2012 Year in Review: Top 5 Ryan Gosling moments

The past year was no disappointment whenever Ryan Gosling was involved.From vintage footage to saving lives to colouring books, 2012 provided us with plenty of Gos fodder. --Carly Maga

Ryan Gosling stars in his own colouring book

Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum

4. "Sexiest Man Alive" backlash Last year it was Bradley Cooper, and this year it was Channing Tatum. Both years Ryan Gosling was robbed -- at least, according to angry fans who protested the choice for People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." It proved that Goslings following hasn't shrunk a bit since 2011's epic debate. On the bright side, Gosling and Cooper seemed to have put it all behind them , so here's hoping we see a similar burying of the hatchet between Gosling and Tatum in 2013.

Ryan Gosling

3. 12-year-old Ryan Gosling is interviewed on "Canada AM" 2012 was the year of Vintage Gosling, as we rejoiced in the resurfacing of old footage of one of today's hottest actors. This particular piece of Canadiana is one heck of a time capsule, capturing 1993 TV at its finest: the graphics, the hosts's glasses, and a pint-sized Gosling in a denim shirt and tie, celebrating his recent casting on "The Mickey Mouse Club." Twelve-year-old Gosling is the definition of cute as he describes his excitement for the show that see him co-star with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears, and the first time he was ever "treated like a king." That would be something Gosling would get used to later on in his life.

Ryan Gosling

2. Young Gosling singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" and breaking it down It's almost enough to make you burn all the home movies of your own childhood talent shows because, really, we did not have movies like Ryan Gosling did in 1991. Nor did we have the pipes or the snazzy purple and red button-down shirt. Seeing this video makes everyone's life suddenly very clear: there are people who enjoy dancing and singing, there are people who are meant to dance and sing, and then there's 10-year-old Ryan Gosling. Also, Gary Saldivia, the owner of the footage, said Gosling "used to always carry around Bubblicious bubble gum and give me some." Even as a kid, Gosling was way more awesome than we will ever be.

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