This gif set I fondly refer to as 'how i wish i spent my valentines day' (special shoutout to my love, howtocatchagosling)
A lot of those scenes [in ‘Pines’] were all done in one take. There’s the scene where he’s riding away and he speeds through an intersection and almost gets clipped—that was [Ryan Gosling], right?
Cianfrance: Yeah… There were certain scenes I couldn’t hide a stunt double on, and in that scene he had to rob a bank, jump on his motorcycle, and blow through an intersection with 36 cars. It is terrifying, and he had to do it 22 times before he got it right. When I get nervous I chew my shirt, and that day I was so scared for him that I chewed a giant hole in my shirt by the end of that day. I wanted the film to be dangerous, but I also didn’t want to kill Ryan Gosling! No way. But between every take I asked him if hecould do it, and he said he could. Ryan had eight weeks of training from Rick Miller, who was Ryan’s stunt double. When we first started production, Rick said Ryan was at a three out of 10. Rick thought he could get him to a three and a half, maybe a four. He said, “Look, this is like if you want to be in the NBA—you have to start shooting hoops from the time you’re six years old.” I said, “Well, we only have eight weeks, so do what you can.” The day before production I asked Rick where Ryan got to, and he said he got to a seven. To me, that speaks to the magic of Ryan Gosling and his ability to do things that normal people like me could never do.
He’s my son and I should be around him. I wasn’t around my dad and look at the fuckin’ way I turned out.
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"I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.”- Ryan Gosling