To begin, we turn to “The Mickey Mouse Club.” In what might be the best video ever, a young Ryan Gosling and a young Justin Timberlake chat with a girl group called Xscape.
Do you think millions of girls watched this and had premonitions of future hotness?
In another example of eventual hotness on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” Gosling teams with Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez and TJ Fantini. They throw pies.
Having moved past those sugary days of fun, Ryan Gosling took a more serious path to his eventual superhero-like stardom. The young man’s first role after ditching the mouse ears was in an episode of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” He played Jamie Leary in “The Tale of Station 109.1.”
Watch the full episode below. Or just jump to almost anywhere in the 24 minutes. Gosling is everywhere in this one.
Gosling stuck to the horror scene for his next step on his road to fame and life-saving. He appeared in a “Goosebumps” episode, “Say Cheese and Die” in 1996.
Perhaps in the interest of staying alive long enough to grow up and be hot, Gosling’s career took a turn to the historical with a 1996 appearance on “Road to Avonlea.”
Nice British accent, Ryan!
But perhaps Ryan Gosling’s biggest teen role was in a show called “Breaker High.” The soon-to-be heartthrob starred as Sean Hanlon in 1997 and 1998.
Yes, that’s a naked, underage Ryan Gosling.
If you don’t want to feel vaguely criminal about this, take a jump forward in time to a hotter, grown-up Ryan Gosling in “Crazy Stupid Love.”
The boy grew up nice, didn’t he? It’s all part of the celebration that is another year in the life of Ryan Gosling. Happy Birthday!