Ryan Gosling always struck me as one of those actors who is much shorter in person, but like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in reality, he’s even taller than he looks on screen (Gosling is 6’1, believe it or not). He’s Baby Goose, so it’s still a little strange to see him in these bad-ass roles, although it worked to splendid effect in Drive. Here, he reteams with Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives, which looks to have the same quiet moodiness of their previous collaboration, which makes the uber-violence all the more effective.
There is no official U.S. release date yet, but I hope it comes out in time for Mother’s Day. “Look, Mom! That cute boy from The Notebook is DRAGGING THAT MAN DOWN THE HALL BY HIS JAW.”