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It would seem that Ryan Gosling is now famous because he was once unattractive and uncool

A recent interview with Us Weekly reveals that director of The Notebook, Nick Cassavetes, cast the immensely successful Ryan Gosling because “[he’s] not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood.” According to Cassavetes, the Almight Goz wasn’t handsome or cool—he was just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts. We’ve compiled a gallery to prove that Ryan Gosling is attractive; 20 reasons why after the jump.

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