CONFIRMED: Stop everything! Ryan Gosling is set to attend TIFF 2012

CONFIRMED: Stop everything! Ryan Gosling is set to attend TIFF 2012

Gosling, in a clearing near some pines (Image: TIFF) 

That’s right, the Almighty Goz will be back in Toronto for this year’s film festival. Cue unadulterated fawning, slobbering and hyperbolic statements of all types (and that’s just from us). Starring in two much-ballyhooed blockbusters—Drive (a good movie) and The Ides of March (not such a good movie)—and looking devastatingly handsome everywhere he went, the London, Ontario-born actor was pretty much the king of last year’s festival. He proved himself a charmer of George Clooney proportions, took his mom on a date and hung out with noted party animal Dave Matthews on the festival social circuit. This time around, he’s in town for his turn as a professional motorcycle rider-cum-bank robber in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines—which just so happens to co-star Gosling’s girlfriend, Eva Mendes. Hot red carpet makeout? Yes, please.