GEORGE |jôrj| It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of George is "farmer". Saint George, a knight who became the patron saint of England, achieved legendary status through the medieval story of his struggle with a fire-breathing dragon, symbolic of the devil. There are thirty three variants of the name: Egor, Georas, Geordi, Geordie, Georg, Georges, Georgi, Georgie, Georgio, Georgios, Georgiy, Georgy, Gheorghe, Giorgi, Giorgio, Giorgios, Giorgius, Goran, Gyorgy, Gyuri, Igor, Jerzy, Jiri, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorgen, Jurgen, Jurek, Jurik, Yorick, Yorik, Yurik and Ygor.
//2.- George Gosling aka The George Ryan Gosling's mongrel canine son. A logic step coming from a werewolf ... George and Ryan met at Los Angeles Pound sometime around 2000 and they have been together ever since. One of the first pictures that document their relationship dated April 2001, at Animal Avengers Charity Party.
Ryan Gosling about his alter ego George Gosling: -according to guardian.co.uk- 'He looks like a little guy in a suit, and he doesn't like it that he's a dog, you can tell'
Updated July 27th 2011 //3.- the breed A lot has been written about George's origins. People squeeze their brains trying to figure out what kinds of breeds are needed to create such a gorgeous canine hunk. Some claim he has some briard, terrier or even perhaps some irish wolfhound genes on him. But Larry Carroll -LA's writer, producer, reporter and man about town- had the chance to ask Mr Gosling about his breed, and this is what he revealed about it. Thanks so much Larry Carroll for everything!
-according to Larry Carroll- "Just shared an elevator with Ryan Gosling and his enormous, mohawked dog George. Asked what breed, Ryan said it's a 'Jim Henson creation' "
-according to collider.com by Matt Goldberg- Matt Golsberg: "What kind of dog?"
Ryan Gosling: "He's just a mutt. He looks like Jim Henson made him."
Matt Goldberg: "Appreciated your comment about the Muppet guys in the movie."
Ryan Gosling: "I said that 'cause that's who [directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa] remind me of. When we're working they're just like the two old guys from "The Muppet Show" heckling us from the rafters. "Be funnier!"
Updated July 23rd 2011 // 4.- The Muppet's father: Ryan Henson ... or Jim Gosling Larry's words on Jim Henson have brought to the table an old debate that seemed forgotten. On February 4th 2008 it was announced that screenplay "Henson" by Robert D Slane had been purchased for production and distribution by Empire Film Group. Even though Empire Film Group's website never listed Henson under "in pre production" or "in development", the guys of ToughPigs.com organized a fake contest to see "who could fill the shoes of the man behind the frog" (Jim Henson, that is).
In February 27th 2008 ToughPigs' announced their readers' suggestions and Ryan Gosling was definitely Da Man Behind The Frog. The impeccable photoshop image sent by Brad rocketed Gosling to the first place.
On the right, Ryan Gosling as Jim Henson by Brad. Please click to enlarge.
Would you like to read about another connection between Sesame Street and Ryan Gosling? Don't forget to check Half Nelson's entry, epigraph 16th (distressed motion picture).
//5.- details -according to George's myspace- Visitor surely will enjoy knowing some facts about The George. Here below there are some tidbits about his personal life.
Hometown: L.A Pound
Religion : Scientologist
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Children: I don't want kids.
Smoke/Drink: No / Yes
Education: Some college.
//4.- interests -according to George's myspace- These are a handful of things that catches George's attention. As reader can see, this gentleman, is fond of diverse art's manifestations. On the left George travels a lot. But he doesn't need to take the bus ... he takes The Gos.
General: Tennis balls.
Music: Raffi songs.
TV : The Littlest Hobo.
Books: "The Incredible Journey" by Sheila Burnford.
Heroes: Rod Steiger.
Who he'd like to meet: Lassie, Alec Baldwin, and Gore Vidal.
If visitor feels like taking a look at some pictures of George -like a tongue's close up, playing with his tennis ball, ready for Saint Patrick or a video where he shakes like a polaroid picture, please visit The George's old school myspace.
// 6.- Ryan about George -according to cw11- When promoting the movie Lars and the Real Girl, Gosling was asked how did he cope with loneliness in real life, which he answered: "I got a dog, you know, George, we've been together for seven years now, he goes everywhere with me so I don't get lonely"
// 7.- the travelling dog Several public graphic documents proof that George Gosling is such a globe trotter. He's been seen accompanying his human mate in several events, film locations, hotels and airports. Only the red carpet is missing ... yet. Thanks Eileen for the pictures that illustrate this entry!
George and Ryan at Animal Avengers Charity Party, April 2001.
George, Ryan, Rachel and stepbrother talking a walk in the park, Dec 3rd 2005
George, Ryan and Rachel. Pretend I'm not here ... Oct 2006
George starring a home movie, February 2009
George and Ryan, Love is Blind, April 3rd 2010
George carried by his human father, LAX airport (after L.A Film Festival screening of Drive ( June 17th 2011 )
To see some pictures of guys and their dogs, please take a look at Guys and Dogs Tumblr
// 8.- George in Drag -courtesy of Kirsten Duns and Kirsten Wiig- Kirsten Dunst recently revealed that while filming All Good Things she goofed around with co-star Ryan Gosling's dog George. She recalled when co-star Kristen Wigg was on set, they both "dressed Ryan's dog up a little bit one day." She elaborated on her canine caper, saying:
Dunst: "We kidnapped the dog. We put high heels on the dog, and old-timey hats. And we took funny pictures and wrote what he was doing."
When Ryan found his boy George dressed like a lady, Dunst recalls with a laugh, "He was going, 'What are you doing to my dog?' ... "I love that dog," the actress said.
More on Kirstens and George -according to nbcnewyork.com- "Once we abducted Ryan's dog and dressed him up and shot a bunch of pictures, and sent them back to Ryan over e-mail with all these weird messages from his dog," laughs Dunst. "I had the best time with her. It was a relief, because it was such a heavy movie, so to have her around was really, really fun."
// 9.- furhawk It's a proven fact that, like married couples, owners and pets look alike. According to the words of Prof Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, many dog lovers, cat owners and even reptile keepers said they shared many of the same traits -such as happiness, intelligence, independence and sense of humour- as their pets.
Taking a look at the Goslings, it's evident that we should add to the aforementioned list of qualities the fact that both blonde gents have an imppecable sense of style. Doubting Thomas simply have to take a quick look at George's Furhawk to believe. What's cooler than being cool?
Mohawk: Hairstyle in which, in the most common variety, both sides of the head are shaven, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair in the center. The mohawk hairstyle is named for, and often associated with, the people of the Mohawk nation, an indigenous people of North America who originally inhabited the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York.
If the hair is to be worn up, brushing, backcombing, blow-drying, and twisting are required, as well as the application of sprays and in some cases other holding agents like white or clear glue, egg whites, cornstarch, or gelatin. The amount of time required for styling may increase considerably with longer hair or complicated styles such as liberty spike, sometimes known as a libertyhawk.