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Ryan Gosling, in a burgundy Ferragamo custom made tuxedo suit and Nicolas Winding Refn attend 'The 64th Cannes Film Festival 2011' Awards Ceremony (also the 'Closing Ceremony')on behalf of their 'In Competition' film 'Drive' which is up for the prestigious 'Palme d'Or' Award on Sunday 22nd May 2011.

NICOLAS WINDING REFN WON THE 'BEST DIRECTOR' CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AWARD FOR 'DRIVE'!!!! (A popular choice, Nicolas was cheered in the press room and gave a funny acceptance speech.)

LA TIMES:



Nicolas Winding Refn, left, chosen best director for "Drive," with star Ryan Gosling. (Patricia Williams / For The Times)

By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic

The best-director winner, Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn, won for the neo-noir "Drive," set in Los Angeles and starring Ryan Gosling as an emotionless wheelman who lives to drive — movie stunts by day, robberies by night — and makes a rare stab at human connection with fetching neighbor Carey Mulligan.

The confident Refn thanked the jury "for your good taste in giving me the prize," thanked his mother, "who my whole life said I was a genius," and finally emotionally thanked his wife, Liv, saying, "You are the real prize, this is just make-believe. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be alive." "

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-cannes-wrap-20110523,0,704853.story

THR - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER:
"Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director for his automotive thriller Drive starring Ryan Gosling. The director thanked a list of people he’d written on his iPhone. Refn thanked star Gosling who stayed in Cannes to attend the ceremony."

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-winners-tree-life-takes-191021

GUY LODGE:
"By far the most enthusiastically greeted winners in the room were also the ones that gave me the most pleasure. Danish genre stylist Nicolas Winding Refn was a very fresh choice for Best Director; his smashing US car-chase thriller “Drive” would have been my personal choice for the Palme d’Or, though it’s enough of a victory that a fizzy commercial film this far outside the festival’s usual arthouse box took a major award. With any luck, the film’s surprise hit status on the Croisette will encourage festival director Thierry Fremaux to promote more quality genre fare to Competition status in future."

Source: http://incontention.com/2011/05/22/cannes-winners-on-the-way/

ANNE THOMPSON:
"Nicolas Winding Refn’s career as a global director gets a prestige boost from his best director win—but in fact the movie itself will catapult him into contention for bigger budgets and assignments in Hollywood. He could be the next brainy Euro-indie, like Chris Nolan. And if Drive proves a box office hit, it also pushes Ryan Gosling into another category now, as a global action star on the order of a Steve McQueen, which Hollywood has been sadly missing. Gosling has it all: sex appeal, acting chops, and danger. The perfect star cocktail. Here’s my video interview with Gosling. Now Refn wants to do Drive 2 as “a real Hollywood movie” with Gosling as one of two drivers after his next film in Thailand with Luke Evans and Kristin Scott Thomas. Summit and Film District are looking forward to a hit with Drive and is very happy they did."

Source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/05/22/cannes_winners_and_losers_malick_pitt_von_trier_dunst_dujardin_weinsteins/

DEADLINE:
"Drive's Best Director winner Nicholas Winding Refn thanked a number of people including one person for turning him on to "Russian oil money" so he could make his film in L.A. He and Ryan Gosling , who was with him at the ceremony and afterwards at the news conference plan to reteam on a "big Hollywood film" for Warner Bros and Joel Silver, a remake of Logan's Run. At a lunch yesterday both talked to me about it but Gosling said it was just in delvelopment so far and Refn said it has to take the original story and go way into the future now. Both are a mutual admiration society. Drive opens September 16 according to Bob Berney who runs Film District which is distributing. He has high awards hopes elsewhere and agreed with me that Albert Brooks' startling turn as a slimy villain could net him an Oscar nomination. Asked about a Drive 2 sequel, Refn jokingly said it "should have two drivers instead of just one". Next up for Refn is a film shooting in Bangkok and Gosling is reteaming with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance."

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/cannes-hammond-analysis-jury-explains-their-vote-winners-talk/

Possible 'Drive' Sequel:

[TWITTER] @indiewire : " Nicolas Winding Refn: We've began to discuss the concept of DRIVE 2. The idea would be that this time there would be...two drivers. #Cannes "

Awards Winners:

Palme d’Or: “The Tree of Life”
Grand Prix: (tie) “The Kid With a Bike” and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn, “Drive”
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia”
Best Screenplay: “Footnote,” Joseph Cedar
Prix du Jury: “Polisse,” Maïwenn

[TWITTER] @GuyLodge : " So is Ryan Gosling, following up Friday's awesome royal-blue tux with an even more awesome burgundy version. He's kind of become my hero. "

[TWITTER] @GuyLodge : " So, from what I can gather, THE ARTIST, POLISSE, DRIVE and FOOTNOTE are all winning something. "

[TWITTER] @GuyLodge : " Since a number of you have just asked me, I'd have given the Palme to DRIVE, but would've been equally happy with MELANCHOLIA or KEVIN. Or THE ARTIST, or even ANATOLIA, which has been growing on me. It was a very strong Competition slate. "

[TWITTER] @GuyLodge : " My five Cannes favourites, in alphabetical order: Drive, ELENA, MARTHA MAY MARCY MARLENE, MELANCHOLIA, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. "

[TWITTER] @OnTheCroisette : " People are actually clapping in the room when Ryan Gosling appears on the big screen. "

['THE GUARDIAN' LIVE BLOG] : " 5.38pm: Drive. Nicolas Winding Refn's super-violent thriller starring Ryan Gosling got a rapturous reception with a crowd evidently in the mood for a spot of high-octane, top-gloss entertainment. But the Palme d'Or? Really? It'd certainly be popular ... and In Contention's Guy Lodge has tipped it for the big 'un. "

"6.41pm: Best director: Nicolas Winding Refn! Very popular. And, ahem, predicted."

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2011/may/22/cannes-live-blog-results

Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn - 'The 64th Cannes Film Festival 2011' - Red Carpet: Closing/Awards Ceremony/'Les Bien Aimes' Premiere - 22/05/2011



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Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn - 'The 64th Cannes Film Festival 2011' - Palm d'Or Winners Photocall - 22/05/2011



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Palme d’Or Winners Dinner:


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MIXED:


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Guy Lodge made predictions about this years Cannes Award ceremony:

"CANNES: What will win… and what should
by Guy Lodge

It’s a funny thing. For 10 days at Cannes, the Croisette hums with stimulating discussion and debate about movies; for the final two, all that chatter dissolves into a single blunt question: “What will win the Palme d’Or?” It’s a little like the Oscars, except without the initial stage of stimulating discussion and debate about movies. Let’s do it.

On the one hand, I kind of want the beautiful, punishing 160-minute anti-procedural epic of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” to win, since there’s £140 waiting for me in London if it does. (Gamble responsibly, kids.) On the other, I can make more convincing cases for a number of titles. Unlike last year, when it was easy to single out “Uncle Boonmee” and “Of Gods and Men” for the top two spots, this year’s lineup has been higher in terms of median quality, as well as more contentious — which allows for a wider range of hypothetical jury-room arguments.

I’m tempted to discount the two most media-friendly titles immediately: I’ve always maintained that “The Tree of Life” is a Palme-or-nothing proposition, and rumors I’ve heard that Olivier Assayas is the film’s lone champion on the jury have me leaning towards “nothing.” As for “Melancholia,” I’d count on a firebrand jury head in the Isabelle Huppert mold to aggravate Cannes brass by handing it a major award, but I’m not sure Team De Niro is that rebellious. Of the well-received remains, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is probably too styled for the top prize, “The Skin I Live In” perhaps needed to be a more personal statement on its director’s part, and I’m not sure anyone is desperate to see the Dardennes win a record-breaking third Palme, even if almost everyone likes their film.

That brings me to one consensus favorite and two crowd-pleasing wild cards. All signs point to bookies’ favorite “Le Havre” taking the gold: a beloved director (Aki Kaurismaki) who has served his Cannes time, a well-liked, warm-blooded film, and an uncontroversial option for a jury some perceive as being a little soft. Still, in recent years, the logical frontrunner has often wound up with the Grand Prix, while the top prize goes to more of a statement piece.

“The Artist” would be a roundly popular choice, given that it’s both a fleet-footed entertainment and valentine to cinema itself, though some might think it gimmicky; “Drive” is no less a pastiche film, but the cult-status-bound actioner has been the late-breaking story of the fest, and is sufficiently distinct from everything else in Competition that it could just emerge as a hip compromise choice if the jury is split over other, weightier titles. I can scarcely believe I’m doing this, but I’m going to take a crazy punt on this year’s notably glam-chic jury seeing a bit of themselves in the reflective surfaces of Nicolas Winding Refn’s beautiful B-movie.

It’s likely a case of juggling titles I’ve already mentioned for the consolation prizes, though some stick out as more obvious contenders in certain races: the aforementioned “Kevin,” for example, as such an aggressively helmed film that I can visualize Lynne Ramsay taking Best Director (also as something of a pat on the back after nine years on the benches) more vividly than a less clearly defined Jury Prize. (I can’t shake the feeling that one of the four women directors in the bunch will take a prize to validate the record female presence in Competition, and none of the other three have generated much buzz. I’d like Maiwenn’s chances more if another French thesp-turned-director, Mathieu Amalric, hadn’t been honored only last year.)

If Ramsay’s film does take one of the big prizes, that could affect the chances of de facto Best Actress favorite Tilda Swinton. Many are calling this an automatic get for her, but competition exists: Emily Browning could be rewarded for her supposed daring (and, secondarily, her very fine performance) in the otherwise frostily received “Sleeping Beauty,” while a prize for Cécile De France would be an easy, if not particularly inspiring, way to rewarded the Dardennes’ film, should it have sizeable jury support.

The idea that’s been gnawing away at me for the past two days, however, is that the category presents the ideal compromise solution to the Von Trier problem, should the jury disagree with the festival’s much-derided blacklisting of the director: a Best Actress award for Kirsten Dunst (perhaps in tandem with equally weighted co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg) would be a way to show solidarity without actually having to reward the director.

The Best Actor race is less fraught with drama, if rather more competitive: as many as 10 names are viably in play here, from the relatively obscure (the co-leads of talky Israeli dramedy “Footnote”) to the celestial (Antonio Banderas, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt — take your pick). Rewarding 11 year-old non-pro Thomas Doret (“The Kid With a Bike”) is the kind of move juries frequently think is a lot more original than it really is, but they also have an opportunity to rubber-stamp a genuine future star in the form of “The Artist”‘s magnetic lead Jean Dujardin.

Revered veteran Michel Piccoli is the saving grace of Nanni Moretti’s drab “Habemus Papam,” but I’m guessing the jury will sympathize with little-known Austrian Michael Futih for his heavily underlined “bravery” in playing a reprehensible child molester — and getting his junk out. Festival juries can be as bait-prone as Oscar voters; the bait just takes very different forms.

And with that, here’s my final breakdown (with the caveat that I’m only seeing “Le Havre” tomorrow afternoon):

SHOULD WIN

Palme d’Or: “Drive,” Nicolas Winding Refn
Grand Prix du Jury: “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Lynne Ramsay
Prix du Jury: “Sleeping Beauty,” Julia Leigh
Best Director: “Melancholia,” Lars von Trier
Best Screenplay: “The Artist,” Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Melancholia”
Technical Grand Prix: “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia,” Gökhan Tiryaki (cinematographer)

WILL WIN

Palme d’Or: “Drive,” Nicolas Winding Refn
Grand Prix du Jury: “Le Havre,” Aki Kaurismäki
Prix du Jury: “This Must Be the Place,” Paolo Sorrentino
Best Director: “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Lynne Ramsay
Best Screenplay: “The Artist,” Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor: Michael Futih, “Michael”
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Melancholia”
Technical Grand Prix: (if awarded this year) “The Tree of Life,” Emmanuel Lubezki"

Source: http://incontention.com/2011/05/21/cannes-what-will-win-and-what-should-2/
Ryan Gosling wearing a Ferragamo custom made tuxedo attends the '64th Cannes Film Festival' 2011 'Drive' Premiere/Red Carpet in a dashing royal blue tuxedo, on Friday 20th May 2011.

[TWITTER] @akstanwyck : " #cannes gosling is wearing smart royal blue tuxedo; he wanted refn winding to direct drive. Mulligan is off-bway, adaptation of through a glass darkly."

Source: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/aj8iaa

[TWITTER] @OnTheCroisette : " Jude right before DRIVE. He did react a lot 'physically' throughout the screening. So did Uma. Electric standing ovation. yfrog.com/gyzh7bnj "

(Actors Jude Law and Uma Thurman are two of the Cannes 2011 jurors whose job it is to watch all the 'In Competition' film at the festival and decide on a prize winner. They both saw the film 'Drive' the night of the Premiere 20/05/2011, the other jurors watched it before them.)

[TWITTER] @philipstribune : " Sense that "Drive" (unblinking Ryan Gosling as stunt driver/existential L.A. loner/revenge machine) has the #Cannes edge for the Palme. "

[TWITTER] @GuyLodge : " I would like to register my profound disappointment that DRIVE didn't take the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. #Cannes "

'Drive' ('In Competition') is one of the best rated films at 'The 64th Cannes Film Festival' 2011, three critics awarded it full 'excellent', perfect '4 stars out of 4' marks.. See the grid with other films and the critic's scores (including the averages) below:

ION CINEMA:

"2011 Cannes Critics' Panel: Day 10 - Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive
by Eric Lavallee
Source: Various Critics

I remember when they announced the titles for this year's Main Competition and being baffled/puzzled by the inclusion of Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. Yesterday we found out why it was deserving selection alongside the 19 other competing titles. Starring a soft/angry Ryan Gosling, this is a genre mixer with references/homages to Bullit, Michael Mann's nocturnal cityscapes and it embodies the viciousness of Cannes' winner Oldboy. A film that will won't work for some, but for others this is a game changer -- three folks gave this a perfect score. This is a cult classic and TIFF will fight hard to get the North American premiere for this title. Here is the grid folks. "



Source: http://networkedblogs.com/i9llZ



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DEADLINE:

"CANNES: DRIVE
By PETE HAMMOND

As the festival winds down to just a handful of unseen competition entries Thurman should have no problem catching up. In addition to Friday's 7:30 PM official screening of This Must Be The Place, there was a second feature at 10:30 PM for the premiere of the eagerly awaited (at least by me) contemporary LA-set noir, Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and Albert Brooks in a change of pace villainous kind of role. Neither of the latter walked the red carpet (Mulligan is in a play Through A Glass Darkly in New York) leaving the heavy paparazzi lifting to Gosling who does a Steve McQueen cooler-than-cool star turn as a take-no-prisoners stunt driver by day and getaway driver for the criminal underworld by night. It's all reminiscent of a 1960's flick like Bullitt, but the director keeps it artier than that and this is one that could work for discriminating and mass audiences if Bob Berney's FilmDistrict gets it right when it releases in September. Certainly the Black Tie crowd at the Lumiere ate it up, frequently interrupting the action for spontaneous applause and then giving one of the biggest ovations of the fest so far -- clocked at nearly 15 minutes if you include the credit roll. With so much time to soak up the love, Refn started to entertain the crowd by kissing Gosling full on the lips, twice.

I saw Fest Director Thierry Fremaux at the top of the Palais steps before the movie and told him I thought this has been, quality-wise, one of the best Cannes lineups in recent years. He told me some have said to him it is the "best in 30 years". He remained discreetly quiet when I suggested that Lars von Trier has been the only bump in the otherwise smooth road of this Cannes."

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/cannes-sean-goes-glam-uma-goes-awol-sarkozy-film-sold-to-u-s/

TOTAL FILM:

"10 Films That Could Win The Palme d'Or
The best of the fest...
By Dan Goodswen

Drive

dir. Nicholas Winding Refn

The Film: A part-time stuntman makes extra money as a getaway driver, but finds himself turning protector when he gets involved with a young mother.

Why It Should Win: The nearest thing to a crowd pleaser at this year's festival, Drive had them whooping, cheering and clapping in the aisles.

Nowhere near as weighty as the rest of the competition slate, the jury may still find room to reward Refn's stylish direction, or emerging Cannes stalwart Gosling's cool transition into stone cold killer.

With nods to both Walter Hill's Driver and Michael Mann's Thief, Drive is a retrofit crime thriller not lacking in style nor substance, but it deserves the Palme d'Or for the electronic score alone.

Standout Scene: Gosling's wheelman springs into action after a heist, pulling some audacious moves to out run a vehicle in pursuit. The boy can drive..."

Source: http://www.totalfilm.com/features/10-films-that-could-win-the-palme-d-or/drive-2#content

Ryan Gosling partied with the likes of Bar Rafaeli, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster and Paul Haggis on Paul Allen's boat during 'The 64th Cannes Film Festival' 2011:

"Paul Allen Throws Brazilian-Themed Party On Octopus Yacht

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen was spotted partying in style at the Cannes Film Festival aboard his mega-yacht, the 413-foot Octopus, reports the New York Post.

The Post writes that a slew of celebrities were present at the party, which reportedly had a Brazilian theme: "Bar Refaeli, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Paul Haggis and Ryan Gosling were offered caipirinhas and Brazilian food." Allen even performed for his guests, "playing guitar and jamming with his band."

"Yacht eclipsed
Allen recently released a controversial memoir, Idea Man, that recounts his career in the technology industry, as well as his clashes with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Read more about Allen's revelations in Idea Man here."

Paul Allen's annual Cannes Film Festival shindig on his yacht had a Brazilian theme. Guests including Bar Refaeli, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Paul Haggis and Ryan Gosling were offered caipirinhas and Brazilian food.

Spies tell us the Microsoft co-founder entertained his guests Tuesday night by playing guitar and jamming with his band. But for once, Allen's yacht wasn't the biggest boat in the bay, sources tell us -- his 413-foot Octopus was out- stretched by Roman Abramovich's 536-foot Eclipse."

Source: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/yacht_eclipsed_cGsJKQaZRNevt6Zp0k0QdL
The Cannes Film Festival line-up for 2011 was announced today. Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan's new film 'Drive' is part of the festival and in 'competition for the Palme D'Or'. Ryan and Carey were both at the festival last year too (RG for 'Blue Valentine' and CM for 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). Congratulations to them both. The great line-up is full of very promising upcoming films, which means there will be plenty of A-List stars in Cannes, France this year. The 64th annual Festival de Cannes starts of 11th May 2011.

(The Hollywood Reporter)
"Helmer Nicolas Winding Refn will join Malick to present his first film Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, in the film about a stunt driver moonlighting as a criminal getaway driver that hits stateside theaters in September."

(The Playlist)
"Pretty damn good, really. The big news is that, as widely expected, Terrence Malick‘s “The Tree of Life” will be premiering at the festival, although more surprising is that it’ll actually be in competition—the first time that the director’s been in competition for the Palme D’Or. The biggest surprise is probably the presence of Nicholas Winding Refn‘s minimalist crime thriller “Drive,” which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks—a film that’s easily been one of our most anticipated of the year, and our excitement’s only increased with the news."

(Deadline)
"Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, is the surprise inclusion in this year’s list of major films playing in Cannes, announced this morning in Paris. As expected, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life will play In Competition, vying with other festival-favorite directors including Pedro Almodovar, Aki Kaurismaki, Takashi Miike, Nanni Moretti, Lynne Ramsay, Nicolas Winding Refn and Lars von Trier. Malick's Days Of Heaven played In Competition in Cannes in 1979, winning best director.
This year’s list promises a much livelier event than last year’s, which left critics bored with the selection. And you can expect plenty of star wattage at next month’s festival –- something lacking last year – assuming, that is, all the stars show up: Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life); Sean Penn (This Must Be the Place); Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Keith Richards (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides); Ryan Gosling (Drive); Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In); and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin). But perhaps Carla Bruni, the ex-supermodel wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, will upstage them all as she shreds flashbulbs on the Palais red carpet for Woody's latest, the opening-night film Midnight In Paris."

(Vanity Fair)
"Also nipping at Malick's heels will be Danish wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, who made Tom Hardy a star in Bronson. He'll be competing with his latest film, Drive, an exciting drama that stars Ryan Gosling as an L.A. getaway driver weaving his way through the city's underworld. All in all, it looks as if this year's offerings will guarantee a traffic jam on the red carpet."



Source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thelostboy/archives/still_of_ryan_gosling_in_cannes_bound_drive/

(ThePlaylist)



"Cannes is basically Comic Con for movie nerds and so in the coming weeks, we’ll be treating each image or morsel of info of the films playing there with the same weight as new toys for “Transformers” or covers for limited edition runs of Captain America that more genre oriented sites might do.

Easily one of our most anticipated titles in a great year that’s lining up on the Croisette, we finally have our first official look at Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Based on the novel by James Sallis, Refn’s reportedly lean and mean film follows a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver-for-hire and gets mixed up with dangerous dudes. Sounds great and with this supporting cast—Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac—we can’t wait to see what kind of spin Refn puts on the material. Check out a larger version of the picture and synopsis. The film hits theaters on September 16th.

DRIVE is the highly anticipated independent feature with Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Bronson,” “Valhalla Rising”) in the driver’s seat. Filmed in and around Los Angeles, the crime drama stars Academy Award® Nominees Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “The Notebook”) and Carey Mulligan (“An Education,” “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”). Academy Award® Nominee Hossein Amini (“Wings Of The Dove”) adapted the script from the James Sallis’ novel of the same name.
Adding to the compelling mix of talent are three-time Emmy® Award Winner Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Golden Globe® Winner Ron Perlman (“Sons Of Anarchy”), Emmy® Nominee Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Oscar Isaac (“Body Of Lies,” “Robin Hood”) and Academy Award® Nominee Albert Brooks (“Taxi Driver”, “Broadcast News”).
“Drive” is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day (Ryan Gosling), a loner by nature, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan). When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best—Drive!"

Source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/first_official_look_at_ryan_gosling_in_nicolas_winding_refns_cannes_bound/



The Hollywood Reporter:

"Cannes Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup
by Rebecca Leffler

The red carpet will be busy at the 64th annual Festival de Cannes thanks to an all-star Competition roster of veteran directors, plus a Hollywood flurry of premieres and a high-profile jury.

PARIS -- Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life will join a host of international titles when the 64th annual Festival de Cannes goes back to its roots with films from fest vets including The Dardenne brothers, Pedro Almodovar, Lars Von Trier and Nanni Moretti plus high-profile out-of-competition titles promising red carpets burning with A-list Hollywood talent.

After more than a year of waiting, fest artistic director Thierry Fremaux finally got to plant Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life at the famous festival. The film’s director and stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn are expected to make Croisette cameos, with Penn set for red carpet double duty in Paolo Sorrentino’s English-language Italian title This Must Be the Place.

Helmer Nicolas Winding Refn will join Malick to present his first film Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, in the film about a stunt driver moonlighting as a criminal getaway driver that hits stateside theaters in September.

While the Competition is light on U.S. helmers, stars and stripes will be flying throughout the 10-day film fete thanks to a Robert De Niro-led VIP jury and high-profile out-of-competition premieres including Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides, Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, Sarkozy biopic The Conquest and Woody Allen’s fest opener Midnight in Paris.

The selection features 49 feature films from 33 different countries including 44 world premieres and a 19-film strong Competition.

Robert De Niro’s Jury will be announced next week according to Fremaux.

“Great filmmakers make great films and the Festival de Cannes welcomes them with open arms,” Fremaux said at the press conference before announcing the Competition.

While rumored to not be finished in time, Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In will indeed inhabit the Competition lineup. Fremaux pointed out that the premiere marks the first time an Almodovar film will screen first in Cannes before it premieres in the director’s home country Spain. Sony Classics will release the title stateside in November.

Italian director Nanni Moretti will host a premiere for Habemus Papam starring Michel Piccoli as a Pope struggling with his responsibilities.

From the U.K., cinephiles are already talking about Lynne Ramsay’s highly anticipated We Need to Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly.

Japanese helmer Naomi Kawase will head to town with her fifth feature Hanezu no Tsuki. Fellow Japanese helmer Takashi Miike will premiere his Hara-Ki: Death of a Samurai.

From the typically underrepresented country of Israel, Joseph Cedar will premiere his Footnote about two competing professors.

Prolific, Paris-based director Radu Mihaileanu will represent his native Romania with La Source des Femmes with rising French starlettes Hafsia Herzi and Leila Bekhti. “I’m very happy – Arab women will walk up the red carpet steps in Cannes. May the light shine on them!” Mihaileanu said in an interview just after hearing the news.

Filmmaking duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will premiere their latest title The Kid with a Bike starring Cecile de France and Dardenne regular Jeremie Renier.

Maiwenn will showcase her third feature Polisse starring French rap star Joey Starr alongside Karine Viard, Marina Fois and Nicolas Duvauchelle in the film about the child protection unit of the French police force.

Bruno Dumont’s The Empire set in Northern France stars David Dewaele as a loner combating evil in a small village.

Finnish helmer Aki Kaurismaki will screen his second French-language title Le Havre following its release in his native Finland.

From Oz, Julia Leigh will screen erotic fairytale Sleeping Beauty starring Emily Browning.

German helmer Markus Schleinzer will introduce the word to Michael.

Bertrand Bonello will bring audiences to a French brothel with House of Tolerance starring Noemie Lvovsky as a disfigured prostitute marked with a tragic smile.

Alain Cavalier will screen Pater starring Vincent Lindon.

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will premiere his Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. France showed its love for the filmmaker on Wednesday with a prestigious French Order of Arts and Letters title. Ceylan was named best director in Cannes in 2009 for Three Monkeys after winning the Grand Jury Prize in 2003 for Uzak.

Fremaux and co have made sure to add some Hollywood-infused flavor to the mix.

As previously announced, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris will open the fest on May 11 and the title’s VIP cast Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody promise Midnight madness on the Croisette to kick off the festivities.

And ho, ho, it’s a pirates life for Cannes with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides set for a gala premiere on May 14 with huge red carpet potential including stars Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Jodie Foster will premiere her Mel Gibson-starrer The Beaver. Xavier Durringer’s The Conquest, about president Nicolas Sarkozy’s rise to power will also screen out of Competition and promises to be a politically charged and likely controversial screening. The film stars actor Denis Podalydes in the presidential role opposite Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Samuel Labarthe, Hippolyte Girardot, Dominique Besnehard and Gregory Fitoussi.

Michel Hazanavicius, the director behind the OSS117 “French James Bond” franchise, will screen his black and white silent comedy The Artist featuring an international cast of John Goodman, James Cromwell and Berenice Bejo.

This year’s Un Certain Regard lineup features a VIP selection of titles. Sean Durkin will represent the U.S. with his first film Martha Marcy May Marlene that screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Bruno Dumont is ready to deliver his sixth film The Empire, which is set in the Pas-de-Calais region in the northernmost part of France. David Dewaele plays a mysterious man who lives in the dunes and combats evil in a small village community.

Asian titles are strong in the category. From Singapore, Eric Khoo’s Tatsumi will vie against Korean titles Kim Ki-Duk’s Arirang, Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea and Hong Sang-soo’s The Day He Arrives.

Cannes vet Robert Guedeguian will be back in sunny Cannes with The Snows of Kilimanjaro starring the director’s familiar faces Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Ariane Ascaride. Pierre Schoeller will screen The Exercise of State.

Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st will compete against Australia’s Ivan Sen with Toomelah, South Africa’s Oliver Hermanus with Skoonheid, Brazil’s Juliana Rojas with Travailler Fatigue, Mexico’s Gerardo Naranjo with Miss Bala, Russia’s Bakur Bakuradze with The Hunter, Romania’s Catalin Mitulescu’s Loverboy, Lebanon’s Et Maintenant on va ou?Germany’s Andreas Dresen with Halt auf freier Strecke, and Cristian Jimenez’ Bonsai.

Juries and last-minute additions will be announced in the coming days. The Festival de Cannes runs May 11 – 22.

OPENING FILM
"Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen

COMPETITION
"Drive," Nicolas Winding Refn
"Footnote," Josef Cedar
"Hanezu no Tsuki," Naomi Kawase
"Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai," Takashi Miike
"The Kid With a Bike," Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
"L'apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)," Bertrand Bonello
"Le Havre," Aki Kaurismaki
"Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," Nuri Bilge Ceylan
"Melancholia," Lars von Trier
"Michael," Markus Schleinzer
"Pater," Alain Cavalier
"Polisse," Maiwenn
"The Skin That I Inhabit," Pedro Almodovar
"Sleeping Beauty," Julia Leigh
"La Source des femmes," Radu Mihaileanu
"This Must Be the Place," Paolo Sorrentino
"The Tree of Life," Terrence Malick
"We Have a Pope," Nanni Moretti
"We Need to Talk About Kevin," Lynne Ramsay
UN CERTAIN REGARD
"Arirang," Kim Ki-duk
"Bonsai," Cristian Jimenez
"The Day He Arrives," Hong Sang-soo
"Et maintenant on va ou?," Nadine Labaki
"Halt auf freier Strecke," Andreas Dresen
"Hors Satan," Bruno Dumont
"The Hunter," Bakur Bakuradze
"Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro," Robert Guediguian
"L'exercisce de l'etat," Pierre Schoeller
"Loverboy," Catalin Mitulescu
"Martha Marcy May Marlene," Sean Durkin
"Miss Bala," Gerardo Naranjo
"Restless," U.S., Gus Van Sant
"Oslo, August 31st," Joachim Trier
"Skoonheid," Oliver Hermanus
"Tatsumi," Singapore, Eric Khoo
"Trabalhar cansa," Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
"Toomelah," Ivan Sen
"The Yellow Sea," Na Hong-jin

OUT OF COMPETITION
"The Beaver," Jodie Foster
"The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius
"The Conquest," Xavier Durringer
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Rob Marshall

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
"Wu Xia," Peter Chan Ho-sun
"Dias de gracia," Everardo Gout

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
"Labrador," Frederikke Aspock
"Le maitre des forges de l'enfer," Rithy Panh
"Michel Petrucciani," Michael Radford
"Tous au Larzac," Christian Rouaud "

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-film-festival-unveils-competition-178601

The Playlist:

"‘The Tree Of Life,’ ‘Drive’ & ‘Melancholia’ Head Up Mouth-Watering 2011 Cannes Line-Up

Almodovar, Paolo Sorrentino, Takashi Miike, The Dardenne Brothers & Lynne Ramsay Also In Line-Up; “Pirates 4,” “Kung Fu Panda 2” & “The Beaver” To Play Out Of Competition



This morning brought one of the moments on the calendar that every serious film lover awaits with bated breath: the announcement of the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious on the circuit. Year after year, some of the world’s best directors hold off to debut their new films on the Croisette, and virtually every year brings at least one stone-cold classic—along, of course, with the famous Cannes bombs. With last year’s selection generally deemed to be the weakest in a while, has this year’s batch (the 64th!) turned things around? We’ve heard the rumors for months now, and we knew that Woody Allen‘s latest, “Midnight in Paris,” would be opening the festival on May 11th, but little solid fact otherwise. So—how’s it looking?

Pretty damn good, really. The big news is that, as widely expected, Terrence Malick‘s “The Tree of Life” will be premiering at the festival, although more surprising is that it’ll actually be in competition—the first time that the director’s been in competition for the Palme D’Or. The biggest surprise is probably the presence of Nicholas Winding Refn‘s minimalist crime thriller “Drive,” which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks—a film that’s easily been one of our most anticipated of the year, and our excitement’s only increased with the news.

The main selection also includes a number of high-profile auteurs who were widely expected to be featuring at the festival, most notably Pedro Almodovar‘s latest, the sci-fi/horror tinged “The Skin That I Live In,” which sees the Cannes veteran reunite with Antonio Banderas, Lars Von Trier‘s apocalyptic drama “Melancholia,” former Palme D’Or winners Nanni Moretti and The Dardenne Brothers, with “We Have A Pope” and “The Kid With The Bike” respectively, and Finnish helmer Aki Kaurismaki‘s “Le Havre.”

There’s also the long-awaited return of British director Lynne Ramsay, with her Tilda Swinton-toplining adaptation of “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” along with Paolo Sorrentino‘s off-the-wall “This Must Be The Place,” starring Sean Penn as a bored rock star hunting down a war criminal. Australian first-timer Julia Leigh has the erotic drama “Sleeping Beauty,” starring “Sucker Punch” headliner Emily Browning, in competition, while Naomi Kawase, who won the Grand Prix prize a few years back, returns with “Hanezu no Tsuki,” and there are new films from Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Romania’s Radu Mihaileanu, Takashi Miike and Bertrand Bonello. France has new films from veteran Alain Cavalier and “Pardonnez-Moi” director Maïwenn Le Besco, while Israeli director Joseph Cedar, who picked up an Oscar nomination for “Beaufort” in 2007, returns with “Footnote.”

On the surface, at least, it’s a much, much stronger line-up than last year, although obviously anything could happen. But for the first time in a while, the balance seems to be struck between Hollywood talent who’ll attract press attention (Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Tilda Swinton, Kirsten Dunst), and old Croisette favorites. As in the last few years, we’ll be there bringing you our verdicts on as much as we can squeeze into our schedule.

As for the traditional out-of-competition slots, there’s the usual blockbusters in there, with, as predicted a few days ago, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom” both screening along with, more surprisingly, Jodie Foster‘s “The Beaver.” The Nicolas Sarkozy biopic “La Conquete” will also appear—we premiered the trailer a little while ago, if you missed it.

The Un Certain Regard strand will kick off, as previously announced, with Gus Van Sant‘s teen romance “Restless,” starring Mia Wasikowska, while Sundance favorite “Martha Marcie May Marlene” will also screen. There’s new films from Cătălin Mitulescu, Bruno Dumont and Kim Ki Duk, among others, while the one we’re most excited for is Joachim Trier’s “Oslo, August 31st,” the director’s follow-up to Playlist favorite “Reprise.” The festival kicks off with “Midnight in Paris” on May 11th, and runs until the 22nd.

In Competition:
“The Skin That I Live In” - Pedro Almodovar
“L’Apollonide”” - Betrand Bonello
“Footnote” - Joseph Cedar
“Paterre” - Alain Cavalier
“Once Upon A Time In Anatolia” - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
“The Kid With The Bike” - The Dardenne Brothers
“Le Havre” - Aki Kaurismaki
“Hanezu no Tsuki” - Naomi Kawase
“Sleeping Beauty” - Julia Leigh
“Tree of LIfe” - Terrence Malick
“La Source de Femmes” - Radu Mihaileanu
“Polisse” - Maïwenn Le Besco
“Harakiri” - Takashi Miike
“We Have A Pope” - Nanni Moretti
“Melancholia” - Lars Von Trier
“This Must Be The Place” - Paolo Sorrentino
“Drive” - Nicholas Winding Refn
“We Need To Talk About Kevin” - Lynne Ramsay

Un Certain Regard:
“Restless” - Gus Van Sant
“Martha Marcy May Marlene” - Sean Durkin
“The Hunter” - Bazur Bakuradze”
“Halt auf freier Strecke” - Andreas Dresen
“Skoonheid” - Oliver Hermanus
“Hors Satan” - Bruno Dumont
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro” - Robert Guédiguian
“The Days He Arrives” - Hong Sang-Soo
“Bonsai” - Christian Jimenez
“Tatsumi” - Erik Khoo
“En maintenant, on va ou?” - Nadine Labaki
“Ariang” - Kim Ki Duk
“Loverboy”- Cătălin Mitulescu,
“Toomelah” - Ivan Sen
“Yellow Sea” - Na Hong-Jin,
“Miss Bala” - Gerardo Naranjo,
“L’exercice de l’Etat” - Pierre Schoeller,
“Oslo, August 31st” Joachim Trier
“Travailler fatigue” - Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra

Out of Competition:
“The Beaver” - Jodie Foster
“The Artist” - Michel Hazanavicius
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” - Rob Marshall
“La Conquete” - Xavier Durringer
“Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom Of Doom” - Jennifer Yuh

Special Screenings:
“Labrador” - Frederikke Aspock
“Le maître des forges de l’enfer” - Rithy Panh
“Un documentaire sur Michel Petrucciani” - Michael Radford
“Tous au Larzac” - Christian Rouaud "

Source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/tree_of_life_drive_melancholia_2011_cannes_line_up/

Deadline:
"2011 Cannes Sets Competition Slate As Jodie Foster, Terrence Malick and 'Pirates' Add Starpower
By TIM ADLER



Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, is the surprise inclusion in this year’s list of major films playing in Cannes, announced this morning in Paris. As expected, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life will play In Competition, vying with other festival-favorite directors including Pedro Almodovar, Aki Kaurismaki, Takashi Miike, Nanni Moretti, Lynne Ramsay, Nicolas Winding Refn and Lars von Trier. Malick's Days Of Heaven played In Competition in Cannes in 1979, winning best director. This year’s list promises a much livelier event than last year’s, which left critics bored with the selection. And you can expect plenty of star wattage at next month’s festival –- something lacking last year – assuming, that is, all the stars show up: Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life); Sean Penn (This Must Be the Place); Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Keith Richards (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides); Ryan Gosling (Drive); Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In); and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin). But perhaps Carla Bruni, the ex-supermodel wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, will upstage them all as she shreds flashbulbs on the Palais red carpet for Woody's latest, the opening-night film Midnight In Paris.

Opening Film
Midnight In Paris, dir. Woody Allen (Out of Competition)

Competition
The Skin I Live In, dir. Pedro Almodovar
House of Tolerance (L’apollonide - Souvenirs de la maison close), dir. Bertrand Bonello
Pater, dir. Alain Cavalier
Footnote, dir. Joseph Cedarhttp
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu ), dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Kid With A Bike (Le Gamin Au Velo), dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Le Havre, dir. Aki Kaurismaki
Hanezu No Tsuki, dir. Naomi Kawase
Sleeping Beauty, dir. Julia Leigh
Poliss, dir. Maiwenn
The Tree of Life, dir. Terrence Malick
La Source des Femmes, dir. Radu Mihaileanu
Hara-kiri: Death Of A Samurai, dir. Takashi Miike
We Have a Pope (Habemus Papum), dir. Nanni Moretti
We Need to Talk About Kevin, dir. Lynne Ramsay
Michael, dir. Markus Schleinzer
This Must Be The Place, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Melancholia, dir. Lars Von Trier
Drive, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Out Of Competition
The Conquest, dir. Xavier Durringer
The Beaver, dir. Jodie Foster
The Artist, dir. Michel Hazanavicius
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, dir. Rob Marshall

Un Certain Regard
Restless, dir. Gus Van Sant [opening film]
The Hunter, dir. Bakur Bakuradeze
Halt auf freier Strecke, dir. Andreas Dresen
Hors Satan, dir. Bruno Dumont
Martha Marcy May Marlene, dir. Sean Durkin
The Snows of Kilamanjaro, dir. Robert Guedeguian
Skoonheid, dir. Oliver Hermanus
The Day He Arrives, dir. Hong Sang-soo
Bonsai, dir. Cristian Jimenez
Tatsumi, dir. Eric Koo
Arirang, dir. Kim Ki-duk
Where Do We Go Now?, dir. Nadine Labaki
Loverboy, dir. Catalin Mitulescu
Yellow Sea, dir. Na Hong-jin
Miss Bala, dir. Gerardo Naranjo
Trabalhar Cansa, dirs. Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
L’exercice de l’etat, dir. Pierre Schoeller
Toomelah, dir. Ivan Sen
Oslo, August 31, dir. Joachim Trier

Midnight Screenings
Wu Xia, dir. Chan Peter Ho-Sun
Dias De Gracia, dir. Everardo Gout

Special Screenings
Labrador, dir. Frederikke Aspock
Le Maitre Des Forges De L’Enfer, dir. Rithy Panh
Michel Petrucciani, dir. Michael Radford
Tous Au Larzac, dir. Christian Rouaud "

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/jodie-foster-terrence-malick-and-pirates-set-sail-for-cannes/

Vanity Fair:

"Cannes 2011 Lineup: It's a Glamour Year, Baby
by John Lopez

Perusing the lineup of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival—announced Thursday, and listed in full here—you can see this year's festival should be an all-out, art-house glamour year. It's been no secret that Terrence Malick's highly anticipated The Tree of Life—with Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain—would premiere at the festival. Now, the giddy excitement it's set off in film-snob circles has set the tone for Cannes this year.

Also highly anticipated is Woody Allen's latest film, Midnight in Paris, which is the festival's opening film. Considering it's set in the City of Lights, that Allen is an ironic god in France, and that he cast French First Lady Carla Bruni, it's practically a law that this film should open Cannes. The premiere of Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides rounds out the glamour quotient, guaranteeing that Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz will grace the Croisette with their presences. Surprisingly, Jodie Foster's The Beaver will also screen out of competition, and provide Mel Gibson a shot at a phoenix-like artistic redemption for all his seemingly irredeemable color commentary. In the Un Certain Regard selection, Gus Van Sant's Restless will bow; surprisingly, Sundance's Martha Marcy May Marlene will also screen—its lush visuals and haunting atmosphere delighted us this year in Park City, and our bet is that it may just impress Euro crowds too.

In the competition category, The Tree of Life will be given a run for its money with a heavyweight roster of art-house films. Malick will be going toe to toe with the following Cannes vets: Pedro Almodovar, with his latest, La Piel que Habito (The Skin I Live In); Lars von Trier, with Melancholia; the Dardenne brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc, with Le Gamin au Vélo; Japanese horror guru Takashi Miike, with Ichemel (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai); and Italian comic/communist guru Nanni Moretti, with Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope). Beyond the established maestros, fast-rising art-house hotshot Paolo Sorrentino will show This Must Be the Place, the follow-up to his highly acclaimed Il Divo, which accomplished the near-impossible task of making Italian politics exciting (though not comprehensible). Also nipping at Malick's heels will be Danish wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, who made Tom Hardy a star in Bronson. He'll be competing with his latest film, Drive, an exciting drama that stars Ryan Gosling as an L.A. getaway driver weaving his way through the city's underworld. All in all, it looks as if this year's offerings will guarantee a traffic jam on the red carpet."

Source: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/04/cannes-2011-its-a-glamor-year.html
People Magazine is reporting that Ryan Gosling is now in Cincinnati filming 'The Ides Of March' with the films director, who is also acting in it, George Clooney. People has the details of a cast and crew night out where Ryan, George and Even Rachel Wood watched the Super Bowl together over last weekend. Details below:

"• George Clooney may be filming his new movie The Ides of March in Cincinnati, but that doesn't mean the actor didn't catch the Super Bowl. In fact, he watched it with costars Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood and their crew at BlackFinn Restaurant and Saloon, taking in the game from a private lounge. Clooney ordered a burger and onion rings, while the group ordered one of each dessert on the menu. "He was really nice and down to earth," an onlooker says of the actor, who left a generous tip.

By REAGAN ALEXANDER, MARK GRAY, MELISSA LIEBLING-GOLDBERG and EMILY STROHM"

Source: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20464384,00.html


On Saturday 4th December 30 year old actor Ryan Gosling arrived at LAX airport for a flight out of town. He proceeded to go through the airport security measures including "one of the TSA’s controversial new backscatter machines at a security checkpoint." Straight after this "a TSA employee gave him an additional patdown before clearing him to move to his gate."

Source: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/12/05/ryan-gosling-patdown-at-the-airport/
Airport Picture Source: http://bauergriffinonline.com/(Bauergriffinonline)

On December 2nd Ryan participated in the Press Conference for his soon to be released, critically acclaimed film, 'Blue Valentine'.



'Blue Valentine' Press Conference Picture Source: http://goslingfan.com/2010/12/blue-valentine-press-conference-1202/

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