So, please, please don't throw stuff at us, but we all know: You can't be at the top forever. It is just impossible. While there will never be another Ryan Gosling (in our hearts and our minds), with his recent announcement that he's taking an imminent break from acting
— and this is the time we ask you to refrain from hurling items in our direction — it's time to find the next adorable, hilarious, and genuine guy to step up and take his place. Because we need our memes, our hunky edibles
, and a new standard-bearer for all that is good in the world. Are we not throwing anything yet? Yes? Okay, let's set up some criteria:
Ryan Gosling is charming. He charms us frequently, so anyone that replaces him can't be too self-serious and also needs to have a personality off-screen. Also, Gosling can act
. So, any hopeful looking to fill his big Canadian boots has to have some chops, too. Our guy Ry also came from an indie-ish background, so a taste for the challenging adds some points. Lastly, the new Ryan Gosling has to be really really ridiculously good-looking. But that last part? Well, that's just a given.