Greater success came to Gosling when he starred in two critically acclaimed films—the financial comedy-drama The Big Short (2015) and the musical La La Land (2016).
For the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a second Oscar nomination.
Gosling co-starred in three mainstream films in 2011—the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, the political drama The Ides of March, and the action thriller Drive—and received two more Golden Globe nominations.
Gosling's directorial debut Lost River was released in 2014 to poor reviews.
He has gained a considerable amount of weight in a short period of time for two roles, for .
Maybe it’s because I’m old, but Gosling looks hotter to me with a few extra pounds, like he would give me the time of day and rub my feet afterwards.
He wanted to spend more time sitting with and devising a character as well as play a variety of roles, so he chose to enter film and not accept any more television work.
At the age of nineteen, Gosling decided to move into "serious acting".
He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? His first starring film role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001), and he went on to star in several independent films, including Murder by Numbers (2002), The Slaughter Rule (2002), and The United States of Leland (2003).
Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the commercially successful romantic drama The Notebook.
“A girl came up to me on the street and she almost smacked me. They were rumored to have broken up and to have reunited several times before it was official.
They may have been engaged at one point as Mc Adams was seen out wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger.
Gosling also comes across like a gentleman in the way he describes both his courtship with Mc Adams and how they broke up.