Less than a year after he singlehandedly broke up a fight between two men attempting to steal a painting in NYC, the actor came to a British journalist's aid and prevented her from getting hit by a taxi. "I didn't remember to look the right way," Laurie Penny wrote of the accident. "An actor happened to be passing and stopped me from getting run over by a car. I said 'thank you.' And that was that. The actor happened to be Ryan Gosling."