Ryan Gosling Delivers the Performance of His Life in These 1992 Dancing Videos

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Ryan Gosling has been pretty much universally adored since he burst onto the scene in 2004's The Notebook. But did you know that he gave the performance of a lifetime years before, in 1992?

Just one year before he was added to the ensemble of the Mickey Mouse Club, Gosling was just your average dancing Canadian preteen, urging you to touch his 12-year-old body.

Ryan Gosling dancing circa 1992 (YouTube)
Ryan Gosling dancing circa 1992 (YouTube)

Several videos of a 12-year-old Gosling dancing at what appears to be some sort of competition made their way online over the weekend, to the delight of thousands.

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But Gosling's dancing talents are a many-splendored thing. He doesn't only get down to a new age beat, he's got an appreciation for the oldies as well. Here he is singing and dancing to Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog":

Gosling, fortunately, is quite proud of his earlier work, tweeting that he "peaked early."

Do you love Ryan Gosling? How about now that he can dance?