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Ryan Gosling: 'I'm Taking A Break From Acting'

Hollywood hunk plans to step back behind the camera for a while...

Ryan Gosling may be one of Hollywood's hottest talents, but the Gangster Squad star has revealed he is set to take a break from acting this year.

Speaking to the Huffington Post about acting, he said he'll be putting it on the back-burner while he directs his debut movie behind the camera in May.

He said: "I've been doing too much.

"I've lost perspective on what I'm doing. I think it's good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it and how I'm doing it.

"And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.

"There's a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film. I have done it. It's not my favourite way to work."

Ryan will be helming How To Catch A Monster, which we told you recently could star Matt Smith along with Eva Mendes and Christina Hendricks.