This Is A Good Look For Ryan Gosling

Pretty boys love getting roughed up on film. 

This image from Only God Forgives, the next collaboration between Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, proves the modern film maxim: pretty boys love getting ugly on camera. It reinforces how serious they are as actors. Jared Leto and Brad Pitt are the like patron saints of this movement. 

If you're wondering why Gosling looks so beat up: it's because he's playing a criminal who runs a Thai boxing club - and who gets in the ring himself. I imagine shit gets quite brutal. There's no release date yet.

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