Ryan Gosling Reveals His Favorite Action Movie Star

Ryan Gosling reveals who his favorite action movie star was growing up, calling the actor a great performer with incredible characters.

The gray man Star Ryan Gosling says his favorite action movie star growing up was Sylvester Stallone. Having created both the Rocky and Rambo franchises, Stallone has been a staple of Hollywood ever since, starring in several action films throughout his long career. Stallone was at the pinnacle of the action genre throughout the 80s and 90s, starring in films like Cobra, Over The Top, Tango & Cash, Demolition Man, and thrilleras well as several sequels to Rocky and Rambo. The prolific writer, director and actor revived the genre he helped create with the 2010s The Expendableswhich already has two sequels with The Consumables 4 on my way.


Gosling took a more independent cinematic path with her career, making a name for herself early on in projects like The Notebook, Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, and crazy and stupid love. However, the actor began experimenting with more action-oriented fare with films like the critically acclaimed film Drive, Gangster Squad, The Nice Guys, and Blade runner 2049. He makes his biggest leap yet in the genre with the Russo Brothers directed The gray man, a $200 million action movie that debuts on Netflix on July 22.

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Talk to MTV News, Gosling was asked who his favorite action star was growing up, which he said was none other than Stallone. After briefly mentioning the work of Jean-Claude Van Damme blood sport As his first theatrical movie as a kid, the actor shifted gears when he was ready with his favorite, saying Stallone was not only a good action star, but a good actor as well. Gosling even reflects, saying he misses Stallone’s days atop the movie charts. Read his full comment below:

“I think, look, Stallone. Stallone. He’s such a good actor. So you got action, but you got these amazing characters at the center. It felt like it was a beautiful marriage. I miss those days.”

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Gosling saying he “Miss[es] these days” is understandable, as Stallone went through a slump in the early 2000s. However, the actor has since bounced back with a diverse batch of projects, including sequels to Rambo and appearances in Rocky spin-off franchise, Creed. The actor also appeared in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and voiced King Shark in The Suicide Squad. He will then be seen in The Expendables 4, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Prime Video Samaritanand her very first television role with Taylor Sheridan’s king of tulsa. The actor walked away from the rocky/belief franchise, but has recently started pushing to get some of his rights back for Rockysaying he has none even after creating the character and starring in/directing multiple sequels.

It’s always interesting to hear what influenced the cast early on, as it’s often similar to what influenced other fans growing up. Stallone was box office king alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme throughout the 80s and 90s, long before superheroes reigned supreme there. Considering that, it’s amusing to hear Gosling’s name drop the actor without hesitation as his action guy of the day. With Gosling returning to the genre himself with Netflix The gray manthere could well be potential down the line for a Gosling/Stallone team-up, which would be a great turn of events given this revelation.

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Source: MTV News

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