• Sep 18, 2011
Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, looks like it will rank among 2011's most car-guy-friendly (albeit cheesy) movies. Gosling's character is named, simply, "Driver," and his sole job is to -- you guessed it -- drive. And drive he does, out-maneuvering a Chrysler 300 in a jet-black Ford Mustang GT in one of the action sequences.

Of course, Ryan Gosling isn't quite capable of a full-speed reverse 270 on the freeway, and Hollywood studios are averse to putting their marquee actors in danger. Thus, Gosling's driving was done by a double.

Moviefone.com talked to the man responsible for the wheelwork, and he has some good stories to tell. Hit the jump to hear him talk about his experiences on the production, including an unlikely goof that wound up being in the film's climax.



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      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      First time I've heard of a film which won a major prize at Cannes (Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn) get described as "cheesy".
      theblackporsche
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fantastic movie! I think most people won't like it because they won't get it or what it's attempting to be, but it's better than 95% of the trash studios crap out these days. Can't wait to see it again.
      leezy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I believe the movie is called "Drive" :)
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      The movie is "drive". Not "driver".
      metalmatrix7
      • 3 Years Ago
      anyone else notice the topless stripper?
      JWolfe
      • 3 Years Ago
      "(albeit cheesy)" http://web19.twitpic.com/img/401559896-424dd7e87c835ceb6f20480b1d02e6ba.4e768600-full.gif Did you even watch it?
      joe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very good movie, not your typical boom boom boom EXPLOSION movie (thank god). If your above the age of 12 and have any sense of taste you will enjoy this movie.
      bomgd3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saw the movie last night and hated it. Typical auteur indie hipster crap that thinks silence is profound. Some kinds of silence are profound, when you have a relationship. Just having your two actors stare at each other for minutes on end is boring and pretentious. Some good car scenes, but it really wasn't the focus of the movie. For example, in the first scene you hear the Impala revving through the gears but the car moves at a constant speed or decelerates.
        Michał Pingwin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bomgd3
        Face palm at "Typical auteur indie hipster crap," being stupid must be easy for you.
          bomgd3
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Michał Pingwin
          Actually, I just have too many priorities in my life to navel-gaze all night for $10. What makes you so smart that you can throw around insults that easily?
      s2upid
      • 3 Years Ago
      very good movie. Saw it at an advanced screening last week. You get dialog with no words and just silence. Great to see this director try new things. Its my favourite movie of the year.
      John Hance
      • 3 Years Ago
      To anyone who hasn't seen it, just watch the trailer. You get every bit of the action and car chases without the overly drawn out dialogue (and lack thereof) and useless slow motion scenes. I wanted to love this movie, but by the ending I was glad it was finally over. Overall a well made movie, but I certainly couldn't sit through it again. Oh, and the only chase scenes were crap. I know the budget was low, but a 300 keeping up with a GT...come on. The opening scene would have been awesome if it weren't an Impala.
      G
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw the movie and I give it a 6/10. It's not the silence that got to me. This movie was called "drive", so I was hoping for more than one driving scene. A few more thrilling driving scenarios would have been a blast.
      cotodecompton
      • 3 Years Ago
      This was the worst movie I have seen all year, you cant even take ryan goslings seriously despite is lack of dialogue. Not to mention what kind of "driver" driver around with one hand on the shift knob?
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