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Battle of the Studs: Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Ryan Gosling 

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Battle of the Studs: Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Ryan Gosling 
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All things considered, who do you prefer? Suggested by Wisey

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Levitt.

The only thing I've seen that I like Gosling in was "Half Nelson". I recently watched "Drive" and all I can think about is that stupid jacket and that stupid toothpick in his mouth, fawning over Carey Mulligan and me not giving two shits the whole time.

JGL on the other hand is pretty good in anything he's in. Not a rom-com fan by any means (or a fan of Zooey Deschanel), but I actually enjoyed 500 Days of Summer. He had a lot to do with it.


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I'd go with JGL, i've enjoyed him in almost everything, (500 Days was the only film of his I didn't really like, but that wasn't JGL's fault, his character just wasn't very well-written)


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I really like them both so this was a tough call for me but in the end, I would have to give the edge to Gordon-Levitt who has done more than enough to make me forgive him for one of his early "performances" in Angels In The Outfield. I wonder if anyone else besides me even remembers that he was in that film.


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I really like them both so this was a tough call for me but in the end, I would have to give the edge to Gordon-Levitt who has done more than enough to make me forgive him for one of his early "performances" in Angels In The Outfield. I wonder if anyone else besides me even remembers that he was in that film.

I liked that film was when I was a kid, but I didn't realize it was him in the film until later on, I also remember him being in Holy Matrimony


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oafolay wrote:
I really like them both so this was a tough call for me but in the end, I would have to give the edge to Gordon-Levitt who has done more than enough to make me forgive him for one of his early "performances" in Angels In The Outfield. I wonder if anyone else besides me even remembers that he was in that film.

He was a kid. The director was obviously not the next Orson Welles. You can't blame him for any perceived deficiencies in his performance. From what I remember, he was the least of that movie's problems.

I give the edge to Gosling based on his daring choices in roles and pulling off every single one of them, but give it a few years and I might change my mind.

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I like both guys, but I went with Gosling. I don't have anything insightful to say, I just think he's a better actor.


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Gosling is a better actor, but almost every movie JGL has touched has been gold. Please don't point out all of his films that weren't good. "but ALMOST every movie..."

That being said, +1 for Gosling.

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Gosling. They're both okay and they have both appeared in some great movies. Neither has talent that amazes me though they both have given at least one great performance (Blue Valentine for one, Mysterious Skin for the other). They choose roles well though it's kind of arbitrary. James McAvoy is better than both -- too late for a write-in?

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Gosling. They're both okay and they have both appeared in some great movies. Neither has talent that amazes me though they both have given at least one great performance (Blue Valentine for one, Mysterious Skin for the other). They choose roles well though it's kind of arbitrary. James McAvoy is better than both -- too late for a write-in?


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Mark III wrote:
Gosling. They're both okay and they have both appeared in some great movies. Neither has talent that amazes me though they both have given at least one great performance (Blue Valentine for one, Mysterious Skin for the other). They choose roles well though it's kind of arbitrary. James McAvoy is better than both -- too late for a write-in?


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What's wrong with that film?


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JamesKunz wrote:
Mark III wrote:
Gosling. They're both okay and they have both appeared in some great movies. Neither has talent that amazes me though they both have given at least one great performance (Blue Valentine for one, Mysterious Skin for the other). They choose roles well though it's kind of arbitrary. James McAvoy is better than both -- too late for a write-in?


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What's wrong with that film?


The fact that it's a movie that features men talking seriously about commands from the "loom of fate?"

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Eh, for me the nuttiness of the film ws part of the fun, hard for me to hate any film which features aguy using exploding rats and shooting through a corpses brain.

If there's any film i'd disqualify McAvoy for, it's Starter For 10


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The fact that it's a movie that features men talking seriously about commands from the "loom of fate?"

That's actually a lovely batshit crazy idea. I might have liked the movie more if it had lived up to this singular bit of batshittery.

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Post Re: Battle of the Studs: Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Ryan Gosling
A year and a half ago I might have voted for Gosling. But after 50/50 and The Dark Knight Rises I'm definitely going JGL. I'm really starting to love that guy. He was also great in (500) Days of Summer, Inception and The Lookout. Yeah, he rocks. So does Gosling, but JGL more so IMO.


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Post Re: Battle of the Studs: Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Ryan Gosling
This is a tough call, as both actors have quite a bit in common: both started out as child actors starring either in fluff films or on television -- Gosling on the TV series Young Hercules and Breaker High, Gordon-Levitt in 3rd Rock from the Sun -- before pulling off strong, edgy performances in unique films -- The Believer for Gosling (a flawed film, but with an absolutely mesmerizing, eye-opening performance from him) and Brick for Gordon-Levitt (a weird but interesting film, which certainly opened doors for Gordon-Levitt to do the things he's doing now).

Overall, I ultimately chose Gordon-Levitt, mainly because I've seen more of his recent films and absolutely loved his performances in them (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and especially Looper). I have not seen as much of Gosling's recent work, so can't comment as much.


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