Gosling is rarely without some facial hair. While a man doesn't need to have hairless skin to look good on the red carpet, he shouldn't give the impression that he lives alone in the woods. In his earlier, less fashionable days, Gosling showed up to formal events with an unkempt beard, and no matter how nice his suit was, his facial hair always distracted from his tailored clothing. Of course, Gosling still shows up to premieres and award shows with facial hair, but now he's more well-groomed. This look lets him keep a gruff appearance without distracting our attention.