When the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday, January 24, there’s a strong possibility that Ryan Gosling will find his name listed as one of the nominees for Best Actor. The Canadian-born actor has already earned several nominations and wins for his role as an aspiring jazz musician in Damien Chazelle’s musical-romance “La La Land.” The role has already earned him a Golden Globe for Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor, and nominations for Best Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Click through our gallery above to see our picks for Gosling’s top 10 film roles.
Should Gosling earn a nomination this Tuesday, it would be his second in the Best Actor category, having previously competed in 2006 for his role as a drug-addicted middle-school teacher in “Half Nelson,” which also earned Gosling an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor.
Gosling got his start as a child actor, starring for two seasons on the revival of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” alongside future stars like Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. He broke into the mainstream with his role in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s “The Notebook,” which was a modest hit at the box office but has since developed a devoted cult following.
Since that first mainstream success, Gosling has shown his versatility as an actor, from mainstream films like “The Ides of March” and “The Nice Guys” to small independent films like “Blue Valentine” and “Drive.” His range has earned him a great deal of critical acclaim and lots of awards love, including Best Actor nominations from BAFTA, SAG, the Golden Globes, and the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2017, Gosling will appear opposite Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner 2049,” the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic, “Blade Runner.” How will it compare to his top 10 roles above?
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