Gosling Bank Robbery: Ryan Gosling Filmed Bank Heist With Real Customers

By Alex Johnston
Alex Johnston
Alex Johnston
April 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Gosling Bank Robbery: In his latest movie, Ryan Gosling plays a stuntman-turned bank robber. The actor revealed that he filmed part of a bank heist with real customers standing by, not extras, in the recently released “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

“I’m there with a gun and I look down and people are just smiling. They were just enjoying the show,” Gosling told the Daily Telegraph. “I think I spotted someone filming me on their camera phone as I robbed the place.”

The customers knew that the heist was only part of a movie, not the real thing.

“I’ve been thinking about a bank robbery my whole life [too], and I finally got to do it. 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,” Gosling elaborated.

He added: “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.”

His comments come just days after the red leather jacket that he wore in “Place Beyond the Pines” was auctioned for $4,100, reported the Los Angeles Times. The jacket was sold off to benefit a children’s charity in Southern California.

“I greatly admire Ryan Gosling, who, in my opinion, is quickly becoming the actor of our generation,” the film’s producer, Jeremy Rosen, told the Times, in regards to the auction. “Plus the film is brilliant.”

Alex Johnston
Alex Johnston