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21 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Ryan Gosling Flicks

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3. (SPOILER!) It was Ryan's idea to open the stomach of his character's dead mother in Only God Forgives. / Via Tumblr

Director Nicholas Winding Refn asked him if he'd rather smile or cry after his character's mother had died. He replied that he'd (wait for it...) open her uterus to see what's inside.

8. In the opening scene at the fairgrounds, several assistant directors wore Dr. Seuss hats to distract extras from not looking at shirtless Ryan Gosling walking into a circus tent.

9. Director Derek Cianfrance shot 22 takes of Gosling performing a stunt of speeding the motorcycle past the intersection before 36 cars crash. For each take, Ryan chewed his shirt in nervousness until there was a hole in it.

13. Gosling and Carey Mulligan's characters say very little to each other. This is because both actors refused to say many of the scripted lines. / Via Tumblr

Mulligan summarized making the film as "staring longingly at Ryan Gosling for hours each day."

15. The second half of the movie (set 7 years later) was filmed first, then the cast and crew went on holiday vacation. Ryan had to lose 20 lbs he'd put on to play the older Noah and come back and play young Noah.

18. To help Ryan stay in character for his role in Lars and the Real Girl, the doll was treated like a member of the cast. She was dressed privately in her own trailer and was only present for scenes that she was in.

20. Rachel McAdams came to visit then boyfriend Ryan on set of The Half Nelson, and because they were running low on extras, she volunteered herself for a bar scene.

21. Ryan doesn't believe in muscles. After working out religiously for his part in Crazy, Stupid, Love he told Extra: "That was a lot of work. It's such a waste of time. It takes so much time to make muscles and then they don't really do anything."

All facts via IMDB.