Ryan Gosling talks about Thai boxing film Only God Forgives

And denies Oscar snub



Ryan Gosling has shed light on his role in Bangkok-set boxing flick Only God Forgives in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter.

The film sees him reunited with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. At the Hua Hin International Film Festival, Gosling called Bangkok: "Incredible… Ever since I came here I've been dreaming about making a film in Bangkok."

He also spoke about his training routine in preparation for the Muay Thai boxing scenes in the film: "It's sparring basically. They don't really use weights. Nicolas is doing it as well."

Gosling also commented on two recent snubs he's been at the centre of: the 2012 Oscar nominations and People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive poll.

On the former, the actor was asked if he was felt snubbed by the Academy, and he responded with a definitive "No."

Whereas, regarding the Sexiest Man Alive title, he responded with his trademark wit: "I voted for Bradley [Cooper] and I'm glad he won."

Only God Forgives is expected to open later this year.

Do you think Gosling has been snubbed? Talk to us!


    • lagom

      Jan 28th 2012, 12:21

      He has been snubbed by the Oscars and BAFTA. When Drive was nominated for Picture, Director, Supporting Actress and Editing, it's only fair to nominate the main actor no? But then again not everyone does it to get awards attention. I am just happy to know that he's going on with Nic Refn!

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    • joker16

      Jan 28th 2012, 14:50

      He's a real hero and a real human being.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 28th 2012, 18:45

      A hero ?? did he save an old lady from a burning building ?

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    • joker16

      Jan 28th 2012, 22:41

      @Ali You clearly haven't seen Drive.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 29th 2012, 4:10

      I was just teasing.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jan 30th 2012, 17:58

      Ryan Gosling as a Muay Thai kick boxer in Bangkok? not sure however Gosling is in my opinion a fantastic actor and Refn a great director so I shall be eagerly awaiting this one.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 30th 2012, 19:22

      Are Gosling and Refn the new DeNiro and Marty ?

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