Ryan Gosling Rings in the New Year for GQ Kicking off GQ's 2011 is 'Blue Valentine' star Ryan Gosling, gracing the January cover in a classic, simple suit.

The profile praises Gosling's indie cred -- "Gosling has shown a unique commitment to undermining the career he was expected to have" -- and is accompanied by a black-and-white photo shoot dubbed How to Look Like a Movie Star.

The story focuses heavily on Gosling's charisma and down-to-earth charm, coupled with his relentless nature as a believer. "I come from a family of believers," Gosling tells writer Brett Martin. "My mother still believes in Santa Claus. We tried to break it to her once, but she wasn't having it. There are very few believers in the world, but my mother is one of them."

Canadian-born Gosling loves Disneyland and visits it often, hearkening back to the days when he would roam Florida's Disney World as a 'Mickey Mouse Club' kid alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. "I loved the idea that Walt Disney had this dream of a place and then made it a reality," the actor, 30, says. "It's the same way I felt when I saw 'Blue Velvet.' It's so clearly one person's singular dream. The fact that somebody believed in their idea so much to make it a reality ... I want to be that kind of person."