Ryan Gosling took on the role of mediator during an altercation on the streets of New York City.
A giggling bystander captured video from the incident on 8th Street in the East Village, in which the actor stepped in to break up a fight between two people in middle of an intersection.
“That’s the guy from the movies,” a friend points out. “What movies?” asks the camera-holder. “'The Notebook.'”
“Are you serious? Am I really filming this right now?”
The 30-year-old actor was looking summery in rolled up pants and a striped tank ushered the brawlers out of traffic. The film was uploaded to YouTube Saturday.
He is currently in upstate New York filming “The Place Beyond the Pines,” due for release in 2013.