryan would come to save us. One day. Oh yes. One day.
Face: adorably lopsided
Body: buff but gentle (we imagine)
Eyes: dreamy and kind
Personality: super sensitive
Attainability: dating Eva Mendes. Nooooo!
The moment Ryan stole our hearts in The Notebook
Looking super-cool with his guitar
Ryan arriving at LAX in 2010
Ryan at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011
Working a bow-tie at the Cannes Film Festival, 2011
Ryan - and those baby blues - at the premiere for Drive in LA in 2011
Ryan doing his smouldering look in Drive
Proving why he's ELLE's Man of the Week, February 2012
Super suave during the Toronto International Film Festival, 2012.