Esquire, Ryan Gosling


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Neither Ryan Gosling nor Ryan Gosling looks any the worse for wear on the cover of Esquire's September issue, which also includes a photo spread featuring two images of the actor in almost ever shot.

Why the graphic trickery? For starters, it was Gosling's idea.

Egomaniac, much? Hardly.

"I think I was always bound to become two selves, if I wasn't already," the Crazy, Stupid, Love star told the mag. "Now there's this me, this public me, and I know that I have become two people. This is what I told the photographer before he took those photographs. Even my own name sounds like just someone I know."

Apparently, the 30-year-old former Oscar nominee is still getting used to the fact that people all over the place know who he is. And even if they don't, they still know him from somewhere...

"It's like being in a dream," the actor says. "You don't know anybody, but everybody knows you, everybody reacts to you. You can be walking along in a dream, through a pretty normal world, and then bam, everything seems to be a response to your presence. Everything seems to be driven by you. And that's notable at first, and you deal with it. And then—and it happens every time—you become aware it's a dream.

"Right about then, when you think you have it figured and that acknowledging that will make it easier, it inevitably becomes a nightmare."

Surely stardom isn't always as awful as Gosling is making it out to be, right?

Well, maybe it is, but at least the 30-year-old heartthrob has plenty of money to indulge in one of his all-time favorite things.

"Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want," he concluded.

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