Saturday, November 12, 2011

Birthday Hotties: Ryan Gosling & Anne Hathaway

Ryan Thomas Gosling was born November 12, 1980 in Ontario, Canada. Exactly two years later in Brooklyn, New York, Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was delivered into the world. Both are celebrating their birthdays today, his 31st and her 29th, and so I wish them both a happy birthday.

I've spoken about him plenty of times this past year what with him appearing in three critically-acclaimed films this year and getting some Oscar buzz for no less than two of those. She, on the other hand, had a fairly forgettable year starring in the critically-panned One Day and doing voice work for the animated film Rio. Just as this year was The Year of Gosling, her fans hope that next year will become The Year of Hathaway. It's a definite possibility especially since she's following in her Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger's footsteps in taking on an iconic Batman character for Christopher Nolan's most-anticipated Dark Knight sequel. She will also headline the popular musical Les Misérables alongside Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

For his part, Gosling isn't resting on his laurels. Following the "if it ain't broke" rule, two of his upcoming films will see him reunite with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance and his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. He is also starring with his Crazy, Stupid, Love onscreen romance Emma Stone for next year's Gangster Squad. Finally, he'll work with Terence Malick on Lawless which also stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara.

Oscar-nominated roles: Kym and Dan

As you can see, both are doing just fine professionally. And to think it was just a few years ago she when was in the Princess Diaries and he was in the Mickey Mouse Club. And who could forget her stint in the TV series Get Real and his camptastic performance as Young Hercules? Of course, it is worth noting that they both have been nominated for an Academy Award in roles that actually aren't too dissimilar from each other. Now I'm left wondering what Half Nelson's Dan Dunne would think of Rachel Getting Married's Kym and vice versa.


  1. I think if Dan and Kym met it would result in something along the lines of Sid and Nancy, what with him a crack addict and her a recovering addict.

  2. I vote that you do a full spread of Henry Cavill. Holy cow...Immortals had me in a full drool. I couldn't take my eyes off of him and wanted MORE MORE MORE.

    Yeah...Cavill, please.

  3. @MovieNut - Certainly seems possible! Man, I'd just love to see them working together one day.

    @Michael - Well his birthday is not until May and Immortals is not exactly on my "must watch" list, but I will most definitely keep an eye out for Mr. Cavill when I do. He's dreamy.


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