Ryan Gosling's absence from the Golden Globe Awards last night (15.01.12) was a mystery.

The Hollywood star - who was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and for Best Actor in a Drama for his role in 'The Ides of March' - was nowhere to be seen at the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles - but George Clooney hinted he could be in Thailand.

When asked where Ryan was, 'The Descendants' star told People magazine: "He is in Thailand or something. And you know what you do in Thailand.

"He's working, I think, in Thailand. He wrote me a nice letter, an email, this morning. You know, he's gotta work, he's gotta earn a living, he's a struggling actor."

Ryan is thought to be filming moving 'Only God Forgives', a mixed martial arts film set in Bangkok - and his representative confirmed he was "working out of the country".