Best of 2011

Ryan Gosling: Mr. Hot Shots

The Ides of March actor had a busy year – being simply irresistible

TAKE NOTES, GENTLEMEN

While Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are celebrating the birth of their first child, we're also celebrating the anniversary of our love affair with the actor, which began when The Notebook hit theaters 10 years ago on June 25, 2004. Starring opposite Rachel McAdams, he cemented his heartthrob status and reminded us why rainy days aren't so bad, after all. Oh, Ryan, you said it best: "It wasn't over. It still isn't over." Also, if you're a bird, we are all birds.