Flashback Friday: Ryan Gosling in 'The Mickey Mouse Club' (VIDEO)

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Ryan Gosling is on top of the world right now.

He’s got a brand new movie, Gangster Squad, in theaters Friday, a smokin’ hot girlfriend, Hitch hottie Eva Mendez, and he was recently named PEOPLE’s “Most Wanted Man”.

It seems he’s giving other A-list actors a run for their money.

But how did he reach this pinnacle of Hollywood perfection?

Most people think it all started when he bared his soul -- and rock-hard abs -- as Noah Calhoun in arguably the most epic love story of our time, The Notebook. Though that critically acclaimed role undoubtedly sent him skyrocketing towards A-list status, Gosling was a star long before -- a child star, that is.

We’ve got two words for you: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

That’s right. The show that gave us Britney, Justin, and Christina, can add one more prodigal child star-turned-full-blown-icon to the list.

As a Mouseketeer on Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club -- an early '90s variety show, likened to a Saturday Night Live for kids -- a 12-year-old Gosling joined Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and other hyper-talented preteens to act out funny skits and put on carefully choreographed, soulfully sung musical performances.

Who knew Gosling could sing?

In this clip, a pre-heartthrob Ryan perfects his on-screen personas and learns the art of a dramatic reading. He even flashes the audience a quick glimpse of his signature smile.

Don't miss Baby Brit and the gang making a few quick cameos.

Check out the video above for a look at the role that bred our Most Wanted Man for his future acting roles.

 

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