WATCH: Ryan Gosling Talks About How Hollywood Crushes Dreams

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By Michael Lewittes




Ryan Gosling may be one of Hollywood’s most wanted actors now, but big screen success didn’t always come so easy for the former Mouseketeer.


In a clip from the documentary Seduced and Abandoned, Gosling talks about the difficulties he faced as a young actor, having moved to L.A. when he was only 16.

“Everyone’s left their families, their homes, their friends, their jobs, to pursue a dream where they know that the percentage of them achieving that dream is never [good], and they do it anyway,” explains the star.

Gosling also shares some less than fond memories of the audition process.

He recalls, “You walk into a room of people who look just like you. You realize you’re not the only one who wore the cowboy hat… Then before you go in, you hear the casting director negotiating the deal for the guy that already got the part — turns out Jared Leto already got it.”

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