Ryan Gosling Cops to 'Phony' Tough-Guy Accent

ryan_gosling_accent.jpgHave you ever wondered why Ryan Gosling -- a Canadian with extensive child actor and Mouseketeer experience -- somehow talks in real life like he is a surly, New York teamster? "As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough," he admits to W. "I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore. I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing -- a phony accent that becomes your trademark." [W]