Take a walk down nostalgia lane with us, thanks to the hit-maker that was Mickey Mouse Club of the 1990's. Check out this clip of teenage Ryan Gosling that's going viral. He's singing Jodeci’s “Cry for You” in full-on, sultry boy band style.
Can we please talk about those outfits? And the giant fans on the stage? And the body roll at the end of the video? Ah, the '90’s—we ♥ them.
All the usual suspects are there—Justin Timberlake (check out his hair!), JC Chasez, but how could we have forgotten that Ryan was part of the MMC glory days too!
Which makes us wonder—what else did we see Ryan in that we forgot about before “The Notebook” propelled him to mega-stardom (and official mega-hotness)? Let’s take a minute to relive our favorite decade with a little vintage Gosling trivia, shall we?
- Ryan auditioned for the MMC in 1993 to become a singer (according to IMDB).
- He was in the club for two years, along with JT, Britany, Xtina, among other young talents. Here's some more MMC videos for your viewing pleasure. Or you can just watch the video above again--we won't judge.
- After MMC, he appeared in teen TV favorites like “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Ready or Not” and “Goosebumps” (admit it, you loved those shows!)
- Ryan got his first lead role playing “Young Hercules” in 1998. Check out these pictures of adorable young Gosling in the show.
- Critics started noticing, and cheering him, after “The Believer” (2001—just barely out of the 90’s, so it still counts) which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nom as Best Male Lead. He also won the Golden Aries Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics for the role.
- Then came “The Notebook” -- who could ever forget that -- which led to instant celebrity status, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In case you’re wondering, yes, he still pursues his passion of singing. Gosling started the band Dead Man’s Bones in 2008 and is still an active member. He’s also an accomplished jazz guitarist. Does it get any hotter than this? No, it really doesn’t. Thanks for that lovely work break, Ryan.
Ok, now back to clearing that inbox.