//2. Ryan Gosling's similes. Mr Gosling loves using similes in order to provide a visual image that helps to get an idea of what crosses his mind. Which is always useful and amusing. You know when ...? On the right, Mr Gosling trying to find a simile to make you understand.
what is Dead Man's Bones like? -according to www.monstersandcritics.com- "You know when you're a kid and you get crayons and papers and just draw whatever you want and it's just a bunch of messy lines, but to you it makes sense, and then they put it on the fridge?
From that point on, you're always trying to get back on the fridge, you start drawing things that look like something, like, the more it looks like a horse, the more chance you have of getting it on the fridge. We wanted to get back to that place before we were trying to make the fridge. We wanted to work with people who hadn't been affected in that way yet."
what is his acting career like? -according to superiorpics.com- You know how sometimes department stores have these things where, if you win, you get 10 minutes and go in and take anything you want from the store? That's basically what I'm doing. I'm running in and just trying to grab as many characters as possible before they pull the plug on me"
what is Derek Cianfrance like? -according to lovefilm-"The director is kinda like one of those nature photographers, it's like watching Planet Earth, and you know, those guys they wait in a tree for six months, waiting for the bird to come out just to do his little mating dance? And hardly seems worth it but when you see the show it really is worth it? I feel that's kinda what Derek is like"
what is Lars and The Real Girl's Bianca like? -according to telegraph.co.uk- "Bianca is very much like a teddy bear to me. She feels like a security blanket. My relationship with her is the same as a child's relationship with their bear. It is intimate and they love it, care for it and talk to it. If they ever lost the bear, it would be traumatic for them.'
what is Nicolas Winding Refn like? -according to thefilmstage.com- "This guy, it's like watching someone step up to the play and point for a homerun before they swing the bat ... Even if he misses it's somehow more interesting"
what is it that makes you say I wanna portray that? -according to Cannes press conference 2011- "I think it's just, you know, when a song comes on and you just gotta dance. It feels like that. You could be listening to songs all night, and there are good songs but you don't need to dance to them. And then one comes on you just gotta have a dance attack. I don't know how to describe what that is, but it just feels like that"
what is falling in love like? -according to Dean in Blue Valentine- "I don't know, I just got a feeling about her. You know when a song comes on and you gotta dance ...?"
Above, the living proof of how difficult finding a good simile can be. Sometimes you could even faint ...
//3. the best worst analogies, similes and metaphors found in High School essays. Ryan is not alone in his love for similes and metaphors ... In fact, Bulwer-Lytton.com compiled in its site the best worst analogies, similes and metaphors written by High School students in their essays. Since 1982, the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst o all possible novels. Here below there's our very own private Top 5 of them all. Don't forget to check the www.bulwer-lytton.com, the place where www means Wretched Writers Welcome.
i. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
ii. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
iii.- Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
iv.- She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
v.- The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
//4. do you happen to know any other simile that Ryan may have used in an interview? Please submit it right here ... you know, it's like when you have some interesting info and you feel like sharing it, just for the heck of it.