may act opposite Hollywood’s hottest starlets, but his real-life costar is George, his loyal companion of many years. By now, George is famous in his own right, getting a special portrait session with photographer Hama Sanders. “This is my handsome friend George and some actor,” Sanders says.
Excess baggage? As if! The duo have been together for more than 10 years, and it shows. Gosling easily picks up his not-exactly-small dog for an escalator ride at Los Angeles International Airport in June.
George has worn his fur in a Mohawk for a decade. “Ten years ago I shaved a Mohawk just for the summer,” Gosling says. “And then, every time it started to grow out, he turned into a total jerk. And then, I’d shave it back and he’d turn into a nice guy again.”
Gosling, filming The Ides of March in Michigan in the spring, describes George as being “more interesting than I am.” During a Late Night with Jimmy Fallon appearance months later, he feeds the pup apple pieces that he bites off himself.