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5 Ryan Gosling Comedies To Check Out Before The Fall Guy

5 Ryan Gosling Comedies To Check Out Before The Fall Guy
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His talent is big Kenough for comedies, too.

The new trailer for Ryan Gosling's The Fall Guy has finally arrived, and it seems that fans of the actor's work are in for a breath of fresh air, considering that his long career has been absolutely dominated by "serious" films.

However, it's not all thrillers and dramas, so let's take a look at five comedies starring Ryan Gosling if you want to check out the actor's more lighthearted side before the upcoming movie.

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Long before the wave of Ryan Gosling "literally me" memes became popular, the actor portrayed a character that many people can relate to in some way, especially today.

The story revolves around Lars Lindstrom, who suffers from social anxiety and has trouble forming any kind of normal relationship, which eventually leads him to become attracted to a sex doll that he names Bianca.

The rest of the town decides to play along with this charade, which leads to an unexpectedly heartwarming story about slowly overcoming mental problems.

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

This romantic comedy stars Steve Carell as Cal Weaver, a middle-aged man whose family life is ruined after his wife cheats on him, leading Cal to consider divorce.

One fateful night, however, he catches the eye of Ryan Gosling's Jacob Palmer, who decides to help the struggling man change his outlook on life and get back on track.

The Big Short (2015)

Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Brad Pitt, this crime comedy-drama is based on Michael Lewis' non-fiction book of the same name.

Set in the midst of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, it follows a group of enterprising individuals who managed to predict the disaster and profit handsomely from it.

The Nice Guys (2016)

Nearly a decade later, fans are still clinging to the hope that this criminally underrated action comedy starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will get a sequel, but sadly that is unlikely to ever happen.

The story follows a private investigator and an enforcer who become embroiled in a complicated case that begins when a recently deceased porn star suddenly returns to the land of the living.

Barbie ( 2023)

Although almost everyone has heard of this 2023 blockbuster, it would have been a crime to deny Barbie a spot on our list, given that it may soon earn Ryan Gosling an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category.

After Barbie (Margot Robbie) suddenly experiences an identity crisis, she and her trusty companion Ken (Gosling) embark on a journey into the real world to find the source of the problem.