Chris Pine admires Ryan Gosling's career
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 September 2016
Chris Pine looks up to Ryan Gosling and would like to be a "smart operator" like him
Chris Pine wants to emulate Ryan Gosling's success.
The 'Hell Or High Water' actor is a huge fan of the 'Drive' star's career and thinks the "smooth operator" has made some very smart decisions when it comes to choosing a diverse range of projects.
Asked whose career he'd like to emulate, he said: "I think Ryan Gosling. He's got a very intelligent handle on his position in the industry.
"He's got a very strong presence in arthouse cinema, but keeps his feet on both sides of the ledge and that's something I admire. He's a very smart operator."
Like Ryan, Chris admitted his good looks have sometimes hindered his career and he's had to work hard to land gritty roles as directors were not convinced his handsome features were right for the parts he wanted.
He told heat magazine: "I don't think I've ever struggled with this horrible burden but yeah, I've had to work beyond how I'm perceived, physically.
"And sometimes I've had to convince directors and casting guys that I'm right for the part.
"When I did 'Smokin' Aces', it called for this redneck hillbilly with tattoos and I really wanted the role.
"But at the time, the director, Joe Carnahan, didn't think I was right and didn't have that rabid fire.
"I had to really convince him I could do it, just to give me that chance. It's liberating not to have looks as a factor. I'm not a model. My looks shouldn't come into it. It's such an odd part of the job."