Hot and Hotter: Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling

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April 26th, 2012

Hot and Hotter: Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling

--Bradley Cooper was recently voted the sexiest actor in America. Ryan Gosling fans were up in arms believing Gosling to be the sexiest man alive. Both men are serious eye candy, but how do they compare?

Bradley Copper was introduced to the world by HBO as a fling for Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City." His good looks and charming likeability quickly got him cast in a variety of other shows including "Alias." He made his film debut in "Wet Hot American Summer" in 2001. Since then, he has co-starred with big names like Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, and Robert Deniro. He has performed on stage, screen, and television.
Ryan Gosling came into living rooms as part of the "Mickey Mouse Club" in 1993. Since then, he has worked steadily as an actor. He's been nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. He won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award for the wildly popular film, "The Notebook."
Both men have impressive resumes, although they come from different backgrounds. Bradley Cooper was born in Pennsylvania on January 5, 1975. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Georgetown University in 1997. It was there that he became fluent in French. The bilingual heartthrob spent six months as an exchange student in France. He later earned a master's degree in acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in New York City.
Bradley secretly married girlfriend Jennifer Esposito, but the marriage lasted less than two years. After that, he was linked to Texas cutie and Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger. The duo split after two years together. He later began dating Zoë Saldana, who broke off her engagement to date the star. Bradley has a real nice guy image. He seems smart, grounded, warm, and sincere. The man can cook and openly admits to loving his mother. It's enough to melt the hearts of girls all over the world.

Ryan Gosling was born on November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario. The gorgeous Canadian actor was a successful child performer. He excelled in singing and ballet. He is an accomplished musician and released an album in 2009. At the age of seventeen, he left high school to focus on his career full time. Ryan has dated a string of Hollywood's hottest actresses including Sandra Bullock, Rachel McAdams, and Eva Mendes. He became a hero when a video of him breaking up a street fight surfaced on the Internet. He has a smoldering, bad boy look and won hearts by admitting to thinking like a girl in an interview. Girls all around the world swooned when he talked about his admiration for his mom and sister. A love of animals propelled him to join PETA. The actor is involved in a variety of charities and has travelled the world on humanitarian missions. He's portrayed as a hot, sensitive sweetheart with a slight wild streak.

The actors are different in many ways. Ryan admits to being bullied in school and having few friends. He struggled with ADHD and was prescribed medication for the disorder. He was home-schooled for a portion of his school career and did not graduate from high school. Bradley, on the other hand, excelled in his studies. Ryan has had a bit of trouble with the law. He was arrested in 2005 and eventually pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of exhibiting speed. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest. Bradley has never had a brush with authorities. The two actors come from different religious backgrounds. Ryan's parents were Mormon while Bradley was raised in a Catholic family. Ryan's parents divorced when he was young, while Bradley Cooper was raised by both parents. His father passed away in 2011.

Though very different, these guys have a number of things in common. The first, most obvious similarity is their great physiques. Both men boast six pack abs and are in great physical shape. Bradley won a medal as part of the men's heavyweight crew team at Georgetown University. They both have mesmerizing steel blue eyes and great smiles, and have both been in high-grossing blockbusters and worked with top celebrities. Both actors are involved in charitable work. Ryan spent time at Darfur refugee camps and assisted with the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Bradley spent many weekends working with LEAP, a nonprofit organization that teaches acting to inner city children.

It's easy to see the appeal of these actors. They both have big hearts and a great deal of talent. Their chiseled bodies and alluring blue eyes are enough to drive any woman crazy. They both seem like genuinely nice guys who one could definitely take home to meet Momma. When it comes to sexy, both of these men have it.