10 Reasons — In GIFs — To Hope Ryan Returns To Acting

As Ryan Gosling steps back from the spotlight, here's why the world will wait with baited breath for his return to the big screen.

IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE... FOR NOW
Ryan Gosling takes a break from acting

Who could ever grow tired of too much Ryan Gosling? Apparently, he can.

The actor — turned Internet meme, turned do-gooder — has announced he needs time away from himself, which is part of the reason he is pressing pause on the whole thespian thing.

"I've been doing it too much. I've lost perspective on what I'm doing," he told the Associated Press while promoting his latest flick, The Place Beyond The Pines. "I think it's good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it and how I'm doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that.

"I need a break from myself," he modestly added, "as much as I imagine the audience does."

The Oscar-nominated Gosling, 32, hammered home his point in another interview.

"I just need a little break from myself," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I got into the habit of just having a lot of options, and then suddenly getting option anxiety, and I need to get a little distance and give myself and the audience a little break."

But the big screen heartthrob isn't entirely saying goodbye to Hollywood. As he steps away from acting, he moves behind the camera for his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, which will begin shooting this spring.

Now as the Gosling Nation mourns the loss of its leading man — for now — Celebuzz is looking toward the light at the end of tunnel.

Here are 10 GIFs to remind us why we will wait on the edge of our seats for Gosling's acting comeback.

Because he can be as badass as they come:

But is just as winning as a soft soul:

Or even a nerdy hunk:

Because his giggle is almost unparalleled (cue Anderson Cooper's chuckle):

And a simple smirk makes us melt:

And, well, this wink (be still, our hearts):

Because those moves belong on the big screen:

And he's basically Photoshopped:

But, perhaps above all, because this kiss is forever burned in our hopeless-romantic brains:

So, hopefully, it's not goodbye, Gosling — and just see you later. But we can promise we will greet him with open arms when he returns:

Which one of Gosling's acting roles do you most cherish? Share in the comments below.

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