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    10 Revelations From Ryan Gosling's 1999 Teen Magazine Interview

    Now all you need to win a young Ryan Gosling's heart is a time machine and a deep appreciation for jazz.

    1. He got beat up so much in elementary school that he had to be homeschooled for a year:

    2. His favorite TV show was Ally McBeal.

    3. He was a scrawny 6-year-old that used to run around in a red Speedo:

    4. His favorite actors are Gary Oldman and Natalie Wood.

    5. He’s an insecure guy, who did not do well with the ladies:

    6. He would date a fan!:

    7. So if you were on a date, he would probably order calamari, that's his favorite food.

    8. A date with Ryan might include cuddling on the couch watching East of Eden, that's his favorite movie.

    9. And if it came down to sexy time, he would probably put on a Chet Baker album, it's his favorite jazz musician.

    10. At 18, he had deep philosophical wisdom:

    Quotes transcribed from an interview in Teen magazine.