There are so many reasons to love Ryan Gosling besides the fact that he’s dreamy and brooding. He’s also all the things we love in a sensitive guy who makes movie like Drive and then breaks up street fights in his spare time. So when the most mainstream mag of all, Time, decided to give Ryan the decidedly fabricated “Coolest Person of the Year” award, what did he do? He ignored them and their fake award-giving stunt like he ought to.
Perhaps in an attempt to make up for sister publication People magazine‘s snub, Time writer Joel Stein awarded Ryan with the title of “2011 Coolest Person of the Year.” Stein describes what it is about Ryan that makes him worthy of such an award fabricated from his own imagination:
“A movie star who broke up a fight on the streets of Manhattan and was also caught walking down a Manhattan street playing a Strumstick, which is like a ukulele only ukulelier. An Oscar nominee who also smokes, tags graffiti and has a predilection for posing with a fist to the camera but makes dioramas and takes public ballet classes alongside little girls too. He’s the only actor since Andy Kaufman to work as a waiter after making it in show business.”
Ok, true, that is all pretty great. But considering that Stein never mentioned the amazingness of the Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling Tumblr, we are doubting his credentials of an arbiter of cool.
If we know Ryan (and we often pretend we do) that’s probably why “he refused to talk” to the magazine about this “honor.” Ryan doesn’t need your pity accolades, Time magazine! He’s the winner of real awards. Such as the 2005 MTV Movie Award for “Best Kiss” in The Notebook and the Chloturdis Award for Best Actor in Blue Valentine. And also, forever the winner of our hearts.