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The Peter Jackson-Ryan Gosling Feud

The Peter Jackson-Ryan Gosling Feud

So what were those “creative differences” between director Peter Jackson and Ryan Gosling over The Lovely Bones?

The LA Times reports that Ryan was too fat for the role:

Peter Jackson was said to be quite surprised that Gosling had showed up to start work on The Lovely Bones looking like he’d donned a fat suit. According to sources, the 26-year-old Gosling had apparently told the director he was going to gain weight to age himself up to play the part of a grieving father, but Jackson was still expecting some movie star allure — not paunch and a beard. By Friday, Gosling had left the high-profile production over those pesky “creative differences,” and, by Sunday, he’d been replaced by 36-year-old Mark Wahlberg, who actually could be old enough to father a teenager.”

Page Six reports that Ryan was a diva.

“‘Peter couldn’t stand Ryan,’ said one source. Though Variety reported that Gosling had “stepped down” and was replaced by Mark Wahlberg, our source said, ‘Ryan cut his own hair, and was fighting with wardrobe. He was so demanding . . . Peter booted him two days before filming started.’”

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53 Responses to “The Peter Jackson-Ryan Gosling Feud”

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  1. 1
    Eli Says:

    if Peter Jackson was directing me, id keep my trap shut

  2. 2
    Regina Says:

    I love Hollywood feuds!

  3. 3
    Flisbeth Says:

    either way, I enjoy Mark Wahlberg..and his work, so I don’t mind that he has taken over so very much at all!

  4. 4
    black Says:

    This Goosling guy is only 26???

    He looks so much older damn it……and he is too fat….

  5. 5
    george Says:

    damn straight eli.. and not all dad’s are fat, Ryan. Little punk.

  6. 6
    Regina Says:

    He looks so much older damn it……and he is too fat….

    Maybe read the article before you call Ryan Gosling ‘fat’.

  7. 7
    julie Says:

    He was just trying to look older for the part, what’s wrong about that ?!
    Didn’t know that Jackson was more interested in the look of an actor than in his skills.
    It’s such bullshit to fire someone over his weight.

  8. 8
    jocasta666 Says:

    Not to start a fight, but if Peter Jackson directed me and called me fat, I’d hold up a mirror to his effing face.

    Doesn’t a contract with riders specify how an actor is supposed to look well BEFORE he shows up? And who isn’t a diva when the world and the world wide web is salivating over an actor?

    I’m not a Ryan fan, I’m a movie fan. Peter Jackson could have/should have told his actors in no UNCERTAIN terms how their characters would look, act, and feel.

    THAT’S what a director does.

    Ever heard of Scorsese firing his actors over 20 extra pounds?
    Woody Allen?

    I haven’t. Because they make it clear what is expected MONTHS in advance.

    And even if they did tell Ryan…he just lost a long time love. Guess what some people do when they are bereft and sad and lonely.


    (ME? I write scathing emails to my exes *grin*)

    Mr. Jackson: Good luck with Mark.
    Mr. Gosling: Get your head straight…either get back with your girl or let it go…

    Poor kid (and I say this sincerely). I’ve had friends go down the same road. Either booze or drugs or careless dating or food.


    Good luck Ryan. Not a fan but pulling for you.


  9. 9
    george Says:

    Oh please.. Ryan didnt gain weight because he just lost a love.. He thought it would age him to play this part. PERIOD. Instead he just looks bloated and fug.

  10. 10
    Regina Says:

    Hey Jared, since you post Tom Cruise a lot, I thought I’d tell you that he’s at the Rome Film Festival with Robert Redford. There’s some pictures at Getty!

  11. 11
    Give me a break! Says:

    damn straight eli.. and not all dad’s are fat, Ryan. Little punk.


    How does him gaining weight = all dad’s are fat?

    Maybe he gained weight because it makes him,27, look like a father of a 14 year old child.

  12. 12
    Kayla Says:

    It’s sad that Ryan isn’t going to be in the movie anymore. I was very excited to see him play in it, but Mark Wahlberg? Really? How do you go from Ryan Gosling to Mark Wahlberg?

    I think Peter Jackson probably just used the weight as an excuse. If he and Ryan weren’t getting along, then that’s a great reason to fire him, but he should have done it sooner than 2 days before shooting began. That’s not very professional.

  13. 13
    KC Says:

    This isn’t the first time Peter Jackson kicked someone off of a movie. Some may remember he kicked Stuart Townsend off of The Lord Of The Rings a fews days before it was to begin filming because “he wasn’t right for the part.” He replaced him with Viggo Mortensen. No complaints there, Viggo is HOT and a better actor!

  14. 14
    EbolaHater Says:

    that’s too bad because Peter Jackson was a fatso himself. So quick to judge once the pounds comes off…kinda reminds me of Karl Lagerfeld…critizing all the fat folks when they were once fat. booooo!

  15. 15
    fresh Says:

    this is getting juicy

  16. 16
    lol Says:

    Oh gosh… he replaced The wonderful actor Ryan Gosling with MArky MArk? Ridiculous!

  17. 17
    Tina Says:

    GO MARK!

  18. 18
    sophia Says:

    GO RYAN !

  19. 19
    lola Says:

    They are both good actors, I want someone to speak out and just tell the truth- like that will ever happen. Ryan does seem like the sort of actor that thinks he knows what is best. I love the book, I just want it to be a good movie. As good of an actor as Ryan is, I never thought he fit the part. Too young!

  20. 20
    lulu Says:

    Poor Ryan, I think they must have alredy discussed how will the actor and actress look months before filming. Ryan looking too fat was just an exscuse.

  21. 21
    Kara Says:

    Oh, poor Ryan. He needs some TLC from McAdams, even if they aren’t together. I still consider their split just temporary. She’ll keep him grounded. Find her Ryan, and take comfort!!

  22. 22
    ISABUMBA Says:


  23. 23
    george Says:

    Maybe he gained weight because it makes him,27, look like a father of a 14 year old child.

    Well it doesn’t. some actors think they know best about everything and they don’t always. If the director wanted some fatty he would have hired Vince Vaughn.

  24. 24
    colleen Says:

    I’m glad Ryan’s out of this movie. A 26 year old playing the father of a teenager? Give me a break, there are plenty of actors old enough and capable enough.

    I’m glad that Mark the new dad!

  25. 25
    b. Says:

    Go Ryan!!!!Peter Jackson is an azz!!!

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