"Second chances are rare, man. You ought to take better advantage of them."
"I did this movie "The Notebook". It was a long time ago and I had a lot of people talk to me about that film. A lot of people thought it was romantic but one guy told me he was engaged when he went to see that movie and he wasn’t when they left. She said to him when they left "You wouldn’t build a house for me, would you?" And he said "No… because I don’t know how". And she said "If you did know how, would you build a house?" and he said "No, probably not". And she called it off. I think there’s a practical element to love. [Blue Valentine] is kind of all the stuff that that film skirted over.”
The Canadian star claims he finds it weird that he’s considered a sex symbol and believes it’s only because he’s in the movies that people would even consider him attractive. “I’m as uncomfortable with it as I am talking about it,” the Metro reported him saying. “I know from just being a guy and looking at a billboard and you’re like: ‘That guy’s not a sex symbol. They’re trying to sell that on us? No way! That’s never gonna stick.’ And then suddenly he’s like a huge deal and you can’t believe it. I used to hate on those guys and now I am one.”
Favourite movies → Ryan Gosling
All my characters are me. I’m not a good enough actor to become a character. I hear about actors who become the role and I think ‘I wonder what that feels like.’ Because for me, they’re all me.