Gosling Reveals The Trouble With His Accent

Ryan Gosling struggles to speak in his native Canadian accent after he adopted an American twang as a youngster in an attempt to sound like his movie hero Marlon Brando.

The Notebook star decided to change his enunciation to try and appear tougher than he is - but now he finds it hard speaking in his natural voice. He tells U.S. magazine W, "As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore. I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing - a phony accent that becomes your trademark." (CL/WNJJ/ZN)

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