Inspired by the true story of neo-Nazi Daniel Burros and the New York Times expose that revealed he was Jewish. In Bean's version, Danny Balint (Gosling) is a ferociously intelligent former yeshiva student whose personal identity crisis has led him to a fascist movement led by Curtis Zampf (Zane) and to virulent anti-Semitism. But even while leading his own band of skinheads, Danny discovers he can't easily leave his Jewish heritage behind.
Ryan Gosling is Amazing KHL at 2008-04-15 11:29:57
While most people think of American History X with its plot about the modern neo-Nazi movement, this film is very different and maybe even more controversial and complex. Ryan Gosling (United States of Leland) is unbelievably good in this, his character's anger is so palpable it seems like he'll explode off the screen. An unforgettable story that examines heritage, hatred, guilt, and violence and its consequences.