Ryan Gosling Breaks up Street Fight in East Village

By Patrick Hedlund on August 22, 2011 5:58pm 

MANHATTAN— Actor Ryan Gosling played the role of real-life superhero while helping break up a street fight in Astor Place.

The Academy Award-nominated star is purportedly seen in a video intervening in a street scuffle involving two men.

The video, posted on YouTube this weekend, shows Gosling approaching the men and grabbing of their arms in an effort to stop the dust-up.

"You know who that is, right?" a person says off camera as Gosling, dressed in a striped tank-top, steps in.

"That’s the guy from the movies. 'The Notebook.'"

Gosling has been spotted all around the East Village this summer, doing everything from dining al fresco to canoodling with co-stars.

His publicist did not immediately return a request for comment regarding the incident.

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