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The Ryan Gosling Movie You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Since the early 2000s, Ryan Gosling's career has seen him play an impressively wide variety of characters. What other actor can you think of who's won an MTV best kiss award for a beloved romantic drama and since then has played a string of troubled, violent men, the world's most famous astronaut, and also a Ken doll? Celebrated as much for his good looks and charm as he is for his acting ability, Gosling has made a name for himself as a versatile leading man.

And now that we're talking about Gosling's diverse filmography, we might be able to share a few insights with you about how these films can relate to your life in a more celestial capacity. According to the ancient practice of astrology, each zodiac sign has a unique essence defined by a set of common traits and desires. These traits may predispose you to liking a particular film, or they may align with the themes of certain movies. Either way, now's the time to break down Gosling's filmography with these astral implications in mind. Keep reading to find out which Ryan Gosling movie you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: The Big Short

Being the first sign of the zodiac, the Aries is all about being number one. Fast, energetic, and competitive, those born under this sign have a lot of passion and excitement for life. They have a tendency to look at life's challenges like games they can win, and they're often impatient and easily bored. Fire signs represented by the warrior and the ram, Arians are driven individuals with a lot of confidence in their abilities.

Adam McKay's film "The Big Short" tracks the economic recession of 2008. But rather than look at all the middle-class people who lost their money, it follows the four men who got rich on the back of this collapse. Michael Burry (Christian Bale) is a so-called Wall Street guru who sees the signs of an incoming collapse within the housing market and decides to bet a billion dollars against it. His bold gamble is noticed by banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carrell), and retired trader Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt). These men are able to make a fortune from the economic collapse they know full well is coming.

Like the first sign in the zodiac "The Big Short" is all about coming in first, no matter the consequences. Quick-moving opportunists, the central characters in the film have all the passion and confidence Arians are known for -– their passion, in this case, just happens to be about making as much money as possible. We certainly wouldn't want to bet against these greedy warriors.

Taurus: Drive

In the 2011 movie "Drive," Ryan Gosling plays a stuntman and getaway driver who wears a signature bomber jacket with a scorpion on the back. Because of this fact alone, you might think the film would be perfectly suited to the sign of Scorpio, but we're gonna go a little deeper than just symbolism alone.

Gosling's character in the film -– known only as Driver –- is quiet, even-tempered, and pretty inscrutable. He seems to be very set in his unattached ways, and we only see his cool demeanor start to thaw when gets close to his neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan), and her son, Benicio (Kaden Leos). Driver's perfectly calibrated life is thrown off balance with the arrival of Irene's husband, Standard (Oscar Isaac), who hires Driver to pull off a high-stakes heist. Things only get more complicated from there.

"Drive" is about a stubborn, sedentary man who unexpectedly finds himself caring for others, which is why the sign of Taurus is an ideal match. Fixed earth signs symbolized by the bull, Taureans are often known for their stubbornness and their reliance on routine and stability. Patient, practical, and devoted to whatever it is they do, Taureans are very set in their ways and tend to avoid big changes. What makes "Drive" so interesting is that Driver exemplifies all of these Taurean qualities, but he must make a decision as to whether he can change for someone he loves. Is there hope for a stubborn Taurus? You might have to watch to find out.

Gemini: Blue Valentine

The 2010 film "Blue Valentine" may be a love story, but it's not an especially optimistic one. The movie follows Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a married couple raising a son together. While they seem to be living a quiet, happy life from the outside, in actuality, their relationship is quickly dissolving. As a means to explain the evolution of their relationship, the film takes place in two different timelines. The first follows the beginning of their relationship — a period of time when they were full of passion for one another. The second timeline takes place five years later when their marriage is beginning to break down.

"Blue Valentine" posits that there are two sides to the relationship –- the happy, loving one and the one defined by disagreements and strife. The duality the film presents aligns most closely with the sign of Gemini, the sign symbolized by the twins. Often called two-faced or two-sided, the reason Geminis have this reputation is because they're extremely versatile and adaptable. Curious and with a love for entertaining, Geminis tend to move through life with a passion for meeting new people and learning new things.

The first phase of Dean and Cindy's relationship exemplifies the exciting, passionate side of a Gemini, while the second phase exemplifies the flipside –- boredom and inconsistency. It's certainly not a very idealistic look at love, but it does represent the mutable, sometimes chaotic nature that Geminis are known for.

Cancer: The Notebook

This next one might seem pretty obvious, but there's really no way to deny it. "The Notebook," Ryan Gosling's star-making love story, is by far the most Cancerian film in his filmography. Let us count the ways. Set primarily in 1940s South Carolina, the film follows Noah (Gosling), a mill worker, and Allie (Rachel McAdams). Noah and Allie are in love, but Allie's parents don't approve. They lose touch when Noah goes off to war, but they slowly come to realize it's not over, and it never will be over.

The story is told from the perspective of a much older Noah (James Garner), who spends the entirety of the film describing their love story to Allie (Gena Rowlands), who at this point is suffering from Alzheimer's. This is one of the things that makes the film so relevant to the sign of Cancer. Known as the nurturers of the zodiac, Cancers are sensitive, emotional individuals who have a strong sense of family and home. They're also very sentimental and nostalgic, and they never forget a single thing that's happened to them.

The entire film is built around the notion that Noah is trying to keep their love story alive by telling it to Allie, even if she may not remember it herself. It may be a slightly saccharine premise, but it's hard not to be charmed by Noah and Allie's romance, especially if you're a Cancer. Get your tissues ready, crabs.

Leo: La La Land

Leos, fire signs symbolized by the lion, are one of the most passionate signs in the zodiac. Strongly associated with creativity, Leos have big personalities and don't mind standing out. Entertaining and theatrical, they tend to be cheerful, warm-hearted individuals who love the finer things in life. One of the most important things to Leos is being respected and admired by their peers, which accounts for their attention-seeking ways.

"La La Land" is a film about passion in its many forms. Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress who's moved to L.A. to pursue her dreams. She meets Sebastian (Gosling), a jazz musician who also has dreams of making it big. Their passion and creativity is what draws them together and forms the basis of their love story, but it's also what tears them apart. As they're faced with professional success, their romance begins to wane.

Mia and Sebastian are both characters with a lot of passion for what they do, and their creative sides make up a huge part of who they are. The problems arise when it becomes clear that these two driven individuals may not be able to share in each other's successes. As those familiar with Leos know all too well, there is only room for one in the spotlight.

Virgo: The Gray Man

In 2022's "The Gray Man," Ryan Gosling tries his hand at a spy thriller. Gosling plays a skilled CIA operative known as "Sierra Six," his identity unknown to the rest of the agency. When Sierra Six is on an assassination mission, he learns about the corruption of his employer, prompting a global manhunt and forcing Sierra Six to fight for his survival. His only ally is Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas), a CIA agent who believes in his cause.

"The Gray Man" is well-suited to the sign of Virgo, a mutable earth sign sometimes known as the analyst. Virgos are all about judging their surroundings and coming up with solutions to problems. Systemic and detail-oriented, Virgos are hardworking and industrious in achieving their goals.

Sierra Six's entire narrative revolves around him processing information as quickly as he can in order to not be murdered, making his Virgo journey one with life-or-death implications. The film may be more action-oriented than thoughtful Virgos are often said to be, but its fast-moving pace just means there is more for Sierra Six (and viewers) to problem-solve. While Virgos tend to prefer working in the background, "The Gray Man" illustrates what might happen if a Virgo were to suddenly become the center of attention. The answer is death and carnage, apparently.

Libra: Crazy Stupid Love

"Crazy Stupid Love" is a pretty messy movie, which is why it might seem strange at first to cast it alongside the sign of Libra. Associated with the scales and either the archetype of the lover or the diplomat, Libras are all about balance. Libras dislike conflict, hate being alone, and tend to see all sides of an issue. Relationships are extremely important to Libras, and their cooperative nature means they avoid messiness at all costs.

Despite all the chaos therein, "Crazy Stupid Love" is also a movie about balance and finding your other half. An ensemble drama with a star-studded cast, the film follows Cal (Steve Carell), a man whose life starts to unravel when he learns his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has been cheating on him and wants a divorce. Cal meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), a self-proclaimed ladies' man who commits himself to helping Cal re-enter the dating scene. Complications arise when Jacob starts dating Cal's daughter, Hannah (Emma Stone), unbeknownst to either of them.

"Crazy Stupid Love" is full of miscommunications, disorder, and chaos, but all of these things are in service of the film's climactic, joyful conclusion. Libras may be especially conflict-avoidant, but "Crazy Stupid Love" maintains that harmony and peace are always possible, even in the most absurd of circumstances. The sign of the lover can't deny the fact that love is all you need, after all.

Scorpio: All Good Things

There's nothing inherently villainous about Scorpios, but in this case, we're going to have to buy into the stereotype. 

The most Scorpio-like film in Ryan Gosling's filmography is the 2010 film "All Good Things," which is a very insidious movie indeed. Based on the real-life story of Robert Durst, Gosling plays David Marks, the heir to a real-estate dynasty run by his father, Sanford (Frank Langella). David finds his chance at happiness when he meets Katie (Kirsten Dunst), a woman who sees past his family's wealth. David and Katie marry, but their relationship quickly disintegrates when David gets pulled back into the family business, leading to a series of shocking (and still unsolved) events.

Intuitive, intelligent water signs, Scorpios are associated with the archetype of the alchemist. Cunning and strategic, they desire control and can become calculating and obsessive when the circumstances are right. Scorpios have a reputation for being mysterious and enigmatic, and it can be difficult to parse out what lies behind their intensity.

We may not really know what went on with David and Katie (the film never explains it one way or another), but it's clear that something very dark has happened. This sense of mystery and danger is a fitting ambiance for Scorpios, who revel in keeping things close to the chest.

Sagittarius: Blade Runner 2049

"Blade Runner 2049" is a movie about a man going on a quest. Ryan Gosling plays K, a replicant (bioengineered human) who works as a blade runner for the LAPD, meaning he hunts down and "retires" rogue replicants. One day on the job, he discovers evidence that a replicant once had a child, meaning that replicants are able to reproduce. K is ordered to hunt down and kill the replicant child before the secret gets out, leading K on a mission of grave importance. His discovery leads him to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a blade runner who hasn't been seen in 30 years.

K is on a truth-seeking mission, which is why "Blade Runner 2049" is most relevant to the sign of Sagittarius. Known as the travelers of the zodiac, Sagittarians are symbolized by the archer and associated with philosophy. Those born under this sign have a strong desire to find the truth and obtain knowledge, leading them to have a restless, active personality. K may not exemplify the friendly, optimistic archetype Sagittarians are known for, but his desire to find the truth — no matter the consequences — is an appropriately mystifying quandary for the most adventurous of the signs.

Capricorn: First Man

Capricorns are cardinal signs associated with leadership, and they tend to be motivated by duty and responsibility. Disciplined and possessing a lot of self-control, Capricorns are very goal-oriented and often repress any emotions that might get in the way of their success. Those born under this sign can be pretty serious people, though it's said they sometimes age backward, becoming more youthful as they grow older.

"First Man" tells a story that everyone knows but from a very personal perspective. Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong, the NASA astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon. Because viewers already know how the story ends, the film instead attempts to take us inside Armstrong's head, following the years leading up to the moon landing.

Armstrong, at least as the film depicts him, is an extremely dedicated, serious individual, making the movie's association with the sign of Capricorn especially strong. He's focused on getting to the moon oftentimes above all else, which puts a strain on his relationship with his wife (Claire Foy) and his family. Like many Capricorns, Armstrong does his best to ignore anything that might inhibit his goal, something that can be frustrating for those closest to him. "First Man" may be a story about heroism, but it's also an introspective look at the costs of leadership and progress.

Aquarius: Song to Song

Terrence Malick's "Song to Song" is a pretty polarizing movie, having divided many of the critics who saw it. For one thing, the style of the film is quite experimental, and it doesn't follow a familiar linear narrative. Set within the music scene in Austin, Texas, the film tracks two overlapping love triangles, pulling out themes of obsession, seduction, and of course, rock 'n' roll. Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) are struggling songwriters who meet Cook (Michael Fassbender), a successful music mogul. A waitress (Natalie Portman) also becomes wrapped up in their chaotic world.

It's difficult to really describe the plot of the film because there isn't much of one to speak of. An ambitious project hated and loved in equal measure, "Song to Song" can be best described in terms of the sign of Aquarius. Known as the humanitarians of the zodiac, Aquarians are eccentric, cerebral, and often deliberately esoteric. They tend to be more interested in the idea of humanity rather than individuals themselves, focusing on ideas rather than emotions. They desire personal freedom above all else, which means they often feel like outcasts.

"Song to Song" is certainly an esoteric, eccentric film, which is why the sign of Aquarius is an appropriate symbol. Aquarians, too, can be polarizing figures, and if you're an Aquarium yourself, there's a chance you might appreciate the film for its audacity alone. (The sweet cameos from the likes of Florence and the Machine and Patti Smith don't hurt either.)

Pisces: Lars and the Real Girl

"Lars and the Real Girl" is a movie about the place where fantasy and reality meet. Ryan Gosling plays Lars, a young man who struggles to socialize and make friends. His brother (Paul Schneider) and sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) are thrilled to hear Lars has a girlfriend he met online, but they're shocked when they find out that his girlfriend is actually a blow-up doll. They decide to go along with his delusion on the advice of a doctor (Patricia Clarkson), and soon, the whole town is on the charade.

The sign of Pisces is known as the dreamer. Those born under this sign tend to be extremely romantic and prone to daydreaming and getting lost in fantasy. They often lack solid boundaries that would allow them to delineate between reality and delusion. Nonetheless, Pisces tend to be kind, gentle, and empathetic individuals. As the last sign of the zodiac, they sometimes appear both extremely wise and childish all at once.

It's very clear that Lars has the qualities of Pisces, as his harmless delusion is the driving force of the film. But while Lars may seem like a passive, ineffectual character, it's actually his delusion that ends up bringing the entire community together, illustrating the deceptive power that Pisces possess.