Ryan Gosling Is Polite
Ryan Gosling always takes his time going into movie premieres, by stopping and signing autographs and posing for pictures with his many fans.
He Has His Own Tim Hortons Mug
Canada's famous coffee chain Tim Hortons created a special mug for Ryan Gosling and sent it to him around the time his "Gangster Squad" movie came out. He'd said in an interview that he used to love to collect drinking cups that tied in with movie releases, like Burger King's "Dick Tracy" line in 1990 when the film was released.
His Love For Hockey
Ryan Gosling's love for hockey has continued on from his days in his Cornwall hometown. The actor is pictured at an NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings in Detroit in March 2011.
Canada is known for its peacekeeping role around the globe and Ryan Gosling does his country proud carrying on that role. The actor was videotaped by a passerby breaking up a street fight in Manhattan in August 2011.
The Cornwall Kid
Ryan Gosling is based out of the United States now, but he can be seen as a little tike standing at the border between Canada and the U.S. in this video he made for his "Mickey Mouse Club" fans.In the video he stated one of the reasons he loves his Cornwall hometown is because there is "lots of free corn all over the place."
He's Still A Good Canadian Boy
Being nominated for an Oscar didn't go to Ryan Gosling's head. He clearly remembers where he came from, proving he's a good Canadian boy when he brought his mom, Donna, and sister, Mandi, to the 2007 Academy Awards.
He Doesn't Have An Entourage
Ryan Gosling is one of the few actors who's made it big in Hollywood who doesn't have an entourage. He is often spotted on his own while on break from working and often goes unrecognized.He even went incognito when he saved a British journalist's life when she nearly got struck by a NYC taxi in April 2012. "I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened," Tweeted Laurie Penny. "I was crossing 6th avenue in a new pink wig. Not looking the right way because I am from London. Ryan Gosling grabbed me away from a taxi." She says she didn't realize it was him until a girl nearby confirmed it was in fact Gosling.
He Calls For Cruelty To Pigs In Canada To Stop
In July 2013, animal lover Ryan Gosling fought for the rights of pigs in his home country, Canada. Penning an article for the Globe and Mail, Gosling called for the elimination of the use of gestation crates for pigs in Canada: "I hope it will close this dangerous loophole by disallowing the pork industry from confining pigs for weeks at a time - something that I would never dream of doing to [my dog] George, and that no compassionate Canadian would ever do to any animal."
Stays True To His Humble Canadian Roots
Ryan Gosling often returns home to Canada and in June 2012, he attended his mother Donna>s graduation from Brock University. He even brought his girlfriend Eva Mendes to the ceremony with him.Staying true to his humble Canadian roots, Gosling declined talking to reporters, simply stating, 'this is my mom>s day.' He reportedly jumped to his feet, clapping and taking photos of his mom when she received her degree - a Bachelor of Education.
He Fills Up His Own Car With Gas
Another sign that Ryan Gosling is a down-to-earth Canadian is the fact that he fills his own car up with gas at the gas station. He doesn't even get full service.But, you might wonder why you don't hear a distinct Canadian accent during TV interviews. Gosling told W magazine in 2010 why that is: "As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore. I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing - a phony accent that becomes your trademark."