Ryan Gosling is as woke as they get
. So, why does his smile look so sleepy all the time?
It's droopy in The Notebook
. It's dazed in Crazy, Stupid, Love
. It's woozy in Lars and the Real Girl.
It looks downright slumberous in La La Land
The sleepy smile is a key part of Ryan Gosling's charm. It simultaneously says, "I need you to hold me and sing me lullabies" and, "We share a dirty little secret." It's mischievous, yet soft; sexy, yet vulnerable; wistful, yet optimistic. Forget Jake Gyllenhaal — this is the original nocturnal animal
Gosling's is a smile worth celebrating. So, in honour of his 36th birthday on November 12, we bring you an appreciation of the actor's best feature. Which level of sleepy is your favourite?