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TIFF encounters: What not to say to … Ryan Gosling

Actor Ryan Gosling arrives outside the gala premier of the movie Drive at the Ryerson Theatre, at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto September 10, 2011.

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An ongoing guide to the things a fan should and shouldn't say during encounters with movie stars at the Toronto International Film Festival. Today, Ryan Gosling, A-list actor, Canadian mega-heartthrob and Tumblr inspirer extraordinaire who will be in town to promote The Place Beyond the Pines.

WHAT TO SAY

"There's no need for the Internet to ask me to decide, because you are always cuter than a puppy. ALWAYS."

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"If you're a bird, I'm a bird."

WHAT NOT TO SAY

"You and Rachel McAdams make such a cute couple."

"Hey girl."

Up next: Jennifer Lawrence

Yesterday: Bruce Willis

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