02/08/2012 at 12:00 PM EST
As Hollywood role models go, you can't do much better than Ryan Gosling
Among the budding young actors under his spell is Josh Hutcherson
, one of the stars of The Hunger Games
, who says he admires Gosling's total immersion in the craft.
"I'm a big fan," Hutcherson, 19, says in a new video interview with Elle
. "I like his subtleties and how he really internalizes a lot of the emotion. And for me, that's kind of my style. So, he's definitely a big person to look up to."
As for Hutcherson's own personal style – well, that's harder for the teenager to define.
"My personal style has seen so many highs and lows. Probably more lows than highs," he says with a laugh. "Now, I don't even know what I'd call my style. T-shirt and jeans style now is where I'm at. Maybe a little rock 'n' roll T-shirt and jeans."
When it comes to date night, Hutcherson – who last year was rumored
to be involved with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
costar Vanessa Hudgens
– says you might as well go big or go home.
"I'm a big romantic, traditional, cheesy guy," he says. "I'm all about going to the beach, under the stars. That's a real 'date' date. Other than that, dinner and movie, that's just classic. There's a reason why it's a traditional kind of date."