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Ryan Gosling Timeline
Nov. 12, 1980
Ryan Thomas Gosling is born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada to Donna and Thomas Gosling.
Dresses in a red speedo and has a habit of flexing muscles that aren't there. He has no idea, at the time, that all the kids are laughing at him.
At age 8 he comes home bloodied and in a bad mess. His mom orders him back to school to show his tormentors he is not afraid.
Constantly tormented by classmates due to his small stature, his parents decide to withdraw him from elementary school and homeschool him for awhile. His mom quits work and tutors him.
Auditions to be a member of The Mickey Mouse Club
. For the next two years he is a member, along with Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears
, and Justin Timberlake.
Attends Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Disgusted with school, he drops out, gets in his car and heads for L.A. He has no higher education yet is able to land a Canadian agent.
Plays Sean Hanlon in Breaker High
Sept. 23, 2000
Appears in Remember the Titans
with Denzel Washington.
Jan. 19, 2001
Appears in The Believer
with Billy Zane
Begins dating Sandra Bullock.
Jan. 11, 2002
Stars in The Slaughter Rule
April 19, 2002
Stars in Murder by Numbers
with Sandra Bullock.
Ends his relationship with Sandra Bullock.
Jan. 18, 2003
Stars in The United States of Leland
with Kevin Spacey.
May 20, 2004
Stars in The Notebook
In a NY Times interview he talks about being bulled at the age of 8 and how his mom ordered him back to school to face his tormentors: "I walked into school. Everything got really quiet. I found one of the kids in front of a urinal. I smacked his face into the tile, and he bled. The other kid was at his desk. I picked up a math textbook and made his nose bleed ... I didn't want to do it. I don't like violence. And she was so sad ... I never went back to that school again."
He and Benecio Del Toro make plans to spend some time in the Bolivian jungle to learn survival skills in preparation for an upcoming movie.
Begins dating Rachel McAdams, his co-star in The Notbook
Sept. 24, 2005
Stars in Stay
He and Rachel McAdams are seen shopping for rings.