It’s hard to believe we’ve had perfection living on earth for the last 36 years, but it’s true: On Nov. 12, Ryan Gosling will turn 36 years old. In honour of the Gos’s fabulous birthday and his many years of hotness on the big screen, let’s look at 12 times the Canadian movie star has made us swoon.
1. Obviously, there’s that iconic kiss in The Notebook. As if we’d forget about that.
2. Oh yeah, and then when he and McAdams recreated the kiss when they accepted the Best Kiss award at the MTV Movie Awards. (Eva who?)
3. And we should definitely take a minute to appreciate all of those “Hey, Girl” Gosling memes.
4. And, of course, all of the ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling’ memes made the Internet a better place.
5. When it became clear that even Ryan Gosling can be embarrassed by his fans.
6. And then he (and Russell Crowe) had to actually make a video acknowledging Gosling’s internet fame.
7. Then there’s when Emma Stone voiced all of our thoughts in Crazy Stupid Love.
8. Even covering his body in tattoos in The Place Beyond The Pines couldn’t disguise Gosling’s swoon-worthiness.
9. And each end every quiet, sexual tension-filled moment between Gosling and Carey Mulligan in Drive can make anyone’s heart stop.
10. Heck, even when he was trying to act goofy on Breaker High, we all knew he was a total dreamboat.
11. And in real life, he’s such a huge animal lover, even bringing his dog George on The Tonight Show.
12. So happy 36th birthday, Ryan Gosling. Here’s to another 36 insanely sexy years.