Plans for his celebration have been kept under wraps, but Gosling will likely be spending the day with his girlfriend Eva Mendes and the couple’s 1-year-old daughter Esmeralda.
The actor’s birthday is a great reason to watch his movies and catch up on the latest Ryan Gosling memes. Read on to learn more about Gosling’s net worth and his personal and professional life.
Ryan Gosling Net Worth: $30 Million
Gosling’s net worth of $30 million is mostly attributed to his 20-year career as an actor. He only earned $1,000 per week for his work in the 2006 film “Half Nelson” — which earned him an Oscar nod — but just one year later his salary skyrocketed to $1 million for the movie “Fractured.” Since then, Gosling has established himself as a household name and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is earning $7 million for the 2016 film “The Nice Guys.”
Acting isn’t the only thing that can be attributed to Gosling’s net worth, however. The actor made his directorial debut with 2014’s “Lost River,” though it received mostly unfavorable reviews. He is also the co-owner of a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. The amount he invested in the eatery and the subsequent profits are unknown.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have been dating since Sept. 2011. They welcomed daughter Esmeralda Amada Gosling on Sept. 12, 2014. The notoriously private couple have been the source of constant engagement rumors, especially since she started wearing a massive emerald ring in June 2015. Gosling and Mendes have yet to comment on the significance of the ring.
Eva Mendes’ net worth is $15 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth. If Mendes and Gosling were to get married, their combined net worth would be $45 million. In April 2014, Mendes sold a Los Angeles property she co-owned with an ex-boyfriend for $1.28 million, indicating she was ready to start the next chapter in her life. It’s unknown if Gosling lives in her current $3.22 million Los Angeles home, though.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone starred together in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Gangster Squad” and will share the screen in the upcoming film “La La Land.” Their strong on-screen chemistry has caused rumors that something between the two might be going on off-screen. Mendes was reportedly jealous when she learned Gosling would be working with Stone on a third movie.
Gosling’s long-time love allegedly believes there’s an attraction between the two and regularly stops by the set of “La La Land” to check up on them. Rumors have swirled that Mendes is planning to break up with Gosling and seek full custody of their daughter Esmeralda.
Ryan Gosling’s Rise to Fame
Gosling got his start in show business in 1993, at the age of 12, as part of “The Mickey Mouse Club” cast. After the show was cancelled in 1995, he appeared on a number of television shows, such as “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Goosebumps” and “Breaker High.” He made his transition to the big screen by scoring the part of a Jewish neo-Nazi in 2001’s “The Believer.”
His first few projects were indie films, including “The Slaughter Rule” and “Murder by Numbers.” In 2004, Gosling starred in “The Notebook” as Noah Calhoun, which catapulted him to mainstream heartthrob status — and he’s remained there ever since.
Top Grossing Ryan Gosling Movies
Gosling’s top 17 movies have earned $747.8 million worldwide. His most successful film to-date is 2011’s “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which brought in $142.85 million, followed by 2004’s “The Notebook” with $115.60 million.
Gosling’s net worth and his box office earnings are about to increase, as his next film “The Big Short” — co-starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell — is scheduled to hit theaters in limited release on December 2015. In 2016, Gosling will star in “The Nice Guys,” “La La Land” and a currently untitled project directed by Terrence Malick. Gosling is also rumored to have the lead role in an upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel.
The Ryan Gosling Meme Phenomenon
Ryan Gosling memes have become almost as famous as his movies. Three of the most notorious memes starring the actor include:
1. “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” Meme
In 2013, Vine star Ryan McHenry created a series of videos called “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal.” The series was based on the extremely serious characters Gosling played in many of his movies, with McHenry holding a spoonful of cereal up to Gosling’s on-screen face.
McHenry was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and died in 2015. In response to his passing, Gosling posted a Vine video of himself successfully eating cereal.
2. “Hey Girl” Meme
Gosling has been associated with the enormously popular “Hey Girl” meme for years, which has him sharing everything from pickup lines to feminist causes. While the public can’t get enough of this Ryan Gosling meme, Gosling claims he’s never actually uttered the words in real life.
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“I understand if you’re in a movie and you say something like ‘I’ll be back,’ you gotta own that,” Gosling told a crowd at a 2015 panel during South by Southwest. “But I never said it.”
3. “Ryan Gosling Disneyland Cats” Meme
In a 2011 interview with Conan O’Brien, Gosling mentioned a rumor that Disney is breeding an army of special commando cats and the Tumblr blog Ryan Gosling Disneyland Cats was born. The blog features a series of memes containing photographs of Disneyland mashed with photos of Gosling and cats.
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