Ryan Gosling Talks THE IDES OF MARCH and Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

     October 6, 2011

Ryan Gosling The Ides of March interview slice

At this year’s Toronto Film Festival, I was able to speak with Ryan Gosling about starring in director George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March.  Starring Clooney, Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright, the pic takes place during the tension-filled moments leading up to an all-important Ohio presidential primary where a press secretary (Gosling) finds himself in the middle of a scandal that could upend his candidates’ (Clooney) shot at winning.  Loaded with great performances and a smart script, The Ides of March is really well done and definitely worth your time.

During the interview, Gosling talked about how he got involved in the project, working with the great cast, filming in Ohio, what it’s like having two big films come out at the same time, and does he prefer the Clint Eastwood two-take method or the David Fincher way of doing things.  In addition, Gosling talked about working with director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) again on The Place Beyond the Pines and what the film is about.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interviews with Paul Giamatti and Jeffrey Wright, click the links.

Ryan Gosling

  • What’s the last year or two been like as he’s landed some very high profile jobs
  • How did he get attached to Ides of March
  • Working with Paul Giamatti and the rest of the cast
  • Is he a fan of the Clint Eastwood 2 take method or the David Fincher way of doing things
  • Filming in Ohio
  • How he has Drive and Ides of March coming out around the same time
  • Does he enjoy doing press
  • What’s his criteria for picking future projects
  • Talks about Derek Cianfrance and The Place Beyond the Pines


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  • Mighty Joe

    Sign, another week, another Ryan Gosling movie. How many of them have there been this year, yet?

    How many flops is it going to take to convince Hollywood that we don’t really care about him, he’s not a ‘sex’ symbol, and he’s not the next big thing. Enough Ryan Gosling; hire someone else for your movies, give someone else a chance. At least, someone who hasn’t so consistently starred in so many back-to-back flops.

    • James

      Shut the fuck up. The movies are good. Who cares about the box office. Go watch the Smurfs, moron.

    • Josh

      drive, did 27 million off of a 15 million dollar budget with basically no mainstream push, crazy stupid love did almost 90 million off of a 50 million dollar budget so idk what kind of flops your seeing here. Secondly gosling is not the next big thing? So who’s the net big thing then, taylor launter wait it might be zac efron wait no you’d rather have robert pattison, Wait what do all three of them have in common they all can’t act and they all cant sell movies. Gosling is young, talented, and versatile thats exactly the kind of actor we should push to get more work. Him JGL, Andrew Garfield, james macavoy, cilian murphy are just some of the few young actors that should get the push they deserve so you say too much ryan gosling i say thank god theres not too much untalented idiots like lautner and pattison headlining 100 million dollar films besides twilight.

    • Carson Wells

      Well said. Who cares about great acting and great movies? All that matters are the box office numbers. Excuse me while I go watch Transformers.

    • Joey

      You are probably the agent of Tom Cruise – right!
      I hope Gosling stays around for a long time – he seems like a great, clever guy, makes intelligent, thought-provoking movies. More people like him in Hollywood please!


  • ti

    Awful interview. Hard to watch, just wow.

  • Mighty Joe

    None of Gosling’s movies have ‘broken out’, and to the ones you named, especially Crazy Love, I’d give all the credit to Steve Carrel over Gosling.

    Much like Justin Timberlake, who’s also been in far too many movies, I’m tired of Hollywood thrusting these prettyboy actors onto us in just as many movies as they can. He may be a decent actor, but its pretty clear that his presence hurts as much as it helps, if it even helps.

    For the record, they’re doing the same shit with the Twilight people, and that shit needs to stop. People can jack off to Gosling all they want, but there are better looking, better acting guys who deserve a real chance to play the roles they keep giving to Gosling over and over and over and OVER again. They need to stop while they’re ahead and try someone else out.

    p.s. 27 million for an over-hyped Drive is awful, especially given the social-media budget. stop spinning a flop.

    • Charlie

      Uhh, have you seen Drive? Its kind of incredible.

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  • HAHA

    Clearly this poster(s) who are spamming the board with negative Ryan comments are jealous asses whose girlfriends fancy him.

    How anybody can say Ryan is not a good actor … you must be a troll

    • J

      Or they’ve seen The Notebook, Fracture, or All Good Things.

      He’s done great work — Half Nelson, Drive, Blue Valentine, and this — but he’s capable of badness.

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