Norman Reedus is best known as Daryl Dixon from AMC's The Walking Dead. But before he became famous for playing one of the few tolerable people to survive the apocalypse, he got his break by getting hilariously drunk at a party. Apparently, Hollywood really is a "fake it 'til you make it" kinda place: Reedus got hammered at an industry party and started screaming at people, but because he did it while wearing women's glasses (which he'd stolen from one of his fellow party-goers), a producer confused his ordinary belligerence for the special belligerence of a budding celebrity, and offered him a part in a play. This eventually led to Reedus nabbing his first film role, and even landing a job as a Prada model in 1997. Reedus is rather handsome now, but back in the day, he was David-Bowie-level gorgeous.
Ground Control to Major Damn.
The Prada gig ended after a week, though, when Reedus used an expensive sweater to mop up a spilled beverage. Because you can lead a man to fucks, but you can't make him give one. He went on to model for Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Gap, and Levi's, until he was hit by an 18-wheeler in 2005 and thrown through the windshield of his car. He had a titanium eye socket implanted in his skull and four screws in his nose. After that, he was obviously perfect for The Walking Dead, since he basically was one.
He still occasionally models, because damn.