12 – Ryan Gosling really plays the piano in La La Land.
La La Land is a 2016 romantic musical starring Emma Stone as an aspiring actress and Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist. It was chosen as one of the top films of 2016 in addition to winning six Academy Awards and seven Golden Globe awards.
For the film in which he played a jazz pianist, Ryan Gosling actually spent three months prior to filming learning how to play the piano—a talent he didn’t already possess. This role earned him a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination.