Ruthless character previously played by Paul Muni, Al Pacino and now?
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Why he'd be good: In "Drive," he's just a driver, but Gosling's got the muscles and the chops to run the entire operation. The upcoming "Gangster Squad" should prove that he can play a hardened criminal.
Why not: For all his recent critical acclaim (including the upcoming "Ides of March"), he has yet to topline a big hit.