‘The Notebook’ Star Ryan Gosling Tried to Convince the Director He Was Wrong for His Now Iconic Role

The notebook is a signature film in a Ryan Gosling film. Since the romance of 2004, he has made other romantic films like Crafty silly love and La La Land. In 2004, The notebook the first, and Gosling did not think it was right for him.

The Ryan Gosling notebook
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At the 2004 press release for The notebook, Gosling spoke to reporters about his questions. He also shared how he was sure to make the film anyway.

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Gosling remembered hearing about Noah’s career. In retaliation, Noah romances Allie (Rachel McAdams) as Duke (James Garner) reading their story to a woman (Gena Rowlands) today.

“So Rachel sort of came in at the end and she was like the only one who said when we asked if she had questions that she didn’t,” Gosling continued. “We said, ‘Do you know this girl?’ She said yes. We said, ‘Do you want to talk about it,’ and she said, ‘No. Just wait to do it. ‘We were like,’ Whoa, ‘and she put the tears off her face and left. We said, ‘Okay, the film is there. This is her film. ‘”

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