Incredible Celebrity Transformations
Ryan Gosling
Weight Lost: 60lbs
Name: Ryan Thomas Gosling
Birthdate: Nov 12, 1980 (36 Years Old)
Starting Weight: 210lbs Current Weight: 150lbs
Diet: Low Fat, High Protein Favorite Diet Foods: Fish
Exercises: Muay Thai
Famous For: The Notebook, Drive, The Big Short
Ryan Gosling
Weight Lost: 60lbs

Not every child actor can say that they went on to become an A-list star as an adult, but Ryan Gosling can say that. Gosling started out on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in 1993, and would spend the 1990’s starring on television series like “Young Hercules” and “Breaker High”. After doing a couple of lower budgeted films, Gosling would start his career as a megastar in 2004 with the romantic film, “The Notebook”.

Gosling would branch out into a wide variation of roles, and he was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007 for his role in “Half Nelson”. In recent years, Gosling has starred in films that include “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, “The Big Short” and “The Ides of March”. You might also be surprised to know that Gosling has also had a music career, becoming part of a rock band called Dead Man’s Bones, formed back in 2007.

Gosling didn’t have a weight problem while growing up, and has always tended to be in good shape. Things changed quite drastically in 2009, however, as the guy that has been hailed in a lot of magazines as the sexiest man alive started to look much different. Gosling had signed on to star in the film “The Lovely Bones”, directed by Peter Jackson. If you don’t remember him being in that movie, it’s because he didn’t actually star in it due to his weight gain.

Gosling said that he was 150 pounds when he signed up to star in the film, and decided to add quite a few pounds to his frame. When it came to the character in “The Lovely Bones”, Gosling said that “I really believed he should be 210 pounds.” Jackson didn’t agree, with Gosling saying that he and the director “had a different idea of how the character should look.” It perhaps wasn’t the wisest choice to put on that much weight without consulting the director, especially since he didn’t get the part.

People were stunned by the seemingly sudden weight gain from Gosling as he intentionally fattened himself up to the 210 pound mark. Gosling achieved the weight gain by eating everything in sight, and was even drinking melted ice cream instead of water. Gosling said that he didn’t communicate with Jackson while he was packing on the pounds, telling reporters that “It was a huge movie…and (Jackson) couldn’t deal with the actors individually. I just showed up on set, and I had gotten it wrong.”

Then Gosling found himself in a spot that none of us want to be in, dreading that “Then I was fat and unemployed.” Apparently the mix-up came from when Gosling thought that the character should look older than Gosling, who was only 29 years old at the time. They told him that once he got on set, he was told “You look terrible.”

Gosling knew that he was a heartthrob, but he wasn’t going to be getting very many roles if he had kept the weight around and needed to go on a diet and exercise routine to get back in shape. Two years after gaining all of the weight, we would see Gosling in fantastic shape for the romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love” with defined abs. Gosling started training in Muay Thai fighting, which was a great way to build muscle.

He would also give up the melted ice cream, instead opting for healthier foods like fish, vegetables and rice. It was actually a new look for Gosling, as he had always been on the skinnier side before going through his multiple transformations. These days, Gosling is looking much like his more normal self that we’re used to, as showcased in the recent film “The Good Guys”. Now that we know he can transform his body, don’t count out on seeing a larger Gosling in the future once again.

In fact, Gosling had to be super fit for his next big role in 2017, which is “Blade Runner 2049”. He will follow that up in 2018 with “First Man”, where he plays astronaut Neil Armstrong. It seems that Gosling is a little more selective with his roles that play to his body type and talents, which is a promising career move.