You know who doesn’t think Ryan Gosling is a hero for stopping a guy from stealing a painting on the streets of New York? Ryan Gosling. The Ides of March star told MTV News that he thinks he stuck his nose where it didn’t belong. And you know what? It’s actually kind of refreshing to hear a celebrity admit that they’re not hot shit.
The way Ryan told it, the thief was a huge fan of this artist; he went every day to check out the guy’s paintings. He stole the painting out of love, but got caught by the artist before Ryan even showed up.
Ryan explained how his appearance made the situation so much more awkward: “Which means the guy was a fan, and so he wanted the painting so bad he had to steal it because he couldn’t afford it. So he finally steals the painting and he’s getting his ass kicked by his hero, and then the guy from The Notebook shows up and makes it weirder. The whole thing, nobody wins. Nobody won.”
What he didn’t say was whether he just bought the painting and gave it to the admirer/thief, to make everyone happy. That‘s the way to use his fame for good.