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The child star first tasted fame when Ryan made it into the Mickey Mouse Club, growing up on stage with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
The Hollywood hunk got his big movie break starring opposite the stunning Rachel McAdams in The Notebook, and later turned to action-packed films such as Drive and The Place Beyond The Pines.
Which of his co-stars has Ryan dated and called "one of the great loves" of his life? What is the handsome actor working on now?
And why did a young Ryan throw his mother's steak knives at his fellow Kindergarten classmates?
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