The Place Beyond the Pines sees Hollywood superstar Ryan Gosling on the big screen causing mayhem on a motorbike and it seems that this has fulfilled a lifelong dream for him. You see, Ryan has a bit of a motorbike obsession and he has revealed how he first fell in love with motorbikes, after seeing one in an accident.
Gosling told The Telegraph, "I was just a kid walking to school when I saw this guy get hit and this motorcycle guy was there just lying in the middle of the street. I went up to him and he had blood coming from behind his head. My first thought was: I've got to get a motorcycle. There's something messed-up with my brain... I then got a paper route and saved up and got a [motor]bike when I was about 12 years old. I sat with it out in the yard for about a year just pretending I was riding it."
He also admitted that making The Place Beyond the Pines brought back a lot of pleasant memories for him, "I loved making this movie. Initially, I just thought I got to rob banks on a bike, but actually it goes much, much deeper than that. It gives you a chance to go back and re-explore some early experiences when you were being formed as a person. You can investigate them in a different way," added Ryan.
As well as starring Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines also stars Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper. The Place Beyond the Pines is directed by Derek Cianfrance and is already out on limited release in the US, hitting the big screen in the UK this Friday (April 12).