Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are really playing up their chemistry in the buildup to The Nice Guys release next week. Both appeared on The Late Show on Thursday to joke around with Stephen Colbert, but Gosling came prepared with a heavy arsenal of jokes and Lord of the Rings trivia. The latter comes thanks to his mother, and it seems to be the first time that Stephen Colbert has been stumped by a question about J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy epic.
I’m not sure it actually counts, but I would count it as a victory for the legendary Baby Goose. Wear the crown with pride.