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Ryan Gosling’s new gig as Ken in the upcoming Barbie movie is shaping up to be the role of a lifetime for the 42-year-old. The Canadian actor, who stars opposite Margot Robbie, has been popping up around the globe as part of a promotional effort for the new movie. While Barbie specifics are being kept under wraps, he has let slip some enticing details about Ken.

“Ken’s got no money, he’s got no job, he’s got no car, he’s got no house,” Gosling told Entertainment Tonight. “He’s going through some stuff.”

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While Ken might be struggling, Gosling’s career is anything but. Following a four-year hiatus, Gosling returned to the big screen with some of the hottest roles of his career, including The Gray Man (2022), Barbie and next year’s highly anticipated The Fall Guy (2024). Avoiding the child star curse, the former The All New Mickey Mouse Club star has become one of the most in-demand leading men of the decade.

Here is everything you need to know about Gosling, from his early days on the Disney Channel to his current estimated net worth.

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How did Ryan Gosling become famous?

Gosling got his start as a child actor in the '90s on The All New Mickey Mouse Club at age 12. He appeared alongside now-superstars Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. He followed up with small guest roles in series like Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps. At 22, he finally struck movie gold with The Notebook (2004).

Gosling starred alongside Rachel McAdams in the hit adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. From there, he went on to star in movies like Half Nelson (2006) and Lars and the Real Girl (2007). By the turn of the decade, he was a household name, thanks to starring roles in movies like Blue Valentine (2010), Drive (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and The Ides of March (2011).

He followed up with a pair of life-changing roles: He met his future wife, Eva Mendes, on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) and picked up his first Oscar nomination for La La Land (2016). After starring in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and First Man (2018), Gosling took a break from acting to spend time with his wife and two children, Esmeralda and Amada. “I wanted to spend as much time as I could with them,” he told GQ. After spending time with his family, Gosling told the pub he felt more able to treat acting like a job.

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What is Ryan Gosling’s net worth?

Ryan Gosling’s estimated net worth is $70 million. In addition to acting, he performs in the band Dead Man’s Bones and has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer. He's also starred in a Gucci campaign.

How much did Ryan Gosling make for The Notebook?

Gosling’s salary for The Notebook hasn’t been disclosed, but it was early enough in his movie career that he most likely made around the $1 million range. Not too bad for a movie with a $29 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo.

How much did Ryan Gosling make for The Nice Guys?

Gosling was paid more than $7 million for The Nice Guys, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His co-star, Russell Crowe, was similarly compensated.

How much did Ryan Gosling make for La La Land?

Gosling’s La La Land payday isn’t publicly available, but in 2017 Forbes estimated his total annual income at $29 million (which includes his 2016 La La Land salary, among other earnings).

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How much did Ryan Gosling make for First Man?

Gosling made about $6.5 million for First Man, according to Variety. The movie was Gosling's last venture before he took a hiatus to spend time with his family.

How much did Ryan Gosling make for The Gray Man?

Gosling earned roughly $20 million for his role in The Gray Man, according to Variety. The fee includes the movie’s streaming backend buyout.

How much did Ryan Gosling make for Barbie?

Gosling made about $12.5 million for his role as Ken in Barbie, according to Variety. His salary was reportedly equal to that of co-star Margot Robbie.

How much does Ryan Gosling make per movie?

Although Ryan Gosling doesn’t have a publicly available set fee per movie, he is at a point in his career where he can most likely expect to earn a minimum of $5 million-$10 million for major blockbuster roles. That doesn't mean he won't take a smaller salary for indie films are passion projects.

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