One of the more memorable commercial personalities to emerge since the turn of the millennium is the Most Interesting Man In The World, Dos Equis’ Hemingway-esque spokesman.
One might think Jonathan Goldsmith, the man behind the role, was, like most other actors, nowhere near as interesting as the man he portrays.
You have to be interesting.” An actor who’s appeared in an assortment of interesting TV shows, from Gunsmoke and Bonanza to Charlie’s Angels and Knight Rider, Goldsmith has hob-knobbed with the nearly every echelon of the entertainment industry.
As the piece puts it: During the course of his career, he worked with Burt Lancaster and John Wayne, Shelley Winters and Joan Fontaine; caroused with playwrights Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller; crossed egos with Dustin Hoffman; [and] painted houses with Nicholas Colasanto (the guy who played Coach on Cheers).
His entire story is interesting, as is his response to Dos Equis cutting him loose as a spokesman last year, so the entire article is worth a read.