Gosling is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children, and the Enough Project and has traveled to Chad, Uganda and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions.
He has been in a relationship with actress Eva Mendes since 2011, and they have two daughters together.
His performance as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson (2006) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and his performance as a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl (2007) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.” While the actress had said in the past she wasn’t planning to get married or have children, “with Ryan things are different,” a friend told PEOPLE.
Ryan Gosling made his triumphant return to the red carpet a couple months ago while promoting his film The Big Short, and the actor showed up to the Golden Globes on Sunday to help support the movie, which was nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy.
While Ryan spent most of the night mingling with costars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Steve Carell, there was another Globes guest who we would have loved to see him interact with: his ex-girlfriend Rachel Mc Adams.
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.