Ryan Gosling is already considering retiring from acting, because he can't stand the idea of dedicating his life to just one profession.
The Notebook star began his showbiz career at the age of 12, as a 'Mouseketeer' on The Mickey Mouse Club, before landing critical acclaim for his serious roles in art-house films.
He is now gaining a reputation as one of Hollywood's top stars thanks to a string of high-profile parts, but Gosling is adamant he will soon grow tired of acting and wants to carve out a new career.
He tells Britain's The Independent, "I've been doing this since I was 12... I don't want to act much longer; I can't do one thing my whole life. I know there are only so many characters I'll be able to play. It will be over whenever the inspiration dries up."