Allrightie. Gosling is one of the candidates to take on the role of Doctor Strange for Marvel. But as it turns out, he’s also being courted to take on a role in Warner Bros’ film of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad.
Ok then: who’s on the casting shortlist? According to a new report, Ryan Gosling is on there, and also Tom Hardy. Furthermore, both Margot Robbie and Will Smith – starring together in Focus for Warner Bros already – have been approached about the possibility of taking on roles in the new film. What those roles are remain to be seen, and Warner Bros has elected – unsurprisingly – not to comment on the casting speculation.
Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the romantic drama The Notebook, for which he won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award. His performance as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson (2006) was nominated for an Academy Award and his performance as a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl (2007) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Also in 2007, he starred in the courtroom thriller Fracture. After a three-year acting hiatus, Gosling starred in Blue Valentine, earning him a second Golden Globe nomination. 2011 proved to be a landmark year for Gosling as he appeared in three mainstream films – the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, the political drama The Ides of March and the thriller Drive – and received two Golden Globe nominations. In 2013, he starred in the crime drama Gangster Squad, the generational drama The Place Beyond the Pines, and the violent revenge film Only God Forgives. His directorial debut Lost River was released in 2014.
Gosling’s band, Dead Man’s Bones, released their self-titled debut album and toured North America in 2009. He is a co-owner of Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. He is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children and the Enough Project and has travelled to Chad, Uganda and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions.