Can Ryan Gosling regain his Midas touch in Hollywood in 2014? This is the challenge for this talented actor who has only one project in development, his own film, "How to Catch a Monster" that he wrote and will be producing and directing in 2014. He will be seen in 2014 in the "Untitled Terence Malick Project" but his film career seems to be in a disarray as 2013 was not a good year for him both as an actor or on his personal life and one wonders if his attempt to balance both made him unable to do either well.
The reviews of Ryan Gosling's performances in his 2013 movies "The Gangster Squad" and "Only God Forgives" were mostly disappointing and these movies followed his Golden Globe Award nominations for two movies as Best Actor in a Drama and Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. The unfortunate aspect of his 2013 performances is that Hollywood directors, producers and casting agents do not pretend to have long memories as they generally look back to an actor's most recent work to determine if the actor can work in their next film.
Ryan Gosling's acting performances of 2013 did him no favours and then the public speculation about his relationship with actress Eva Mendes makes a Hollywood producer or director wonder if he would be able to focus on his acting while his personal life seems to be in turmoil or at least not settled.
In 2014 Ryan Gosling needs to show Hollywood that he is once again the actor who captivated audiences and entertainment insiders with his 2012 performances in "The Ides of March" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" by focusing on redefining himself as an actor and getting himself out of the gossip pages. He has already made a move toward leaving the gossip pages by ending his relationship with Eva Mendes. His next step in becoming one of the top actors in Hollywood is to find a great script so that he can get back into the good graces of Hollywood producers and directors before they start forgetting about him and start looking at some of the hungry new actors in Hollywood.