A great actor can speak volumes with just his eyes. In Ryan Gosling movies, audiences are frequently treated to his iconic steely gaze. The Canadian actor has the ability to communicate a deep longing, sheer rage, or even wild passion, with just a stare.
Among Ryan Gosling’s best roles are a famed astronaut, a Jewish Neo-Nazi, a jazz pianist, and a charismatic playboy. He’s not only one of the most handsome men on the planet, but he also has the ability to totally mesmerize an audience with his eyes.
It's often the emotion behind the gaze that separates a good actor from a great one - the ability to sell the moment even without uttering a word. Vote up the Gosling gazes you think make the biggest emotional impact.
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Who is his character? Dan Dunne
Why is he staring? Dan, an inner-city school teacher with a major substance dependency, takes issue with the drug-dealing father of a young student he is trying to help.
60Is this steely?
- Actors: Ryan Gosling, Denis O'Hare, Anthony Mackie, Jay O. Sanders, Tristan Wilds
- Released: 2006
- Directed by: Ryan Fleck
- Photo: La La Land / Lionsgate
Who is his character? Sebastian
Why is he staring? It was the love that wasn't meant to be. After years apart, Sebastian and Mia (Emma Stone) lock eyes from afar. They both silently acknowledge that they've moved on, but will never forget their past.
84Is this steely?
- Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
- Released: 2016
- Directed by: Damien Chazelle
- Photo: Blade Runner 2049 / Warner Bros.
Who is his character? K
Why is he staring? K, who believes he may not actually be a replicant, finally tracks down Deckard (Harrison Ford) in search of the hard answers about his past.
62Is this steely?
- Actors: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks
- Released: 2017
- Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
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Who is his character? Henry Letham
Why is he staring? Henry walks away from a major car accident and processes his survivor's guilt.
51Is this steely?
- Actors: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Hoskins
- Released: 2005
- Directed by: Marc Forster