Ryan is like a mixture of James Stewart, Charles Bronson, Alain Delon, Lee Marvin and little bit of Marcello Mastroianni. If you look at him on screen, your eye automatically goes to him. Very few people are born with that. And very few actors who have that also have the guts to pursue the movies they want to do, rather than take the dream machine offered to them. It takes a lot of integrity to do the things he has done. He’s like the Velvet Underground or the Ramones.
Nicolas Winding Refn