Seduction, concern, surprise, modesty, suspicion, intelligence — what part of Ryan Gosling’s anatomy can convey all these things in less than a second? Those delightfully scruffy eyebrows of his. As anyone who’s indulged in a Gosling meme or browsed through a collection of his red carpet photos can attest, the Gos loves to use his eyebrows to their fullest effect in front of the camera. Today, as the brows — and Ryan — turn 33 years old, we thought we’d give them the attention they deserve.
Where would Ryan’s career, or the entire “Hey Girl” industrial complex, be without his eyebrows’ rare talent in arching one at a time, or furrowing in deep concern and understanding? The answer might be here, but we shudder to think about it.
Happy birthday, Ryan Gosling’s eyebrows! And Ryan Gosling!