Actor Ryan Gosling once tried to start a graffiti feud in his lawless Los Angeles neighbourhood. The Notebook star lived in the downtown area of the city until recently, and enjoyed the district's rough vibe so much, he took to vandalising local property with his own graffiti 'tag' in order to antagonise other graffiti artists. He says, "I started tagging. I tried to start a battle. I'd heard if you tag over someone else's tag, you declare war. "So I worked on my tag. Spray paint, stencils - I got down. And when I thought I was ready, I started tagging over some specific guys (tags). "Not one of them ever messed with me, man. Because my tag was so pathetic. Maybe they thought some drunk monkey got loose with a spray can."