After a worldwide press tour and the anticipation for [Fifty Shades of Grey](movie:391697) premiering this week, it's common knowledge that Jamie Dornan was an accomplished model before donning all those grey ties. Now that his career is taking off, however, it's easy to get lost in his ascent to superstardom.
But if his modeling portfolio is any indication, Dornan had the smolder and the command of the camera down before he even caught the acting bug. Here's five times Dornan was rehearsing as Christian Grey before the books were even written.
1. Aiming for the stars
I was certainly not aware that Dornan was such a well-esteemed model that he worked with powerhouses as renowned as Kate Moss. In this spread for Calvin Klein Jeans, he shows off his...flexibility.
2. Role reversal
The guys with a dominant streak typically know what it's like to be on the bottom. Here, Dornan takes on the submissive role to this female drill sergeant.
3. Black and white with few clothes in sight
Photographers seemed to have a problem putting Dornan in a shirt. A curious phenomenon for a fashion spread, but it certainly helped get his name out there!
4. More celebrity pals
Obviously, there was a sale on body oil when Dornan and Eva Mendes went shopping together before this photo shoot. They slathered some on to cool down in the summer heat, and then collapsed from heat exhaustion. Luckily, a Calvin Klein photographer was their to capture the moment.
I wonder if Ryan Gosling ever looks at this picture and seethes.
5. Sometimes he even has a shirt on!
While not ideal, he still looks good all dressed up. He's clearly carrying that "I'm too rich to look at you" vibe here, which definitely works for Grey.
So, now that you're all caught up on the Jamie Dornan from yesteryear, are you even more excited to see him on the big screen this weekend?
With these photographs as an indicator, how do you think he'll perform as Christian Grey?
Are you happy that Jamie Dornan will be bring Grey to life in 'Fifty Shades'?