Ryan Gosling Was Cast Because He Wasn't "Handsome" or "Cool"
You read that right. Director Nick Cassavetes told Ryan Gosling to his face way back in the day that he wanted him to play the role of Noah because the actor wasn't a classic leading man. Back in 2011, Goslin explained to British magazine Company that Cassavetes told him, "You're not handsome, you're not cool, you're just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts." We're honestly still reeling.