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The premiere of "Lars and the Real Girl" at the motion picture academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre Tuesday night was a reunion for stars Ryan Gosling Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in The Notebook, Half Nelson and Fracture. , Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. Biography
Personal life
Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (a prominent local New Orleans politician and councilwoman)
 and director Craig Gillespie, who joined such guests as Warren Beatty Henry Warren Beaty (born March 30, 1937) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter and director, known as Warren Beatty. Biography
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, Amy Adams and Rachel Leigh Cook.

Gillespie worked a long time to get financial backing for a movie he knew was a hard sell: It has Gosling playing a socially challenged introvert introvert /in·tro·vert/ (in´tro-vert)
1. a person whose interest is turned inward to the self.

2. to turn one's interest inward to the self.

3. a structure that can be turned or drawn inwards.
 whose new girlfriend, Bianca, is a life-size doll.

"Four years of pitching it, so we knew it was a hard sell," he says.

"Nancy Oliver wrote this great script, and everyone agreed that it was a beautiful script. Nobody wanted to make it.

"Eventually Sidney Kimmel jumped on board ... and took that leap of faith."

No one was more surprised than Oliver that her little fable got made:

"I never even thought about selling it at all, I wrote it for fun."

For Gosling, the part of Lars Lindstrom was a nice departure from roles like his Oscar-nominated turn as a drug-addicted teacher in "Half Nelson."

"He's just the sweetest, nicest, most imaginative, lovely guy, and you don't really read characters that are that good," Gosling says. "A lot of my time has been spent playing parts investigating the dark side, the self-destructive side of myself and of these characters. It was really nice to play somebody who doesn't really have that side."

"Lars" opens in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 and L.A. Oct. 12 and nationwide Oct. 26. For more on Gosling, turn to Sunday's LA.COM (1) (Computer Output Microfilm) Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. A COM machine receives print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and creates a film image of each page. .

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