Heartthrob Ryan Gosling put his muscles to use recently, breaking up a street fight in the middle of a New York City intersection.

The 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' actor is seen in a YouTube video physically restraining one of the men in an altercation over a stolen painting, US Magazine reported.

As a number of other people try to tear two quarreling men apart, the 30-year-old Gosling appears, drops his belongings on the street and manages to separate the men while trying to peacefully play referee.

A witness told US Magazine that Gosling asked the painter how much the painting was worth. The painter said $10.

"Ryan gave him a $20 and said, 'Does this cover what the man owes you?' The painter thanked him and said yes," the witness said. "Ryan said good, and continued on his way."

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