After a nearly year-long absence from the red carpet, Ryan Gosling  is back. The handsome actor popped up at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Tuesday to premiere White Shadow, which he produced. The last time we saw Ryan on the red carpet was back in July 2013 when we caught up with him at the NYC premiere  of his most recent acting role, Only God Forgives. Since then, Ryan has been working in other areas of the film world, including getting behind the camera to direct his first film, Lost River (formerly called How to Catch a Monster), which stars Christina  Hendricks, Matt Smith, and Ryan's girlfriend, Eva Mendes . Luckily, our lives haven't been completely Ryan-free as he resurfaced back in March while running errands around LA .