Ryan Gosling talks about The Notebook and why he got the role

"I was trying to find a place to put all these things that were happening to me."

by Sead Dedovic
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Ryan Gosling talks about The Notebook and why he got the role

In an interview with GQ, Ryan Gosling discussed his role in the movie "The Notebook", which was a turning point in his career and is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. A very young Gosling remembered how he felt when he got the role, and what his director told him.

“[Director Nick Cassavetes ] straight up told me: ‘The fact that you have no natural leading man qualities is why I want you to be my leading man,’” -Gosling said, as quoted by deadline.com

Ryan Gosling talks about his movies

Throughout his career, Ryan Gosling has given 100% of himself in every film he has worked on.

No matter what the situation was, he always gave his best to bring the character as close to life as possible. This popular actor emphasized that many roles were like therapy for him. The goal of his movies has always been to get the audience to be able to connect with the characters in the best way possible and to be able to feel the emotions he conveyed to its audience.

“I was trying to find a place to put all these things that were happening to me. And these films became ways to do that, like time capsules. So you kinda make the movie for yourselves. Doesn’t matter if anyone else does, you know? But I think, having done a lot of that, I realize that I kind of feel like my job is for other people to feel it.

And it’s cool if I do, but that’s really not the point. The point is that other people do”. Gosling now sees his films as work, not therapy. "I treat it more like work now, and not like it’s, you know, therapy.

It’s a job, and I think in a way that allows me to be better at it because there’s less interference”.

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