Famous Burlingtonians

Ryan Gosling - Actor

Ryan Gosling was born in London and lived in Cornwall before he moved to Burlington where he attended Lester B. Pearson High School. He starred in the Mickey Mouse Club and hit T.V. show Breaker High. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the 2006 drama Half Nelson, as well as a Golden Globe award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in 2008’s Lars and the Real Girl. In addition, he received the inaugural Independent Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Gosling has also starred in numerous films including Remember the Titans, The Notebook, FractureBlue Valentine, Gangster Squad, The Big Short, The Nice Guys and La La Land.  In 2008, Ryan formed a band Dead Man’s Bones with his friend Zach Shields and released their first album. In 2011, Ryan appeared in his first comedic role in Crazy, Stupid, Love and his first action role in Drive and the Ides of March and received two Golden Globe nominations.  In 2017 he won a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical for La La Land and was also nominated for an Academy Award for that role.

“I love being Canadian. I think growing up in Canada gives you a world perspective that I certainly enjoy.”
Hello Magazine Dec. 7, 2015

La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Trailer – 'Dreamers'

La La Land