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Ryan Gosling: I welcome getting older

Ryan Gosling "shudders" when he thinks back to himself at 20.

The actor will celebrate his 35th birthday in November, no doubt taking the opportunity to spend time with his partner Eva Mendes, 41, and their daughter Esmeralda.

While some stars worry about getting older, Ryan has a refreshingly positive outlook on the inevitable.

"With age, your perspectives shift. I shudder when I think about some of the views I held at 20," he admitted to German magazine Neon.

"I don't see any problem with getting older, quite the opposite! Ageing helps you to become humble and that's a great feeling."

Ryan started out in the business young, appearing on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club at the same time as Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.

Being thrust into the limelight so early on is often seen as a huge challenge, but Ryan is glad it all happened before he even hit his teens.

"I started as an actor when I was 12. Now I'm just glad I moved to Los Angeles at 16 and didn't wait until I was 25," he revealed.

"As a teenager I didn't have that fear of failure, I just did my own thing. But as you get older, you start to think more about everything you could lose. It's very important to try things early on in life, before that fear of failure sets in."

Even with fatherhood, Ryan is showing no sign of slowing down. He is currently filming drama The Big Short and also has Weightless, The Nice Guys and La La Land out next year.

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