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Ryan Gosling Steps Out After Announcing Break From Acting

Ryan Gosling Steps Out After Announcing Break From Acting

Ryan Gosling steps out of a hotel and into an awaiting car on Wednesday afternoon (March 20) in New York City.

Earlier that day, a new interview with the 32-year-old actor was released in which he says he plans on taking a break from acting.

“I’ve been doing it too much,” Ryan told the Associated Press about acting. “I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”

Before Ryan goes on his break, he will release his new film The Place Beyond the Pines next week. He also has two films currently in post-production and is getting ready to direct his first flick.

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  • Leenah

    What? Why would he take a break? How much time are we talking about here? Well..he has 3 more movies to release so the break will probably be in 2014,I hope it’s not a long break.

  • The ring

    Announcing Break From Acting
    that sad :(all his films are blockbusters


  • Blue

    Cute cute talented kooky man!

  • JMHO

    I think it’s a good plan, he has become somewhat overexposed in the last few years, just like Jessica Chastain. Ryan has made some impactful movies, my two favorites: The Believer and Half Nelson.

  • ha ha

    lazy man! lol

  • dean

    thank god. Glad to hear it. He has the most annoying fans in the whole world. Hope this could shut’em up. Hope BCooper and JLaw could do it too.

  • bremary

    please go back to music! we need more Dead Man’s Bones!

  • iban4yesu

    Couldn’t agree more, Ryan! Why did you have to do such a pointlessly violent film as Drive?! Hope that for the second act, your filmography will be as respectable as you should rightfully deserve as a thespian with a depth! Way to go, bro!

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    such a serious guy.

  • Jim

    Or after Gangster Squad was such a disaster, Hollywood has finally realized he’s not really a star.

    Gotta love these privileged, spoiled actors. Try working an actual 9 to 5 job like most people, moron.

  • Trish

    I’m a big fan, but his movie/role choices have begun to get so repetitve and dull. Either playing the same character over and over or doing lame crappy paycheck movies. I had a feeling he was losing a “spark” for acting. And the internet hype has made him quitealmost unbearable. A break is a good decision. By the time he comes back, hopefully Hollywood and the media will have officially moved on to hyping up someone else. It will make him more enjoyable again. What in the world was he even doing in Gangster Squad?

  • Pati

    By all means take a break if you need one Ryan but make it short and quick we’ll miss you.

  • LifeWillGoOn

    Gerard Butler should listen to Mr. Gosling. More “Lars & the Real Girl” and “Half Nelson,” please. And anything where he takes his clothes off.

  • LOL

    Who cares? Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • B

    I would have preferred “Announcing Break From Eva”.

  • Anne

    It is a smart move. But please don’t do it for too long. You’re the most interesting actor of your generation together with Fassbender.
    And more Dead Man’s Bones, please!!!

  • Ava

    @ dean … Why don’t you take a break from reading celebrity gossip sites….who the he!! are you telling actors to take a break, you don’t want to read about them or see them, then don’t click on stories with their face as the headline or watch their movies, SIMPLE and then it would be like they took a break from infringing on your patheic life.

  • Anne

    Didn’t Leo DiCaprio just say that he was taking a break too… I think when you’ve worked non stop back to back on projects , and then did non stop publicisty , you need some time off from either working or selling a movie… Don’t know what’s the big deal, most Alist actors do one movie a year sometimes less.

  • sunny

    Probably a good thing. His last 3 movies were lame, financially and critically. He should stick with things like Drive and Blue Valentine, at least he gets critical acclaim for those. He should work on his acting chops as well, if he wants to play with the best of them he needs to get better.

  • Bye

    Am I supposed to care? He’s so overrated. I won’t miss you nor care if you never come back. Bye!

  • Casey

    I read his script for his movie and it’s really weak. Poor, cliche dialogue and some completely useless characters. All style and no substance at all. Maybe he’ll be a decent director but he doesn’t have any real talent in writing at all.

  • Mkhay

    I dont think he wrote it.

  • Aranka Paul

    He is basicaly a very good actor. I have seen several of his films and he left impact on me. Hope he comes back to make more great movies.

  • christina

    Remember that quote: “I will be making babies when I stop making movies…” Could it be that he’s also planning to become a dad??? That said, I’m distressed and sad and crossed…He’s such a terrific actor, really talented. Hope that break won’t last too long.. Today my heart missed a beat Ryan. Bless you X

  • Porches de madera

    Driver actor… boring actor…

  • Dorothy J. Pearce

    like Jean replied I am stunned that you able to earn $8197 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you seen this link…

  • cheerfulg

    Mr Gosling taking a break? You mean a break like “directing a film” kinda break? Nope, notta break at all. I call total bs on this even though I am very sure, in the moment of his interview, his intentions were pure…because if we know anything about Ryan Gosling we know he is pure (you can fill in the blank here).

  • Daniel

    haters are going hate

  • kate

    Must be nice to take a “break” whenever you feel like it. :rolls eyes:

  • Vanessa Molina

    A merecido uma pausa em seu trabalho, acho que todos nós precisamos de algum descanço nao importa em que trabalhamos , só espero que ele aproveite e e descanse ao maximo, mas nunca perder o foco que é voltar atuar, ele e minha querida Eva precisa de passar mais tempos juntos decidirem suas vidas suas escolhas, casal tão bonito , logo ele vai morar com ela hahahaha…
    mas é isso ai Ryan te amo, e também amo Eva <3

  • webvgjk


  • Seriously


    I love how people come onto gossip sites, and then call complete strangers names, and then complain about how they diss their favorite celebrity. Celebrities are in a position to be made fun of and called names whether true or not. If the celebs don’t like, tell them to pick a different field. For all you know that person you just called a moron could be your lifesaver one day or your next boss.

    Stop and think before you type rude comments.

    I agree with the original poster that you replied to. JLaw and BCoop need to take some time off including Zefron, and a few others,because they are at danger of being overexposed and quickly.

  • marlene

    If he wants a break from showbusiness, and a little privacy, that will be impossible with Eva around. We all know she calls the paps on herself. He likes the simple life, she wants to be a movie star. I don’t understand how they are together.

  • alex

    I could tell he hasn’t been very happy over the last year and a bit. He actually looks downright miserable most of the time now. If he feels he needs a break, I say go for it. He likes being creative but seems to hate all the attention that comes with it. Time for a career change maybe?

  • natalia

    i dont want him to take a break, he is one of my favorites, i know every one of the movies he makes will be good even before i watch it cause he’s in it, i wont mind having a break from people like Chris Evans that almost every single one of his movies is a failure! NOT FAIR!

  • jess

    I hope he’s not starting a family with Eva. He said in the past he wants to take time off work to raise kids. She’s not a good person to do that with if he wants to keep his privacy. She calls the paps when she’s walking his dog, what’s she gonna do with the kids?!

  • kris

    noooo :( but he already took a break in 2007-2010

  • angie

    be careful with your break or you could turn into Josh Hartnett dude..

  • Martha

    DiCaprio always takes breaks and nobody forgets about him. The same goes for Daniel Day-Lewis.

  • Bel LA

    I love how the naive Gosling fans still blame Eva Mendes for his overexposure. Like she stole his dog from his backyard to parade him in front of the pap lenses and he never got to know about it or didn’t approve it. If anything he lost his more intelligent fans over the last year.
    He should go back doing Notebook and Crazy Stupid Love movies.

  • JN


    You’r'e an idiot. Every movie Gosling makes flops. He doesn’t have ONE hit movie.

    He can go away and stay away for all I care. He does nothing for me.

  • NotAGirl

    He took a break between 2008-09 so it’s probably not as dramatic as the press are making it. He’ll probably be back in two years time. I bet he’s just focusing on making his directorial debut at the moment.

  • Alaia

    @Bel LA:
    “He should go back doing Notebook and Crazy Stupid Love movies”

    Is that a joke?