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RYAN GOSLING (Luke) was Academy Award-nominated as Best Actor for his performance in Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck's HALF NELSON. The portrayal also garnered him Screen Actors Guild, Critics' Choice, Chicago Film Critics Association, Online Film Critics Society, Toronto Film Critics Association, and Satellite Award nominations; the Breakthrough Performance award from the National Board of Review; Best Actor honors from the Seattle and Stockholm International Film Festivals; and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

He had previously been nominated for the latter award for his breakthrough performance in Henry Bean's THE BELIEVER, which also brought Mr. Gosling a London Critics' Circle Film Award nomination. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Among his subsequent films were Alex and Andrew Smith's THE SLAUGHTER RULE, opposite David Morse; Barbet Schroeder's MURDER BY NUMBERS, with Sandra Bullock; Matthew Hoge's THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND, with Kevin Spacey, Lena Olin, and Don Cheadle; Gregory Hoblit's FRACTURE, with Anthony Hopkins; and the hit THE NOTEBOOK, directed by Nick Cassavetes, opposite Rachel McAdams. In 2004, he was named Male Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theatre Owners at ShoWest.

He received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and won a Satellite Award, for Craig Gillespie's LARS AND THE REAL GIRL; and was again a Golden Globe Award nominee for BLUE VALENTINE, in which he starred alongside Michelle Williams and which marked his first collaboration with filmmaker Derek Cianfrance.

Mr. Gosling's recent films include Glen Ficarra and John Requa's CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE., with Steve Carell and Emma Stone, for which he received his third Golden Globe Award nomination; Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE, for which he received his third Spirit Award nomination; George Clooney's THE IDES OF MARCH; and Ruben Fleischer's GANGSTER SQUAD, also with Ms. Stone.

He will next be seen starring in Nicolas Winding Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES, with Kristin Scott Thomas, and in a new film by Terrence Malick. Mr. Gosling will soon be making his feature directorial debut with HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER, from his original screenplay.

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