Ryan Gosling Calls Eva Mendes The ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ In Santa Barbara Film Festival Speech

Ryan Gosling is gushing over the love of his life thanks to movies. The 43-year-old actor was awarded the 16th Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Jan. 13 and he gave a special shoutout to Eva Mendes and their two daughters. “Most importantly, I got to meet the girl of my dreams, Eva Mendes, and have two dream children. I dreamed of one day making movies, and now, movies have made my life a dream,” he said. Ryan’s entire speech was dedicated to films and the impact they had on him starting off as a young child, thanks to his mom, Donna Gosling. Elsewhere in his speech, the “Barbie” star thanked the two people who introduced him, “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig and his “Crazy, Stupid, Love” co-star Steve Carell, revealing why they both have been pivotal people in his acting career.