We adored him in The Notebook as the dreamy Noah, and now Ryan Gosling returns to the romance genre in his latest film, Blue Valentine.
A conventional love story it's not, but the stunning drama has already won critical-acclaim at Sundance Film Festival. It depicts the fiery relationship between Ryan and Michelle's characters, and we wanted to find out what went on behind-the-scenes.
'The film is a real life love story. It's about striving for a kind of perfection that only really exists in the movies; it's not an escape, it's about and for the audience,' Ryan revealed.
WATCH A CLIP FROM BLUE VALENTINE HERE
Blue Valentine hits cinemas nationwide on January 14
By Hayley Spencer