There have been a lot of talented actors and actresses who have decided to try their hands at directing over the years and, while some of these stars have gone on to prove that they have just as much talent behind the camera as they do in front of it, there are others who have failed to impress with their directing skills. Among the actors trying their hand at direct is Ryan Gosling, who makes his directorial debut with Lost River.
Ryan Gosling debuted Lost River at the Cannes Film Festival last year but the film was heavily criticised by many, with barely a positive word to say about the project. However, Ryan has now opened up about the negative reaction to Lost River, insisting that he will not take the comments to heart.
Gosling explained to The Sunday Times Culture magazine, "I mean, that's their opinion. I read those reviews and gave them two thumbs down... there's a price to pay. Sometimes it'll work, sometimes it won't, but high school preps (prepares) you for this. It's not really that different. If you're trying to do your own thing in high school, you're going to pay for it and you're going to hear about it. It tees you up for the rest of your life. It doesn't really ever change."
As well as directing the movie, Ryan Gosling also wrote the script for the film, which boasts a very impressive cast including the likes of Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, and Eva Mendes, among others. Lost River is set to hit the big screen on April 10 in both the US and the UK but, for now, check out the Lost River trailer below.