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Ryan Gosling was surprised that Steven Spielberg wanted to speak to him after seeing 'The Fall Guy': 'I thought 'there's no way he's coming to talk to me.''

Ryan Gosling was surprised that Steven Spielberg wanted to speak to him after seeing 'The Fall Guy': 'I thought 'there's no way he's coming to talk to me.''
  • Steven Spielberg wanted to meet Ryan Gosling for the first time after seeing "The Fall Guy."

  • The actor said he was surprised that Spielberg wanted to speak to him.

  • "I thought there's no way he's coming to talk to me," Gosling recalled.

"The Fall Guy" star Ryan Gosling said he was surprised when he met Steven Spielberg for the first time because he didn't think the director would want to speak to him.

Gosling's recent performance in "Barbie" was met with critical acclaim and a number of awards nominations, including a nod for best supporting actor at the 2024 Oscars.

The actor's next role is in David Leitch's "The Fall Guy," where he plays a stuntman tasked with tracking down an A-list star who's gone missing from a movie set.

Speaking to Variety about the action comedy, the actor said that he met Spielberg for the first time at the Golden Globes in January. Gosling said that he initially didn't think the director would want to speak to him.

"I saw Steven Spielberg walking in my direction. I don't know Steven Spielberg. I thought 'there's no way he's coming to talk to me,'" he said.

"And yet he kept getting closer, and then I thought 'I know what's going to happen. I'm going to point to him, and he's going to go, 'Not you, behind you,'' so I'm not going to do that," he said.

"The Fall Guy" will premiere at SXSW in May, so critics' reviews aren't public yet, but Gosling said that the "Saving Private Ryan" director loved it.

"Finally I said, 'Me?' and he goes, 'Yeah you.' I go, 'I'm sorry I didn't think you were coming to talk to me.' And I stood up and he gave me a hug and said, 'I just saw 'Fall Guy' and I loved it.'"

Spielberg's praise clearly meant a lot to Gosling, which is understandable since he's also the highest-grossing director of all time.

His beloved movies including "Jurassic Park," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," and "Indiana Jones" have earned studios over $10 billion worldwide, per the-numbers.com.

"As far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter anymore what happens. Steven Spielberg liked it," he said. "That was an all-time moment for me. I'm really excited for people to see it. I think it's a really special movie."

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