WATCH: Whatever Happend To The Guy In The Dire Straits Video?

The Dire Straits Video Guy

Showbusiness is a fickle endeavor. Many’s the iconic presence that once appeared to be a permanent fixture in everyone’s lives but now struggles to take their notoriety and do anything worthwhile with it. Some can’t handle the transition, and lose themselves in drink or drugs, some simply turn their back on the world and start life afresh. But none of them escape unscathed.

So, huge thanks to YouTuber  for tracking down one of the biggest stars of the ’80s, and convincing him to break cover once more, to stick his head above the parapet and tell his sad story.

Ladies and gentlemen I present, the guy from the video to “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits.

And here he is, in his prime:

Note: I don’t think he wants his MTV any more…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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