Credit: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images Photo: Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper at the Toronto Film Festival on September 7, 2012

Two of the sexiest men alive are hugging, you guys. Could this be the beginning of Hollywood’s most attractive bromance?

Co-stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper cozied up at the premiere of their new movie The Place Beyond the Pines at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival on September 7. Ryan plays a bank robber to Bradley’s idealistic cop in the Derek Cianfrance film, and though their characters stand in opposition, the two appear to be quite chummy off-screen.

Which is good, considering Ryan Gosling fans everywhere were up in arms after Bradley was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in late 2011.

Proving he’s both smart and sexy, Brad was quick to defuse the tension: Not long after earning the most important accolade of his career, the Hangover actor admitted to Graham Norton that Ryan is sexier than he is.

“Ryan and I were both in Paris this last week, and a friend of mine showed me photographs from the paparazzi. And when I say ‘friend,’ I mean me, alone in my room, looking at the computer,” Brad recounted. “And it’s like him walking around and he literally looks like he’s in a photoshoot, like he just came off the runway.”

By comparison, he added, “There are [photos] of me, and I literally look like the neighbor who never really comes out of his house, and when he does, you’re like, ‘Maybe you should just stay in.’”

Hey, guy, don’t stay in — step out with your new bro Ryan.

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