Ryan Gosling is a Hero, Stops New York Street Fight [VIDEO]

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on August 22 2011 3:50 PM
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Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at a special screening of his new film 'Drive' at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2011. REUTERS

Ryan Gosling is a hero after stopping a New York City street fight over the weekend.

The 31-year-old good Samaritan, dressed in a striped blue and white tank, shorts and blue baseball cap, was crossing a street in the East Village neighborhood of New York when he came upon a group of men fighting.

The whole ordeal was captured on video, thanks to some squealing bystanders.

In the video, one man is seen getting ready to break a canvas over the other's, smack in the middle of a road where cars were passing by.

Just like the movies, Gosling appears out of nowhere, drops his brown paper shopping bag and grabs the arm of one of the men. The Blue Valentine actor can be seen exchanging words with the group, before escorting the entire party off the road.

The squealing bystander who captured the video had to check with her friend, as the pair can be heard asking each other, Is it? You're lying, and Oh my God, it is . . .

Gosling is currently in New York City working on The Place Beyond the Pines, a film that reunites the actor with his Blue Valentine director, Derek Cianfrance. Pines, out in 2013, also stars Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes.

It will be a busy fall movie season for the Canadian actor, who has two films coming out. Drive, starring Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston, arrives in theaters Sept. 16, while the George Clooney political thriller, The Ides of March, comes out on Oct. 14.

Watch the video below for Ryan Gosling, actor-turned-hero.

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