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Ryan Gosling confused for Reynolds

By The editorial team Published on 26 October 2010

'Half Nelson' actor Ryan Gosling admits fans often ask for his photograph, but are left ''disappointed'' when they notice he's not Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan Gosling always gets mistaken for Ryan Reynolds.
The 'Half Nelson' actor admits he is regularly swamped by fans desperate to take his photograph, but who are then struck by "disappointment" when they notice they've got the movie star hunks confused.
He said: "I get that a lot - and I do think it's because we're both Canadian. I can't tell you how many times people go, 'Are you Ryan?' And I go, 'Yeah'. And they say, 'Can I get a picture?' Then they take the picture and realise, in that moment, that I'm not Ryan Reynolds. I can see the disappointment in their faces."
Despite their similar good looks and blonde hair, Ryan believes the confusion comes from the fact they both grew up in Canada.
While he loved his time there, a bizarre incident with the freezing weather conditions made him decide he wanted to move to America as soon as he was old enough to drive.
He explained to Steve Carrell for Interview magazine: "I loved growing up in Canada. It's a great place to grow up, because - well, at least where I grew up - it's very multicultural. There's also good health care and a good education system. So it's a great place to be from, although, when I was eight, I was walking to school one day and I saw a frozen cat by the side of the road, and I picked it up and hit it against a tree.
"It was frozen solid, almost mid-step. So I thought, 'This isn't right. I'm moving to California as soon as I can drive.' And that's what I did."

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