Thompson on Hollywood

Ryan Gosling is busy--making movies, promoting movies, saving lives--but he spent some quality time with Vulture and it resulted in a quote-worthy conversation. He talks about working in wet pants with George Clooney, Nicolas Winding Refn having a thing for his mom, politics, Los Angeles and more. (You can see Gosling in Drive this weekend.)

Why so busy? He sees things differently now than he did a few years ago. "Drive was just an idea. I never would have done that film had REO Speedwagon not come on the radio. I feel like the circumstances are dictating what I do now, as opposed to me dictating them. You know, something happened in that car." He talks about that fateful car ride in our interview below:

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