Ryan Gosling was born in Canada 33 years ago today. Little did anyone know at the time that he would grow to become the most beautiful man ever. And also a good actor.

Sometimes Ryan Gosling makes us want to be a better person. Sometimes he just makes us want to be someone else. To celebrate his day of birth, here are 33 people and things that we want to switch places with:

1. Emma Stone (in 2011):

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2. Emma Stone (in 1949):

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Gangster Squad, Deleted scene

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3. Michelle Williams:

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4. Eva Mendes:

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling


5. Ugh, Eva Mendes:

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes


6. OK, at this point, you're just rubbing it in, Eva Mendes:

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes


7. His dog, George:

Ryan Gosling, George, Adopted Dogs

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8. His dawg, George Clooney:

Ryan Gosling, George Clooney

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9. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn:

Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Winding Refn

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10. Rooney Mara:

Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara


More specifically: the top of Rooney Mara's head.

11. Bradley Cooper:

Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper

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12. Michael Fassbender:

Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling


(Though really, we'd be fine being Ryan Gosling here too.)

13. Rachel McAdams:

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14. Rachel McAdams:

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15. Rachel McAdams!

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17. Rachel McAdams in movies or in real life.

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18. Basically, we just want to be Rachel McAdams. Always.

Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams

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19. A bird:

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20. This cigarette:

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21. This tank top:

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22. This white T-shirt:

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23. This sleeveless vest:

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24. This fedora:

Ryan Gosling, Gangster Squad

Warner Bros. Pictures

And we never want to be a fedora.

25. This teardrop tattoo:

Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines

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26. This gas pump:

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Emphasis on pumping. Winky winky.

27. These boxing mitts:

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Courtesy of Youtube

28. That necklace:

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29. This baby:

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Hmmm, maybe that's too weird. Maybe we don't want to be that baby.

30. These bikini briefs:

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31. That sidewalk:

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32. The crayon that gets to color this coloring book page:

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33. Did we mention Rachel McAdams?

Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling


We'll swap places with any of the above. That is our birthday present to Ryan Gosling.

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