Not only does actor Ryan Gosling cause grown women to swoon at the sight of his abs, but homeboy’s also a good samaritan, as demonstrated by this on-the-fly video of him breaking up a fight on a busy New York street.
He swoops in around the 30 second mark… BAM!
Under other circumstances I might scream “HELL TO THE NO!” to the man-pri pants (eww!), but I was momentarily blinded by his bulging biceps (we take the good with the bad).
Born Ryan Thomas Gosling to mom Donna, who worked as a secretary, and dad Thomas, who worked in a paper mill, our boy’s backstory begins on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario.
His parents divorced when he was young, leaving his mom to raise both Ryan and his older sister, Mandi. The three appear close, as Ryan often attends red carpet events with his mom and sis on his arms (insert collective “awww”).
Ryan cut his performance chops at a young age, singing with Mandi at weddings and performing with his uncle’s Elvis Presley tribute act (!). His first big break, however, came when he was 12 and landed a gig on the The Mickey Mouse Club as a Mouseketeer alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.
Fast forward to 2004, when a then 24-year-old Ryan (and his abs) starred in The Notebook opposite Rachel McAdams.
That pretty much sealed the deal, ya know? A star was born.
I’m thinking about starting a petition to permanently prohibit him from wearing shirts (for the good of womankind!)… I was moved to act after seeing him in all his ab-a-licious glory in Crazy, Stupid, Love. the other night.
I fear Ryan’s tum might be kept under wraps in his next film, though, a political drama called The Ides of March, set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival next Wednesday.
Oh, well. A girl can dream!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,