Ryan Gosling may have a bit of a skewed self-perception. The Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed actor, nominated for another Golden Globe this month, says that he gets sick of himself both on screen and in interviews.
"I try not to make too many movies," he told The Los Angeles Times. "I get sick of myself, so I can imagine how everyone else feels. And for the two to come out at the same time, it makes me feel sick."
It must be a difficult balance for Gosling, who has two films -- 'Blue Valentine' and 'All Good Things' -- out this month, as also said he just can't stop himself from acting.
"I don't really like doing interviews because I don't have any answers about why I act," he says. "It's like a compulsion. It's people who eat and eat and eat and they don't know why and they keep getting fatter but they can't stop. It's like that.... And then you find yourself on a set throwing yourself off a bridge, and you're asking yourself, 'Why am I doing this?' And I don't know."
The bridge scene he refers to occurs in 'Blue Valentine,' in which, entirely unscripted, Gosling hopped above a barrier on the Manhattan Bridge and walked 200 feet above the East River.
Quite the commitment. To read much more from Gosling, click over to The Los Angeles Times.