20 Things You May Not Know About Ryan Gosling

Did you know Ryan is an accomplished jazz guitarist and a fan of Chet Baker?  He started a band with his friend Zach Shields called Dead Man's Bones.
Did you know Ryan is an accomplished jazz guitarist and a fan of Chet Baker? He started a band with his friend Zach Shields called Dead Man's Bones.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "The Ides Of March" held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on September 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Did you know Gosling was taken out of elementary school as a child and taught at home by his mother because of constant abuse by other students? WHY would they abuse this beautiful man???? (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan was born in the same hospital as his "The Notebook" co-star Rachel McAdams?  It was St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario.  He's younger than Rachel by the way.
Did you know Ryan was born in the same hospital as his "The Notebook" co-star Rachel McAdams? It was St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario. He's younger than Rachel by the way.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at "Drive" Premiere at Ryerson Theatre during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
According to an interview in GQ, Ryan was the only Mickey Mouse Club cast member who didn't live in the same complex as all the other cast members?  He and his family lived in a nearby trailer park and he was the family's only source of income.
According to an interview in GQ, Ryan was the only Mickey Mouse Club cast member who didn't live in the same complex as all the other cast members? He and his family lived in a nearby trailer park and he was the family's only source of income.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Ryan Gosling attends "Drive" Premiere at Ryerson Theatre during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan's favorite movie is East of Eden?
Did you know Ryan's favorite movie is East of Eden?
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the "Ides Of March" Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan's favorite food is calamari?
Did you know Ryan's favorite food is calamari?
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Ryan Gosling speaks onstage at "The Ides Of March" Press Conference during 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan built the kitchen table featured in The Notebook in preparation for his role as Noah?
Did you know Ryan built the kitchen table featured in The Notebook in preparation for his role as Noah?
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Ryan Gosling along with his dog George visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on July 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Did you know that with two of his friends, Gosling opened a Moroccan restaurant called Tagine in Beverly Hills, California?
Did you know that with two of his friends, Gosling opened a Moroccan restaurant called Tagine in Beverly Hills, California?
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the "Crazy, Stupid, Love." World Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan's nickname in school was "Trouble?"
Did you know Ryan's nickname in school was "Trouble?"
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the "Crazy, Stupid, Love." World Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan was originally cast as Jack Salmon in The Lovely Bones, but after dropping out of the project a day before shooting began Mark Wahlber was cast instead?
Did you know Ryan was originally cast as Jack Salmon in The Lovely Bones, but after dropping out of the project a day before shooting began Mark Wahlber was cast instead?
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the Los Angeles Film Festival's special screening of "Drive" at the L.A. Live Regal Cinemas on June 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Did you know he released a song titled, "Put Me in the Car," which can be found on his website?
Did you know he released a song titled, "Put Me in the Car," which can be found on his website?
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the Los Angeles Film Festival's special screening of "Drive" at the L.A. Live Regal Cinemas on June 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Did you know Gosling beat out 17,000 people for a place in "The All New Mickey Mouse Club?"
Did you know Gosling beat out 17,000 people for a place in "The All New Mickey Mouse Club?"
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the "Drive" Gala Premiere during the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Did you know Gosling bought the Jeep Cherokee driven by Ben Chaplin in "Murder by the Numbers" from the set of the movie?
Did you know Gosling bought the Jeep Cherokee driven by Ben Chaplin in "Murder by the Numbers" from the set of the movie?
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the "Drive" Gala Premiere during the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Did you know while on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club," Ryan lived with Justin Timberlake and his mother?
Did you know while on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club," Ryan lived with Justin Timberlake and his mother?
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling poses during the photocall of "Drive" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME BAPTISTE (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME BAPTISTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan traveled to Chad in 2005 to make a documentary on the Darfur refugees living there?
Did you know Ryan traveled to Chad in 2005 to make a documentary on the Darfur refugees living there?
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Palme D'Or Winners Dinner at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Did you know that Ryan took his mom and sister to the Oscars in 2007?  How cute!!
Did you know that Ryan took his mom and sister to the Oscars in 2007? How cute!!
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Palme d'Or Winners Press Conference during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan speaks French?  I might melt right here and now....
Did you know Ryan speaks French? I might melt right here and now....
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Ryan Gosling attends the "Les Bien-Aimes" premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan has an older sister named Mandi?
Did you know Ryan has an older sister named Mandi?
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the "Drive" premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan's middle name is Thomas, which is also his father's first name?
Did you know Ryan's middle name is Thomas, which is also his father's first name?
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling poses during the photocall of "Drive" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Ryan turned down an invitation from Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean to audition for the boy band?
Did you know Ryan turned down an invitation from Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean to audition for the boy band?
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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