If you’re obsessed with Ryan Gosling like most women these days, then you know that the Hollywood hunk’s success is global and it spans all ages.
In a new People cover story, the magazine focuses on “America’s Most Wanted Man.” Ruben Fleischer, director of Gosling’s new film, Gangster Squad, explains, “When you’re with him you feel different. He has a magnetic quality — larger than life.”
If guys are explaining his magnetism, what do women think? Well, one insider to the magazine says, “Women love him because he’s just kooky. He’s definitely in touch with his childlike side.”
That means plenty of dates to Disneyland if you’re his girlfriend, Eva Mendes. The couple has been dating since September 2011 and they seem to have a pretty easy relationship. As one source said, “[They] get along so well because she’s not needy or smothering. They just work.”
It also helps that Gosling “is an incredibly sweet boyfriend,” says the source. The magazine just rubs it in to women everywhere that not only is the Drive actor handsome, he’s kind, he’s talented and yes, he’s taken.
He doesn’t only dote on his girlfriend, he also takes his mom, Donna, as his date to red carpet premieres. In fact, it was Mendes who helped his mom get ready for a recent Hollywood event by allowing Donna to raid her designer closet.
The 32-year-old actor got his big break alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in the Disney Channel revival of The Mickey Mouse Club back in 1993. However, it was The Notebook in 2004 that earned the actor his swoon-worthy status.
His on- and offscreen then-relationship with co-star Rachel McAdams made their romance even sweeter. Audiences ate up their performances and Gosling cemented his dreamboat status.
But he wasn’t one to rest on his laurels, and the actor went straight to work putting in strong performances in movies like Half Nelson, Drive, and Crazy, Stupid, Love. In fact, it was his role as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson that got him his first Academy Award nomination in 2006.
Audiences will get a chance to see Gosling on the big screen again this coming weekend in Gangster Squad. The crime film also stars Emma Stone, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin and opens on Jan. 11.