Whether you are at a house party or a backyard barbecue, chances are there is a cooler or two filled with a few cold ones. There's really no need for commercials, it's the go-to relaxing beverage for many fun occasions. One commercial distinctly stands out though, whenever you are thinking of making a beer run.
Dos Equis knows how to get our attention and keep us intrigued. Their advertising features a man so cool, it makes this beer the definite beverage of choice. He's so sophisticated and so smooth, and it's no secret why he has been dubbed the "most interesting man in the world."
From 2006 to 2016, actor Jonathan Goldsmith played The Most Interesting Man in the World, and he has recently retired from this sophisticated gig. He has since been replaced by a French actor named Augustin Legrand, but Goldsmith didn't go out without a bang. They sent our favorite dapper guy to Mars in his last commercial, and it truly marked the end of an era.
Goldsmith's acting career started long before he was sipping on a cold one. He began acting in the 1960s and had roles next to iconic characters such as western star John Wayne. In the 1980s he dove into the world of marketing, and eventually graced our screens as one classy gentleman. It turns out The Most Interesting Man in the World is much more than a television facade.
Goldsmith wrote a memoir, titled Stay Interesting: I Don’t Always Tell Stories About My Life, But When I Do They’re True and Amazing, in which he explains his life struggles, upsets, and amazing happenings. He also goes over one of his most coveted and unexpected friendships, with someone quite monumental.
The Most Interesting Man in the World has befriended one of the most powerful in the universe. Goldsmith speaks about his friendship with former President Barack Obama, and it's more than obvious that Obama is a definite fan.
He describes their unlikely friendship as a "dream," and recalls how Obama first noticed him. Goldsmith met Obama when he was running for reelection, and the Most Interesting Man in the World worked as part of his welcoming committee in Vermont during Obama's campaign.
Goldsmith knew Obama was a big sports fan, and the Dos Equis commercials were inescapable at the time. "He was just starting his second run for the presidency, and we were invited to be in a greeting line of about 200 people. Barbara, my agent who is now my wife, was right when she predicted he would recognize me," Goldsmith stated in his memoir.
"Our 10-second photo-op turned into a several-minute conversation," Goldsmith stated. Their friendship grew past the campaign trail, and Goldsmith was even invited to a super exclusive presidential event, interestingly enough.
This interesting man was asked to be a surprise guest for the President's 50th birthday celebration, and he couldn't be more shocked at the unexpected — yet exciting — circumstances. "Life doesn't get any more interesting than this," he said. You got that right.
Both men were equally starstruck. "He had impressed me with his encyclopedic recall of the outrageous escapades of my TV character," Goldsmith explained in his memoir. A compliment from The Most Interesting Man in the World? You can't really top that.
Aside from his iconic character and his even more amazing friendships, Jonathan Goldsmith's memoir touched on the many hardships he experienced throughout his incredible career. From a young actor trying to break Hollywood to a marketing genius, this man has readers pushing towards their dreams.
Goldsmith's career was definitely not completely linear, as he talks about his random encounters that led to big opportunities — in business and his personal life. His failed marketing company led to his Hollywood comeback, and he changed the face of Dos Equis forever.
Goldsmith was in his 60s when he decided to return to acting after his marketing business tanked, allowing him to play one of the most iconic roles in television advertising. He's truly an inspiration to people afraid to take a chance and pursue their dreams.
The consensus is in: The world's most interesting man is definitely more than what meets the eye — on and off camera. Take a tip from this incredible gentleman and stay thirsty — never stop reaching for the life you dream of!