Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Gosling

By Tara Fowler

Okay, so there probably isn’t much you don’t know about RGos. If you’re a true fan, you’ve likely heard this all before. But that doesn’t mean you couldn’t use a little refresher in advance of this weekend’s “The Place Beyond the Pines.” I mean, is there ever not a good time to talk about his torrid affair with Häagen-Dazs prior to “The Lovely Bones”? I didn’t think so.

1) Those “Crazy Stupid Love” abs were real, but so was that time he melted down Häagen-Dazs and drank it: Gosling was supposed to play the father in Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” but was unceremoniously fired after he showed up on set 60 pounds heavier. “I really believed [the character] should be 210 pounds. I was melting Häagen-Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty,” he confessed during an Oscar roundtable in 2010. “I really believed in it. I was excited about it.” Unfortunately, Jackson did not agree with him, and Mark Wahlberg was ultimately hired to replace Gosling.

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