Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Michael Jackson

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It's certainly not a comparison we ever thought we'd ever hear, but Ryan Gosling thinks George Clooney is like...Michael Jackson!

Why? Read on to find out. It's not as kooky as you might think...

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First you need to know that Gosling's upcoming flick, The Ides of March, costars and was directed by Mr. Clooney.

"It was amazing, like watching somebody try to explain a song in their head," the Crazy Stupid Love body star says in the new issue of New York magazine. "I can only compare it to seeing Michael Jackson in This Is It, where he's trying to explain to a keyboard player how to play a certain part—even in the sea of parts being played, he can pick that out. That's kind of what George is like. He's like Michael Jackson, basically."

When asked by writer Jada Yuan how Clooney does switching between directing and acting, Gosling said, "He's like Bugs Bunny. He's good at everything, and nothing really fazes him. He's Bugs Bunny, and I'm Daffy Duck."


Gosling also describes his latest movie, Drive, as "Pretty in Pink with a head-smashing."


"I wanted to make a violent John Hughes movie," he said. "Because John Hughes movies are perfect. They just need a little violence. You need blood and cotton candy. So that's what we tried to make."

Next up? Breakfast Club Massacre.

Just kidding.

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