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Late Night Watch: Gosling Gives Conan His Satin Scorpion Drive Jacket

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 21, 2011 at 7:57AM

On his appearance on Conan last night, Ryan Gosling gave Conan O'Brien a black version of the white satin scorpion jacket he wore in Drive, to the surprised delight of the late night host. The whole clip (posted below) is fantastically freewheeling, but some highlights include:- Conan confronting Gosling about his seemingly ubiquitous presence at Disneyland- Gosling's creative 'cat and mouse' conspiracy theory about Disneyland- Gosling's hope that people dress as his Drive character for Halloween- Gosling on the beginning of his relationship with Nicolas Winding Refn: "How are you going to make a movie called Drive if you can't even drive?"
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On his appearance on Conan last night, Ryan Gosling gave Conan O'Brien a black version of the white satin scorpion jacket he wore in Drive, to the surprised delight of the late night host. The whole clip (posted below) is fantastically freewheeling, but some highlights include:

- Conan confronting Gosling about his seemingly ubiquitous presence at Disneyland
- Gosling's creative 'cat and mouse' conspiracy theory about Disneyland
- Gosling's hope that people dress as his Drive character for Halloween
- Gosling on the beginning of his relationship with Nicolas Winding Refn: "How are you going to make a movie called Drive if you can't even drive?"


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.