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Last week, during an interview with the Associated Press, Ryan Gosling revealed his intention to take a hiatus from acting while directing his first movie.

He explained, “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. [...] I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”

Oh, Ryan, you’re cute even when you’re wrong.

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Self-discovery is cool and all, but not when the fallout is less Baby Goose on the big screen. We get crabby when we feel deprived.

Aside from multiple viewings of The Notebook, the only thing that can get us through a Gosling drought will be if another charismatic indie actor fills the suave-and-sexy void. To that end, we’ve rounded up some likely candidates, all of whom possess that Brando-esque je ne sais quoi.

So hey, girl, get to voting on the hottie most likely to step into Ryan’s hipster shoes. It should be a guy you can picture blowing up over the next few years — a guy capable of inspiring his own meme, as well as a national freakout over a Sexiest Man Alive snub. Beautiful biceps are merely a prerequisite.