Our Favorite BAFTA Tradition
昌民ㄉㄉ：「我知道啦～你一看 Drive 就濕了啦！！！」(Ryan Gosling redefined my sexuality ♥♥♥ as a fanboy sorry I just can't help it...)
翻譯照慣例一點也不信達雅，煩請詳讀英國優良讀物《獨立報》之優美原文報導。所以片商是故意排在選舉時間上映【選戰風雲】嗎？爛死了。Evan Rachel Wood 是小克接班人，辦公室情境外套必勝。
Ryan Gosling : "I think like a girl"
Of late, Hollywood has been pondering the question: "Is Ryan Gosling the new George Clooney?" Clooney both stars in and directs Gosling, 30, in political thriller The Ides of March, the poster for which apes a Time magazine cover in which the pair's faces are not only juxtaposed but morphing directly into each other. So often the mother of reinvention, no wonder Hollywood is confused. So too is Gosling's mother.
"I think the poster is just Clooney showing how much better-looking he is than me," laughs Gosling, "but my mother saw something else entirely. She called me and was so excited, saying, 'You're on the cover of Time magazine!' I had to say, 'No, it's just the poster for the movie, ma'."
Such milestones are not far off since, no disrespect intended to the esteemed Clooney, Gosling is streets and years ahead of his perceived career mentor's standing at the same age. Just 26, the Canadian-born actor received his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination, for his role as a drug-addicted teacher in Half-Nelson. Clooney didn't snare the role which made him famous –TV's ER – until he was 33, and was 44 before he was nominated (and won) in the Best Supporting Actor for 2006's Syriana.
The Ides of March is already garnering its own Oscar buzz and Gosling a buzz all his own as Hollywood's newly anointed leading man under 40. Certainly, there are other pretenders nipping at his ankles (fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper, to name but two) but Gosling, for now, is clearly ahead of the rest of the pack-in-waiting, if conflicted about it.
【選戰風雲】被寄予鍍金厚望，葛斯林也正步入四十歲以下男神殿神龕。當然，有其他複製貓正囓著他的腳踝 (諸如老鄉史考莉喬涵森前 (棄) 夫或醉後大丈夫，兩個沒什麼料的咖) 但葛斯林此時此刻完全不給其他候選人看到車尾燈的機會，如果存在些許衝突。
按：Ryan Reynolds 演一百部【綠光戰警】可能都無法超越跟 Scarlett Johansson 結婚這檔演藝生涯高峰。
"I'm just so sick of myself. I can't imagine how everyone else feels. And there's just nowhere to go but down really from here. So, hey, it's been nice. It's been real." He laughs hard, puts on his grey, self-designed leather jacket and feigns leaving, with some good reason. In the space of only three months, he has been seen as a ripped lothario who eventually finds love in Crazy, Stupid, Love, the moody disaffected driver of Drive, and now borderline nefarious political press secretary Stephen in The Ides of March. It is not, of course, that Gosling dictates film release dates, but it would be euphemistic to call him anything but "in your face" currently.
Fortunately, his current frequency in film is not to be confused with repetition. The Ides of March proffered Gosling a meatier character role, and an unusually high fear factor. "It scared me for sure. I don't know if you can imagine but it's a very nerve-racking thing to walk into this world, which is right in George's wheelhouse."
Does he have any opinion on the Clooney comparison? Gosling almost spits out his mineral water in disbelief on hearing the line. "Who the, what the?" he laughs, looking genuinely perplexed. "I don't even know what to think about that. Let me get back to you."
He combines his firm but friendly demurral with a huge not-too-fake-white smile and I suddenly understand why every woman I know (and teenage girls galore) are doolally for Gosling. Long-ago-proved acting chops aside, he is handsome but not threateningly so, boyish but not immature, and earnestly, unashamedly in touch with his feminine side.
當他結合了堅定但友善的猶豫，與雪白又不會太假的笑容，我終於理解為什麼每個認識的女人 (以及成千上萬的花樣少女們) 皆為葛斯林痴狂。先不論早就備受肯定的精湛演技，他很帥，但又不帶威脅，男孩子氣但耳朵後面又不會濕濕的，誠實，毫不忸怩地面對他女性化面向。
按：常被比為老頑童卡萊葛倫的喬治克隆尼，其實單就陽剛雄性更神似父權形象 Burt Lancaster。喬治克隆尼就帥得很有威脅感，若要說帥得不帶威脅，可能要追溯到五零六年份的保羅紐曼才行。然後丹尼爾克雷格 reminds me of 史帝夫麥昆 (Steve McQueen)。
─我的新好朋友 a.k.a. 政戰魂
"I think like a girl, I think," he says, in answer to a question about growing up with his mother and sister (his parents had divorced). Having been bullied at school thanks to his early TV success, Gosling was home-schooled by his mother for a year, which meant an ever greater female presence in his life. "I was literally raised by my mother and my sister. And I just feel like I wouldn't know how to think any other way. My sister was my best friend and my hero growing up. Because I was home-schooled I didn't have a lot of friends and I did ballet, which was always just girls. All of that had an effect on my brain."
Though he insists he has "no free time" currently, when he does, he is often found at a Los Angeles ballet studio. "I practise whenever I can," he says, without a modicum of embarrassment.
Have myriad LA mums not spread the word as to exactly where Hollywood's latest heart-throb can be readily observed putting in his pliés? He seems not really to have considered the prospect.
"A lot of the students are young girls so they're there with their mums but they just kind of watch and tell me to keep it up. They try and be positive but I'm so bad. I don't even know what I like about it but it's like acting, I'm just compelled to do it and I do it to find out why. The not knowing is interesting."
It may be a reaction to the burgeoning attention he can no longer fend off, but at other times Gosling already speaks like a politician and admits to being even more fascinated by the political world since wetting his feet for The Ides of March.
"It's not that I see this particularly as a political film or something with a political message. It really is just a thriller set in a political arena. It could just as easily have been in Hollywood or on Wall Street. But the research was so interesting. I learned a lot. I met some politicians, I had a lot of help and I needed it."
He says the parallels between Hollywood and politics have since become glaringly obvious. "It's very hard to be honest in both jobs. You can't really tell the truth because everything you say is taken out of context and cut up. You just have to be careful what you say."
I mention a recent interview in which he apparently claimed he'd be retiring from acting within the next decade. He sighs deeply, almost without realising it. "That's exactly what I'm talking about. What I said was that I've been acting since I was 12 [he starred alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in the children's TV series The Mickey Mouse Club] and I've been feeling very creative lately but that I can't see myself maintaining that pace or doing this for the rest of my life. I really can see directing becoming a big part of my life."
筆者提起最近一篇報導寫到他大剌剌地宣稱自己將在十年內退出戲子之路。他仰天長嘯，幾乎不知其所以然。「老師苦口婆心講，你們都沒有在聽嘛！我是說我十二歲就開始演戲 ［和賈斯汀汀柏雷，小甜甜布蘭妮及克利絲汀共襄盛舉迪士尼電視劇《米老鼠俱樂部》］ 我現在還是感到創意充沛，但我無法想像有生之年繼續維持這步調或當演員。我想跟喬治克隆尼一樣演而優則導。」
Like Clooney, Gosling's early years are deeply cemented in TV, though he says he felt all along "that there would be a place for me somewhere in the film biz". It wasn't until 2004 that he hit pay dirt with nostalgic romance The Notebook opposite fellow Canadian and then girlfriend Rachel McAdams. He previously dated Sandra Bullock – they met on 2002's Murder by Numbers – and is now dating Eva Mendes, his co-star on The Place Beyond the Pines, which he recently completed for director Derek Cianfrance. Cianfrance also directed Gosling in last year's much-acclaimed Blue Valentine, and he professes a desire to work again with directors he has established a shorthand with.
按：Nick Cassavetes & Zoe R. Cassavetes 這對兄妹檔加起來的才華可能都不及老爸三十七萬分之一洋溢。
"The Place Beyond the Pines was the best experience I have ever had making a film. It's because Derek and I now have one film behind us and a history. We can talk to each other in a way we never could before so Pines is an evolution. I feel like I've been dating all these film-makers and now I just want to get married."
He will also reteam with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for the upcoming remake of Logan's Run but says, contrary to reports, babies are not next on his agenda. "Out of context too. I was saying that genetically we are programmed to have certain instincts and if you're not fulfilling those instincts, they can manifest themselves creatively."
按：I think Ryan Gosling's gonna define my sexuality again ♥♥♥
「大多數的影迷都認為此片很 cult & campy，因為女主角 Jenny Agutter 長得很漂亮性感，而且從頭到尾都幾乎衣不蔽體……」
With Gosling now booked up for months, does he not find the prospect claustrophobic? Actors, after all, are wont to espouse the benefits of time of and living life as acting enhancements.
"I've never booked myself up like this. I used to make a film every year or two. A week after I finished The Place Beyond the Pines, I started on my current film Gangster Squad [with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone]. We'll see. I may come to regret it but I just want to be making films right now. The opportunities are so great I don't want just to be hanging out. I feel like this is the time for me to be productive."
按：Gangster Squad 導演 Ruben Fleischer 成名作品為艾瑪史東主演之【屍樂園】(Zombieland, 2009)。
Gosling can sometimes be spotted at Disneyland, as he was last month in the company of Mendes. "I have a love/hate relationship with Disneyland but what's so interesting to me is that the attention to detail there never gets old. There's always something new to find, something they've thought of. And there is always the idea of somebody who had a dream and made it so real you can walk around in it. "
Gosling's own interesting dream is, it seems, only just beginning.
↑ 新生代演技之神 Ryan Gosling 與路人系天后 Michelle Williams 合影留念。
在此恭喜雷恩於坎城佳導電影【落日車神】(計程車司機 meets 獨行殺手之 neo noir instant classic) 展現驚人低限演技後，以連續領銜去年 (blue valentine) 和今年最優秀電影 (drive, no doubt)，正式擊敗 Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Michael Pitt，穩坐筆者最鍾愛男星寶位。現在回想【拿命線索】真是塊瑰寶呀！
Dean: "I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, 'cause we're resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I'd be an idiot if I didn't marry this girl she's so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option... 'Oh he's got a good job.' I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who's got a good job and is gonna stick around."
如果筆者把心中的電影拍出來，拍出來的 best scenario 就是【藍色情人節】這部滿溢戀人絮語與不語的當代經典美國製立製片，唯一缺點乃女主角太路人。死前必做十件事：觀賞【藍色情人節】DVD，只在有帥到掉渣的小恩恩出現的片段吻兩下打兩槍。【落日殺神】蠍子外套超帥！我也要！我也要！我也要！
"Drive Thru," A Parody of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive"
George Clooney's List of the Top 100 Films from 1964-1976
Replicas of Ryan Gosling's "Drive" Jacket Now on Sale
This is the kind trailer (film) I wish it could go on and on and on, shite I'm gonna cry, Ryan Gosling should get 3 fuc**** Oscars for this.
Penny & The Quarters are a "lost" soul band which came to prominence in 2010 after an unreleased demo of their song "You And Me" was used in the film Blue Valentine.
KISS KISS BANG
【追密者：失控正義】(The Whistleblower, 2011) 關穎心得：[3.0/5.0] 2011/12/02 女神等級的瑞秋懷玆如果飾演警察就不正，例如【康斯坦汀：驅魔神探】(Constantine, 2005)，電影本身也挺無趣，所以只給三分。上上部瑞秋懷玆和基努李維合作的電影是【連鎖反應】(Chain Reaction, 1996) 有摩根費里曼；基哥頭腦資料庫會更新那片叫【捍衛機密】(Johnny Mnemonic, 1995) 有 Ice-T & Udo Kier 還有北野武，算是【駭客任務】前傳哈。
我的南半球學長 on Darren (蝶龍) Aronoksky on Rachel (Weisz) Getting Married:
"He should direct the next 007 movie - then we will know how James Bond dies."
↑ quote of the year!!!
"I'll do or say anything if I believe in it, but I have to believe in the cause."
高司令 = Golsing 我還以為是什麼五星上將總指揮司令之類的。