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BOY MEETS DOG
may act opposite Hollywood’s hottest starlets, but his real-life costar is George, his loyal companion of many years. By now, George is famous in his own right, getting a special portrait session with photographer Hama Sanders. “This is my handsome friend George and some actor,” Sanders says.
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LEASH ON LIFE
Following their recent move to New York City, Gosling and George enjoy an al fresco lunch and do some sight-seeing in July.
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SOCK IT TO ME
During a promotional stop for Crazy, Stupid, Love in July, the star brings George along to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The pooch’s red sock covers the hot spot on his foot.
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Excess baggage? As if! The duo have been together for more than 10 years, and it shows. Gosling easily picks up his not-exactly-small dog for an escalator ride at Los Angeles International Airport in June.
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By now, George is a pro at going through security at the airport and even smiles through the checkpoint.
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Budding filmmaker Gosling makes George his star during a walk through Hollywood in 2008.
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TO A TEE
In the spring, George joins Gosling on the set of The Ides of March. Despite a long day of filming, Gosling helps George ring in St. Patrick’s Day with a festive green shirt.
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George later rides shotgun for a trip to Whole Foods. Treat time!
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During a hike in Los Angeles in 2010, the BFFs take a break for a little game of fetch.
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Even a dog could use a massage sometimes! Gosling gives his loyal friend a therapeutic touch in 2008 – looks like it worked!
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George has worn his fur in a Mohawk for a decade. “Ten years ago I shaved a Mohawk just for the summer,” Gosling says. “And then, every time it started to grow out, he turned into a total jerk. And then, I’d shave it back and he’d turn into a nice guy again.”
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APPLE OF HIS EYE
Gosling, filming The Ides of March in Michigan in the spring, describes George as being “more interesting than I am.” During a Late Night with Jimmy Fallon appearance months later, he feeds the pup apple pieces that he bites off himself.
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WALK THE LINE
Gosling cleans up for a July Crazy Stupid Love press junket in New York City, giving George an elegant leather leash to match.
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During a sweater-weather day in Ohio this March, Gosling gets a grip on his buddy.
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After lunch with Gosling and his sister in 2008, George decides to stay an extra minute in the shade – that California sun gets hot!