A few Ryan Gosling look-alikes have been spotted in Iceland since and some of them made the news. Most recently, Gawker.com wrote a story on the matter.
An Army of Ryan Gosling Look-alikes Rises In Iceland
Unfortunately, the victim was not Gosling but a look-alike, quickly identified as 27-year-old Júlíus Pétur Guðjohnsen, who happened to be wearing a suit because he was on the way to a funeral. Guðjohnsen, who was uninjured, has become a minor celebrity in Iceland. Instead of the flattery any among us might feel upon being mistaken for Ryan Gosling, Guðjohnsen seemed a bit put off.
Júlíus said: "I have not been keeping up with this discussion." Being mistaken for Ryan Gosling: Just another day in the life of an Icelandic man.
In fact, he doesn't even really look like Ryan Gosling:
That might have been the end of it, but in the North, a challenger appeared. A blogger based out of the tiny hamlet of Siglufjörður on the northern coast of Iceland offered their local Gosling look-alike, 17-year-old Bjarni Mark Antonsson. This guy, as you can see in the image at the top of this post, really did look like Ryan Gosling.
Two Ryan Gosling look-alikes among Iceland's 319,000 residents! Iceland must boast the highest prevalence of Gosling resemblance in the world. And these are just the reported ones. Who knows how many Icelandic men who look like Ryan Gosling live in anonymity among the fjords and hot springs?
Ryan Gosling has apparently left Iceland. Does he have any idea of the chaos he caused? One thing is for sure: Frank Ocean, currently in Iceland, will not have this problem.
Gawker even missed some look-alikes, like Rúnar Svavarsson, one of the most popular right now.
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