ryan gosling isn't blonde anymore

and may also be ryan reynolds

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Cue the existential crises and panic attacks worldwide because filmmaker/musician/all-around good guy Ryan Gosling has officially done what some may consider the unthinkable—he dyed his sandy blonde locks a muddy brown/black. So kiss the blonde Gosling on the Notebook poster you have hanging in the hidden corner of your closet goodbye. 

The reason behind this oh-so-drastic change is, of course, his upcoming film The Big Short. In the movie about the financial crisis based on a true story, Gosling portrays Greg Lippmann, a banker who had a hand in the latest stock market crisis. Brad Pitt and Christian Bale are also involved in the movie, which is an adaptation of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by finance banker Michaels Lewis. So much for Gosling's "retirement" from acting...