Ryan Gosling

When we heard that Ryan Gosling's latest flick, Only God Forgives, was premiering at this year's Cannes Film Festival, we knew he was sure to put on a stylish red carpet show, but it turns out he was unable to attend.

Ever the gent, Ryan sent his apologies in a letter, which was read out by directer, Nicolas Winding Refn at the film's photocall: "Can't believe I'm not in Cannes. I was hoping to come but I'm on week three shooting my film in Detroit."

BEST DRESSED MEN

It continued: "Miss you all. Nicolas, my friend, we really are the same persons in different dimensions. I'm sending you good vibrations."

CANNES 2013 FASHION

While Ryan is busy directing his first movie, How To Catch A Monster, we've decided to take a look at the best dressed-men who did make it onto the Cannes red carpet – and, our winners are…

Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, James Franco at Cannes 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio for looking very Gatsby-esque in the slickest of three-piece suits, and for his immaculate side-swept hairstyle.

Justin Timberlake for bringing nautical back. He shunned classic suits for the Inside Llewyn Davis photocall in a double-breasted coatigan and chinos.

James Franco for making a china-blue suit look good and adding Aviators for an air of nonchalance.

Very dapper, boys.

To make up for Ryan's absence, why not check out our video of his best red carpet moments?...