Happy birthday Ryan Gosling: the handsome actor's career in pictures

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Happy birthday Ryan Gosling: the handsome actor's career in pictures

Ryan has always been a big animal lover, and is pictured here at the "Shannon Elizabeth Launches Animal Avengers Charity" event in 2001.

His dog George is often seen at his side, and even made an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. "He's more interesting than I am, so I just thought it would be helpful," joked Ryan. Photo: © Getty Images