Better actor: Jake Gyllenhaal or Ryan Gosling?

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Poll: Better actor: Jake Gyllenhaal or Ryan Gosling? (26 votes)

Jake Gyllenhaal 81%
Ryan Gosling 19%
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#1 Posted by deactivated-5cf823e3012e8 (449 posts) - - Show Bio

It's close but I think Ryan is better

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#2 Edited by EternalDarkFury (3404 posts) - - Show Bio

Gosling.

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#3 Posted by Lan_Fan (18129 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake.

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#4 Posted by KingOfWakanda (3213 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are good but Jake's better.

Gosling has two modes: Quiet/Stoic or Slick Talker

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#5 Posted by Supermanthor (22700 posts) - - Show Bio

jake

both are cool tho

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#6 Posted by skywalker95 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

Really close but Jake takes it barely.

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#7 Posted by SocaJunkie (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

It might just be me but I just don’t get why Gosling is held in such high acclaim, Jake takes this easily for me on range alone.

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#8 Posted by IndomitableRegal (17352 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake, though they're both kinda offputting in lead roles.

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#9 Edited by infantfinite128 (6340 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake. His Nightcrawler performance was the best I've seen from him.

I don't recall any memorable performances from Ryan Gosling.

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#10 Posted by Murmillo_ (63 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say Jake. Has more range in my opinion.

Though, I love Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines

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#11 Posted by Iron_Tiger (1201 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake.

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#12 Edited by TheAmazingSpidey (17931 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake movies I've seen:

  1. Southpaw
  2. Nightcrawler
  3. Prisoners
  4. Zodiac
  5. Enemy
  6. Nocturnal Animals
  7. Source Code
  8. Life
  9. Everest
  10. Brothers

Ryan movies I've watched:

  1. La La Land
  2. Drive
  3. The Nice Guys
  4. Blade Runner 2049
  5. The Big Short
  6. Crazy, Stupid Love

Based on what I've seen, both of them are great actors, but Gyllenhall is the superior actor, and has greater range.

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#13 Posted by sabracadabra (1686 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake. His Nightcrawler performance was the best I've seen from him.

I don't recall any memorable performances from Ryan Gosling.

Jake was amazing in Nightcrawler. For Ryan, I would definitely recommend Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Lars and the Real Girl. The last movie is not usually my kind of movie, but he was so good in it .

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#14 Posted by BullPR (6193 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Jake, but I trully appreciate both

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#15 Posted by Doofasa (2229 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake by far. 90% of Ryan Gosling's acting is a close up slo-mo of his face not doing anything.

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#16 Edited by Michaelbn (2946 posts) - - Show Bio

Jake's role in Prisoners solos.

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#17 Posted by PayneInTheAss (12503 posts) - - Show Bio

@theamazingspidey: Solid lists, you should watch/add

  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Blue Valentine
  • Half Nelson
  • Lars and the real Girl

for some other great Ryan performances.

I also prefer Jake, but Ryan can do some great roles.

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#18 Edited by TheAmazingSpidey (17931 posts) - - Show Bio

@theamazingspidey: Solid lists, you should watch/add

  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Blue Valentine
  • Half Nelson
  • Lars and the real Girl

for some other great Ryan performances.

I also prefer Jake, but Ryan can do some great roles.

I'll put em on the list!

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#20 Posted by infantfinite128 (6340 posts) - - Show Bio

@theamazingspidey: You haven't seen October Sky? It's not the go to movie to show off Jake's acting talent but it's a good family movie.

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#21 Posted by sabracadabra (1686 posts) - - Show Bio