15Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling in the Mickey Mouse Club and La La Land

Ryan Gosling has impressed critics and wooed audiences with his career-changing, sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance in La La Land. Long before he found his way onto the Hollywood A-List, he was just another child actor making the rounds on kid-friendly TV. Children of the '90s probably remember him singing and dancing

alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Speaks, and Christina Aguilera on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club reboot, MMC. He also guest-starred in spooky classics like Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Throughout his early acting years, he tended more toward cheesy than charming, and hardly seemed like future Academy Award material. The 36-year-old actor -- and frequent subject of interweb meme-ry -- grew into his talent, though, and has proven to be a versatile and charismatic actor thanks to performances in Blue Valentine, Drive, and The Nice Guys. In other words, he's come a long way since his "Hey there, hi there, ho there" days.

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