Well i am really not a fan but I have seen few movies of Ryan Gosling including Drive his latest movie and i have noticed that he takes on disturbing movies like Anthony Hopkins. Has Ryan Gosling done romance or comed movies.
I am a bit of a Ryan Gosling fan and I think I've seen most of his films. You're right - they are not usually "mainstream" films, though that is why I like him too. He did a film called "Lars and the real girl" which you could say was a comedy in some ways but also about mental illness too. It's probably not for everyone as it is quite quirky, but it's one of my favourite films this year - heartwarming.