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Ryan Gosling embarrassed over street-fight intervention [Video]

September 8, 2011 |  4:44 pm


Looks as if Ryan Gosling might be sticking to scripted heroics in the future: The "Ides of March" actor was left red-faced recently after interrupting a street fight in New York.

A viral video of the scuffle, captured by a spectator, showed Gosling breaking up two men who were getting physical over a painting. To hear Ryan tell it, it was none of his business to interject.

"I'm embarrassed," Gosling said in an MTV interview, below. "I think that guy really was stealing that other guy's painting, so I should have just kept my nose out of it."

One of the gentlemen was an artist, Gosling said, who had been visited daily by an admirer who eventually nabbed one of the artist's canvases.

"He wanted the painting so bad he had to steal it because he couldn't afford it," Gosling said. "So he finally steals the painting, and then he's getting his [rear] kicked by his hero."

"And then the guy from 'The Notebook' shows up and makes it weirder."


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Ryan Gosling in July. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times