It’s a question that has perplexed humankind since the dawn of time (or at least the last five years): Who is the hottest Canadian Ryan of All? The top two contenders are obviously Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds. But like Highlander, there can be only one. Everyone has their favorite choice, but seeing as how it’s Ryan Reynold’s 36th birthday today, we’ll give him the leg up above Mickey Mouse’s old flunky Gosling. Don’t believe us? Well, our crack team of pop culture experts have put the two Ryans to the test, measuring them against all sorts of important criteria. And the results were pretty telling. See for yourself!
1. Spooky-Themed Nostalgic Television Moment:
Gosling: A 1995 episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark called “The Tale of Station 109.1″
Reynolds: The 1996 original TV-movie edition of Sabrina The Teenage Witch
The Winner: Are You Afraid Of The Dark is too scary. Sabrina The Teenage Witch has a wise-cracking talking cat. Reynolds wins. Clearly.
2. Super Hero Experience
Gosling: None. But there was that time he saved a woman’s life…
Reynolds: The Green Lantern, Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Winner: That thing Gosling did was pretty cool, but Reynolds has a much more bitchin’ costume.
3. Fellow Canadian Celebrity Former Lover:
Gosling: Rachel McAdams
Reynolds: Alanis Morissette
The Winner: Come on, guys, no one can stand up to the woman behind Jagged Little Pill! Rachel McAdam’s is definitely cool, but will she go down on you in a theater? Point to Reynolds.
4. Non-Canadian Celebrity Former Lover:
Gosling: Sandra Bullock
Reynolds: Scarlett Johansson
The Winner: ScarJo trumps America’s Sweetheart.
5. Romantic Success With Blake Lively:
Gosling: Briefly dated in December 2010
Reynolds: Married in September 2012
The Winner: Reynolds put a ring on it. He wins.
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*Psssst….OK, we’re actually Team Gosling. But it’s Reynold’s big day, so we have to be nice to him. Keep it on the DL!
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