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Ryan Gosling’s Epic Stunt for ‘The Fall Guy’ Shuts Down Sydney Harbour Bridge

Ryan Gosling has been causing a stir in Sydney after he was spotted filming an action scene for his upcoming movie, The Fall Guy. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge was closed in both directions from 3am to 10am on Sunday to accommodate the shoot, while the cycleway and footpath were closed from 5.30am to 10am. While star-struck pedestrians clambered for a glimpse of the Hollywood heavyweight, some commuters weren’t too happy with the roundabout route. Check out the footage below.

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Gosling was seen on set performing a series of high-speed stunts, including holding on to a shovel while riding on the back of a truck. But the shoot didn’t come without controversy, as Sydneysiders took to Twitter to express their frustration at the traffic delays caused by the bridge closure. Despite the backlash, Gosling managed to pull off the scene, which was captured on video and shared on social media. The footage shows the La La Land star performing a series of daring stunts on the bridge, much to the delight of onlookers (and the frustration of drivers).

In November, Martin Place was closed for production for the upcoming film, with the support of a combined $45 million budget from both the federal government and the NSW government, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. With filming also taking place in western Sydney and regional NSW, the state anticipated that the film would lead to $244 million in revenue for the economy of NSW, along with more than 4000 jobs.

Howard Collins of Transport for NSW remarked that it was great to witness the “iconic infrastructure on the global stage”. While Paul Fletcher, former federal arts minister, added that the project was estimated to provide thousands of cast, crew and extras with employment, as well as $244 million to the Australian economy.

The Fall Guy, a movie adaptation of 1980s television series about a crime-fighting stuntman, is scheduled for release on March 1, 2024.

Ryan Gosling 'The Fall Guy' Sydney Harbour Bridge

Image: Bill Hearne

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