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Debbie Reynolds inspired La La Land cast, says Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling says the late Debbie Reynolds served as an "inspiration" to the cast and crew of his critically-acclaimed musical La La Land.

Cast, crew watched Singin' in the Rain every day on-set, Gosling said

Ryan Gosling, who received the Vanguard award for La La Land at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Monday, paid tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds in his remarks. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press)

Ryan Gosling says the late Debbie Reynolds served as an "inspiration" to the cast and crew of his critically-acclaimed musical La La Land.

Gosling thanked Reynolds "for her wonderful career of work" while accepting an award for the film at the Palm Springs Film Festival on Monday night.

Gosling said the cast and crew watched Reynolds in the 1952 classic musical Singin' in the Rain every day for inspiration.

He called Reynolds "a truly unparalleled talent."

Reynolds died Wednesday at the age of 84.

She died a day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died at the age of 60. Fisher died four days after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

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