All my characters are me. I'm not a good enough actor to become a character. I hear about actors who become the role and I think 'I wonder what that feels like'. Because for me, they're all me. I relate to these characters because aspects of their personality are like me. And I just turn up the parts of myself that are them and turn down the parts that aren't.There you have it. Every character Ryan Gosling portrays is simply a little piece of himself. Lessons to be learnt from this; keep him away from your wife / daughter watch him around mannequins if you want to buy him a drink then get him an Old Fashion he is an awesome builder / mechanic / politician but a terrible husband / teacher / role model Oh, and never lend him your car or piss him off in an elevator.