He became particularly close friends with Timberlake and they lived together for six months during the second year of the show.
Timberlake's mother became Gosling's legal guardian after his mother returned to Canada for work reasons.
In 2003, Gosling starred in The United States of Leland as a teenager imprisoned for the murder of a disabled boy.
He was drawn to the role because it was unusual to find a character that was "emotionally disconnected for the whole film." Gosling came to the attention of a mainstream audience in 2004 after starring opposite fellow Canadian Rachel Mc Adams in the romantic drama film The Notebook, a film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name, directed by Nick Cassavetes.
He is a co-owner of Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.In 2002, he told the Vancouver Sun that he initially enjoyed working on the show, but began to care too much about the series, so it was no longer fun for him.He wanted to spend more time sitting with and devising a character as well as play a variety of roles, so he chose to enter film and not accept any more television work.Following a three-year absence from the big screen, Gosling starred in five movies in 20. 2011 saw Gosling expand his horizons by appearing in three diverse, high-profile roles.He co-starred in his first comedic role in the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, with Steve Carell and Emma Stone.