"OMG, it's Ryan Gosling!"
Or so thought scores of dreamy-eyed fans who stumbled upon the scruffily handsome, blonde man followed by body guards and a video crew in Detroit Thursday.
Only problem: it was a fake. Ryan Gosling is in Detroit filming his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster." But the man who caused swooning, sighing and copious picture taking? That's just your average guy in Gosling's de facto uniform of a hoodie and sunglasses who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to the Hollywood star.
So who is "Lyin' Ryan?" He's a local tax accountant named Doug ... but given the resemblance, we won't be surprised if he tries to make "Lyin' Ryan" the start to a new career as a body double in a sequel to "The Notebook."
While Doug says he's mistaken for Gosling every single day, he said he's never incited the pandemonium that happened during the "Lyin' Ryan" prank. People were FREAKING OUT:
To be fair, he had a pretty legit looking crew with him.
(Sorry ladies, Doug says he's engaged to a "very beautiful girl.")
Watch the Lyin' Gosling prank above from 95.5 FM's "Mojo in the Morning" show and check out even more photos of fooled fans losing their cool from Jacquelyn Johnson Photography. And, be honest: Would you be fooled?