The Crazy, Stupid, Love star said that he was ready to explore other endeavours after 18 years on screen.
"I've been doing this since I was 12," he reminded The Times. "I don't want to act much longer, I can't do one thing my whole life. I know there are only so many characters I'll be able to play. It will be over whenever the inspiration dries up."
Gosling did clarify that he still manages to find joy in all of his projects and spoke of his "love" for the violent imagery in his upcoming film Drive.
"I love the violence," he declared. "It's fascinating how primal it is. We didn't really concern ourselves with its authenticity. It was more of a symbol of my character's emotional landscape."
Gosling jested in the same interview that he will only "make movies until [he makes] babies".
Watch Ryan Gosling in the trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love below: