Ryan Gosling has a secret DUI arrest in his past, really digs puppies


There’s some adorable new photos from the set of Gangster Squad of Ryan Gosling making out with both Emma Stone and some variety of bulldog, although I could be wrong about the dog breed because I’m not terribly familiar with the “low to the ground” type of canine. Whatever the case, Ryan seems to be enjoying both of his co-stars on an equivalent level. He and Emma also make a cute onscreen couple together and — at least from the looks of these photos — appear to share more than passable chemistry. However, since Emma is otherwise occupied with Andrew Garfield offscreen, Ryan is out of luck if he desires her on more than a professional level. I wonder if he’ll take the bulldog to Disneyland instead?



On a related topic to Disney, the land of make believe, I agree with Kaiser that Gosling is probably playing the “nice guy” game while he leads something of a dual life; and this doesn’t necessarily extend only to his ways with women but also his own life in general. Perhaps Gosling has a secret past that he’s not terribly proud of, which just so happens to include a DUI arrest? According to this week’s Star, that is certainly the case:

Ryan Gosling was arrested for a DUI back in 2005, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.

The hunky Canadian was arrested by officers from the central Los Angeles station of the California Highway Patrol on March 17, 2005 according to L.A. County Superior Court.

He later pleaded “no contest” to a misdemeanor change of “exhibiting speed,” even though he was originally charged with “driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs” and “driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater.”

“Exhibiting speed” is frequently negotiated as a plea bargain by defense attorneys as an alternative to a more severe DUI charge.

The 30-year-old actor, who is currently starring as a stunt driver in the film, Drive, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $849 in fines.

[From From Radar]

Obviously, Ryan has kept himself clean (or more likely, hired a driver) and made it through his two years of probation without further incident. Still, it’s pretty bothersome that he projects a relatively wholesome image complete with talk of wanting babies in the near future when he evidently didn’t take enough care to protect all of the young children on the road on that fateful evening. Yes, I’m probably being too harsh with that statement, but DUIs are not only completely reprehensible but also completely avoidable. Ryan appears to have learned those lessons, and I hope he stays out of trouble in the future. Meanwhile, how gorgeous does Emma Stone look all dressed up in mid-century garb in these photos? Total girl crush.




Photos courtesy of Fame

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  1. Happy21 says:

    I didn’t like him until recently. And the DUI was like 6 years ago, give a dude a break.

    Love Emma Stone…always!

    Is it just me or does her head and body in the last photo look totally effed up?

  2. LindyLou says:

    Geez make a list of celebs who DON’T have a DUI charge…the list would be shorter!!!

  3. !!!!! says:

    I used to like this guy. DUI? Now I don’t. I don’t give a shit if he’s been behaving ever since.

  4. Nanz says:

    I really started to like him, but the repeated visits to Disney Land and talk of babies stuff just doesn’t strike me authentic, which kind of turns me off. Your writing re the dog going to DL made me LOL. thanks! I needed it!

  5. Bubulle says:

    I read years ago, he had a nose job because of a bad coke problem.

  6. Heather M (Heather) says:

    This is going to be REALLY unpopular, but I must be the devil’s advocate here. My sister was seriously injured by a drunk driver and OF COURSE drinking and driving is a terrible, terrible thing. With that said, I used to do some DUI law (attorney) and, at least in Colorado, the limit is so low that you could literally have one drink & be fine to drive, yet get charged with DUI & a few other things (giving the DA lots of wiggle room to plead down the charges later).

    So what I’m saying is, if he was able to get it down to not even DUI, that means either: they jumped the gun in charging him, or his blood level was so low that they felt okay about letting him go without a DUI.

  7. NYC_girl says:

    I saw “Drive” yesterday. Despite the head-stomping, blood gushing, and being practically mute during the entire film, he’s so hot. Sorry for the detour, had to throw that in.

  8. NYC_girl says:

    Sorry for the duplicate post, too.

  9. Jennifer says:

    What is going on in that last picture with Emma Stone? Is it me, or does it look like her head isn’t even attached to her shoulders? Weird.

  10. gee says:

    @Heather M: I sincerely agree with you, and I am sorry about what happened to your sister.

    I’m in NY, and here if you have one drink, you will get a DUI if you’re pulled over. I’m talking about a champagne toast or a mimosa at brunch, anything.

    Same charge for being wasted. Something needs to be done on ALL LEVELS. No one should drive if they consume a drink, they should teach that in school (not the BS one hour per drink), there should be a way to differentiate the reprehensible drunk driving with the still reprehensible but slightly more understandable having consumed a drink and driving.

    He’s just lucky no one was hurt.

  11. Nessa says:

    Shady, shady, shady… that’s all I am getting from this man lately.

  12. Happy21 says:

    @Heather M (Heather)

    I work in law in Canada and DUI is often pleaded down. Not because the blood/alcohol level is low but because there are so many attributing factors to finding one ‘impaired’. Its possible RG was impaired in the eye of the law but not in the eye of experts. Most experts disagree with the finding of .08 as being the legal level of intoxication. Some find that .10 is far more accurate.

    Regardless, I think that we all have lapses in judgment although not all of them are getting behind the wheel while drunk – we all make mistakes. If he’s stayed out of trouble since then who cares. He may very well have been fine.

    I think the scrutiny should be reserved by prolific celebs who are idiots all the time!

  13. Zoya says:

    That last photo SCARES me

  14. Liz says:

    haha, that last photo makes her look like her head is detached from her body. hah! that’s all I got

  15. sallyreo says:

    Nobody’s perfect. Everyone one is entitled to a mistake.

    I will see all of his movies and of course Emma Stone is one of my favorite actresses.

    Gosling and Stone’s movie should be a great movie, just because both create great chemistry.

  16. Poison Ivy says:

    Seriously, is recession that bad? Celebs aren’t able to pay a cap after they got hammered?

    There ist absolutely no excuse for DUI!

  17. jack says:

    he and his dog are too cute for words

  18. dahlia1947 says:

    He could have a dual personality, so as long as he’s not out of control with his drinking. It seems like he’s learned his lesson.

    BTW he looks super hot in that hat!

  19. Turtle Dove says:

    (sigh) Why couldn’t he have had a nude scandal, not an ancient history DUI? Geez. We get the ladies all the time. Like I care about ScarJo’s butterball bum.

    Happy21 and HeatherM – I agree with your points. If Ryan was hammered then the charge would not have been reduced.

    D&D is not acceptable, but given his reduced charge, I am inclined to believe that the cops made a rush to judgement, which was rectified by the courts.

    Okay….. everyone knows I like Gos, but his pictures lately are too (insert Lainey voice) “try-hard.” It’s starting to be too much in that they seem staged. I want him to have a great career and he does too, but this silly showmance, staged photo stuff has to stop.

  20. RobN says:

    People make mistakes. He seems to have made one mistake six years ago and learned from it. I don’t really care about him one way or the other, but he clearly had no priors or they wouldn’t have plea bargained it and he’s done nothing since unless you count making really boring movies and coming off as incredibly dull.

    Calling it a “secret” arrest is really overstating it. What do you expect him to do, tattoo the date and his blood alcohol level on his forehead?

  21. Me says:

    He is so adorable!
    Why so harsh with Ryan? Everyone makes mistakes, it’s a good thing he has learned his lesson.

    ”What do you expect him to do, tattoo the date and his blood alcohol level on his forehead?”


  22. Anonymous says:

    All these stories of his womanizing and now this. Yeah sorry, he’s a fake. And you’re not harsh at all, I have NO respect for drunk drivers. And have you seen the lastest staged photo-op with Eva Mendes? Where they’re “hiking” and she’s all dolled up wearing HIGH HEEL SANDALS and they’re looking up right at the cameras? It looks SO fake. I admit he’s a good actor, and that clearly may also be the problem with him. Everything he does is an act.

  23. Erica says:

    Damn….the more famous he’s becoming the more it seems like he’s becoming “exposed” in that he never really was the person he acted like he was. Oh well, with theswe staged photo-ops and sighting with C-Listers, his overexposure in films, he’s brought this on himself. I don’t want to hear him whining about not liking fame and being “private” again.

  24. Me says:

    Haters are boring.

  25. Anonymous says:

    There’s always been something SO off, creepy,shady, and messed up about him. I wonder what it is. He’s a little TOO good playing damaged and many times psychotic characters. Like if it comes out that he killed someone and their remains were buried in his backyard, I would NOT be suprised in the slightest.

  26. kellbell says:

    meh…the more famous he’s become this year, the less I like him. i think i’m over him. the lame starlet “dating”/sightings, the contrived try hard interviews, etc. i feel like Clooney has had a bad influence on him. just in the last few months he seems and acts like a totally different person, and i don’t really like it.

  27. Oi says:

    I never really liked the guy, couldn’t ever figure out why. He was just so average to me.

  28. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been saying this for SOOO long…the guy is the fakest douchebag in hollywood.

  29. Chris says:

    “Exhibiting speed” is frequently negotiated as a plea bargain by defense attorneys as an alternative to a more severe DUI charge.”

    Whatever. The bottom line is he was convicted of exhibiting speed not DUI.

  30. Ohh says:

    So he just got a speeding ticket? Six years ago

  31. henderswife says:

    It looks like her head is falling off in the last pic. lol! Maybe it’s just the angle.

  32. Maria says:

    The dog is an English Bulldog, and is freaking adorable. I love Gosling, DUI or no; hopefully it was just a stupid, one-time mistake, and he learned his lesson.

  33. smudge says:

    We all make mistakes. Hopefully he’s learned from it. He’s a gifted actor and seems like a sweetheart. I’d be really disappointed if he was actually a creep in real life.

  34. Alejandro says:

    He plays the game well. That’s not to say he’s a monster I just think there is a dirty side and the side he presents to the public. I wouldn’t be shocked if he was into crack or coke type of thing. You know it’s something like that while he plays the charming indie actor persona.

    He’s a child star after all and 99 percent of them are f.ucked up in one way or another.

    Still think he’s hot and majorly talented.

  35. WRH12 says:

    I still don’t think Emma is dating Andrew Garfield. Emma and Ryan have hung out a lot in real life too. Of course, they’re not going to bother to properly deny it because it helps the film for people to speculate. At the most, Emma and Andrew are just f-w-b IMO. There’s more pictures of Emma and Ryan playing with the dog and his hat and they’re oozing with chemistry. They’d be adorable together. She does look gorgeous in these pictures. Crazy,Stupid, Love really downplayed her looks and made her look plainer than she really is.

  36. canadian says:

    I wonder what his story is. He’s a bit of on odd duck.

  37. Bodhi says:

    Yes, drunk drivers are terrible & should be punished. However, someone shouldn’t be shunned or made to feel evil for one act (I’m not talking about repeat offenders, folks). I got a DUI when I was 19. I lost my license, I had to pay a ton of money to get it back, I had to take months of classes, I had to pay for extremely expensive car insurance for years & I learned my lesson. I am still a contributing member of society & I deserve all of the positive things that have happened to me in the 10 years since my arrest. People who have DUIs don’t deserve to have children? Seriously? That is an insane & completely ridiculous statement.

  38. Sara says:

    Uh… .08 is not very high. In some states they wouldn’t even charge you with a DUI for .08. They take you to jail for the night and then drop the charges.

    Some states can charge you with a DUI for a BAL of .05 but I don’t think that usually holds up in court because it only takes one drink to have a .05 BAL

  39. ladylala says:

    Those photos of him with the dog are ADORABLE!
    The fact that this man loves dogs just makes him even better.

  40. Raven says:

    Unless you are a teetotaler, everyone here could have been arrested for DUI at some point. Above posters are right…you can have one drink and be “legally drunk” by the law’s standards.

  41. Hollowdoll says:

    He made a mistake when he was younger. It happens. DUI is serious but it looks like he learned from it. Everyone has two personas when it comes to work and personal time. not a big deal.
    I don’t get the cigs in the waste band though. What are his pockets for then. It looks really funny to me.