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Throwback Thursday: Ryan Gosling on Road to Avonlea

Ryan Gosling - actor, hero, Breaker High graduate - doesn't want to be a movie star right now.

"I've lost perspective on what I'm doing. I think it's good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it," Gosling recently told the Associated Press. "I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does."

On behalf of "the audience," what do you mean we're "on a break?!"

If The Gos doesn't want to make movies, he'll soon have all the time in the world - time he could spend on writing you Dead Man's Bones love songs and saving you from rogue taxi cabs and recreating scenes from The Notebook.

But hey girl, Ryan Gosling isn't really your boyfriend. He's just an imaginary one. And if Gosling isn't making movies, then he might as well have broken up with you at the Outback Steakhouse, leaving you crying into your Blooming Onion.

Calling "The Gosline," a phone recording of Gosling's dreamy-dreamy voice, is helping with the pain. (Blinkbox, a UK company who set up the hotline after Gosling announced his semi-retirement, deserves a Nobel Prize for their humanitarian effort.)

But really, all the world has now is the memories.

And at CBC, our relationship with Gosling goes way, way back to the late '90s - when Baby Goose truly was a Baby Goose, guest starring on an episode of Road to Avonlea titled "From Away."

Even then, everyone was trying to get Gosling's shirt off - which is especially unsettling when you consider he was playing a scrawny, teenaged orphan on a G-rated drama.

The video evidence:

Aunt Hetty would not approve. And we're pretty sure she'd call shenanigans on that accent.

(Where'd you say you're from again, Gosling? Liverpool by way of Australia?)

Gosling stars in The Place Beyond the Pines, opening this weekend - which may be your last "date night" in a long while.

Watch more Throwback Thursday clips of Ryan Gosling on Road to Avonlea:

TIFF '12 Canadian Profile: Ryan Gosling
Throwback Thursday: Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling Sing Together in 1993
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2011: The Year of Ryan Gosling



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