Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the commercially successful romantic drama The Notebook.
His performance as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson (2006) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and his performance as a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl (2007) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and received a second Oscar nomination.
Gosling's band, Dead Man's Bones, released their self-titled debut album and toured North America in 2009.
Also, there have been a lot of recent reports about trouble in their relationship, reportedly due to Ryan’s insistence on getting married and having children and Eva’s apathy towards settling down.
In addition, there have also been several reports about Eva’s domineering nature and how her controlling behavior is slowly driving Ryan away – and back to Rachel. ’s report simply states that after Ryan’s unofficial breakup with Eva, Ryan has slowly been seeing more of Rachel, who also happens to be single right now.
His directorial debut, Lost River, was released to poor reviews in 2014.
Greater success came to Gosling when he starred in two critically acclaimed films–the financial comedy-drama The Big Short (2015) and the musical La La Land (2016).
Cassavetes spoke to VH1 in celebration of the film's 10th anniversary and said that tensions during production in South Carolina reached a tipping point:"Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. And Ryan came to me, and there's 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, 'Nick come here.' And he's doing a scene with Rachel and he says, 'Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me? They reconciled for several months in 2008 before splitting up again for a second time.He has been in a relationship with actress Eva Mendes since 2011, and they have two daughters together.He became particularly close friends with Timberlake and they lived together for six months during the second year of the show.After a three-year acting hiatus, Gosling starred in the marital drama Blue Valentine (2010), earning him a second Golden Globe Award nomination.Gosling co-starred in three mainstream films in 2011–the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, the political drama The Ides of March, and the neo-noir crime thriller Drive–and received two more Golden Globe Award nominations.