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Ryan Gosling: I'm no Steve McQueen

Ryan Gosling has admitted he struggled to keep up with Steve McQueen, the king of movie car chases, in his new film Drive.

"Well, I don't think I did a very good job but we tried," the actor admitted as the critically-praised movie premiered at the LA Film Festival.

Ryan explained: "We basically tried to make it like a guy who has seen too many Steve McQueen movies and has sort of fashioned himself after them, trying to make his life like a movie."

The film, directed by breakout Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, sees Ryan play a movie stunt driver by day and getaway driver for armed heists by night. British actress Carey Mulligan plays his love interest in the film.

"I like to drive, one of my favourite things to do is drive around LA at night listening to music," Ryan revealed on the red carpet.

"There's like a spell that gets put on you when you drive, when you get in your car and then you arrive where your going and you don't remember driving, also the movies do that to you."

The 30-year-old also confessed how making the film had turned him into a bit of petrolhead.

"I always loved to drive but I never really cared about cars," he admitted, "I kind of get it now, I see what's attractive about it."

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