Ryan Gosling Steps Out in NYC for First Time Since Announcing His Break From Acting

By Tanya Chen
|  Friday, Mar 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:24 AM EDT
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Ryan Gosling Steps Out After Announcing Break From Acting

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Canadian actor and star of the upcoming crime drama film, "The Place Beyond the Pines," Ryan Gosling poses for a portrait, on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in New York.

Fact: Ryan Gosling may not be acting right now, but Ryan Gosling will forever be sexy.

The 32-year-old actor stepped out in New York City yesterday on the heels of his recent announcement to "take a break" from acting.

Standing curbside in Manhattan, Gosling was photographed looking handsome as ever in dark-rimmed glasses, a black hoodie and roughed-up combat boots. The on-hiatus actor was also carrying the book El Topo, from the film by Alejandro Jorodowsky.

Ryan Gosling shirtless, tattooed and holding a baby in The Place Beyond the Pines

Gosling, who recently wrapped up an untitled Terrence Malick film, revealed that his ongoing movie gigs are beginning to take a toll.

"I've been doing it too much," the actor said in an interview. ""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."

While the we await the hunk to return to the big screen, we'll just swoon over these pics for now.

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