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TAKE NOTES, GENTLEMEN
While Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are celebrating the birth of their first child, we're also celebrating the anniversary of our love affair with the actor, which began when The Notebook hit theaters 10 years ago on June 25, 2004. Starring opposite Rachel McAdams, he cemented his heartthrob status and reminded us why rainy days aren't so bad, after all. Oh, Ryan, you said it best: "It wasn't over. It still isn't over." Also, if you're a bird, we are all birds.
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HAIR HE IS!
How to comb your hair like Gosling: just one hand, all fingers, glancing in the opposite direction and making one smooth sweeping motion. While the actor was busy working the red carpet at this year's Cannes Film Festival, we were busy analyzing the James Dean-esque way he combed his hair.
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TIME TO SHINE
Why are you reading this caption? Look over to your left – there's a photo of Gosling with the most adorably crooked smile. Oh, yeah, he even smiles better than all other humans. See it? You're welcome!
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"You look like you're Photoshopped!" costar Emma Stone cries in this Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) scene – and we swear we didn't retouch this photo either!
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DRESS THE PART
When Gosling stares deep into our eyes while nonchalantly wearing a tux – "Oh, this old thing?" – we begin to daydream and imagine it was really us he was talking to in Crazy, Stupid, Love when he said: "Me sitting over there for the past two hours not being able to take my eyes off of you is a fact. I find you very attractive. Do you find me attractive?"
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ISN'T HE STRUM-THING?
Hey, Ryan, think you could serenade us when you get a minute? Gosling (a.k.a. Baby Goose, his music nom de disque) shows off his bass skills and love song-worthy smile as he performs with his band, Dead Man's Bones.
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MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Our love for Mr. Gosling is fur-ever, clearly – and we're going to assume his four-legged friend, George, agrees.
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GOOD TO GO
Who needs sunglasses when squinting your eyes from the sun makes you look even dreamier than normal? Only Gosling makes going to lunch look like a Milan Fashion Week runway.
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We'll let your mind run wild while you engage in this blinking contest with Gosling. Ready, set – go!
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DRINK YOU IN
We can't quite quench our thirst for all things Gosling.