The conversation with director Guillermo del Toro took place ahead of a screening his latest film, Lost River.
The film is Gosling's directorial debut.
Crowds stood in line to get into the discussion at the Vimeo Theater inside the Austin Convention Center. An overflow room was used to accommodate the demand.
FOX 7's Jennifer Kendall managed to get inside. She'll have a full report on the FOX 7 News Edge at 5 pm.