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[[caption-width-right:300:"Stay thirsty, my friends."]]

->''"His words carry a weight that would break a less interesting man's jaw."''
-> ''"He's a [[LoverNotAFighter lover, not a fighter]]; but he's also a fighter, so don't get any ideas."''
-> ''"He is the life of parties he has never attended."''
-> ''"His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man's entire body."''
-> ''"He can speak French... in Russian."''
-> ''"He once punched a magician. That's right. You heard me."''
-> ''"If he were to punch you in the face, you would have to fight off the strong urge to thank him."''
-> ''"If he patted you on the back, you would put it on your resume."''
-> ''"He once taught a dog to bark... in Spanish."''
-> ''"He bowls overhand."''
-> ''[[Creator/DiscoveryChannel "Sharks have a week dedicated to him."]]''
-> ''"He lives vicariously... through himself."''
-> ''"He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels."''
-> ''"When in Rome, they do as he does."''
-> ''[[MultiTrackDrifting "He once parallel parked a train."]]''
-> ''"He is... [[TitleDrop The Most Interesting Man in the World]]."''
-->--'''Narrator'''

''The Most Interesting Man In The World'' is an ad campaign for Dos Equis beer which began airing in the United States and Canada in 2006. It features a distinguished older gentleman who is quite the fascinating fellow, a classier version of the ChuckNorrisFacts {{Meme|ticMutation}}. The above narration is only some of his purported acts.

Might have inspired Old Spice's ''Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike'' ad campaign.
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!!This {{Meme|ticMutation}} provides examples of:
* TheAce: There's nothing he can't do and he's popular where ever he goes.
* AnalProbing: "[[AlienAbduction Alien Abductors]] have asked him to [[InterspeciesRomance probe]] ''them''."
* BadassBeard: It's even listed on the Man's organ donor card.
* BadassGrandpa: Look at his page quote; he's had an exciting life.
* BearHug: As in he literally hugs bears.
* BottledCool: In flashbacks he is doing something amazing; in the present he's at a party and surrounded by sexy women. He prefers to drink Dos Equis.
* CatchPhrase: "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Stay thirsty, my friends."
* TheCharmer: He is constantly surrounded by beautiful women who genuinely enjoy his company.
* CoolOldGuy: Again, look at his page quote. He's the kind of guy that neighbor kids will gather around so that they can listen to stories of all the cool stuff he's done.
* CulturedBadass: He's a fighter and a lover and trilingual (including being able to speak French in Russian).
* DashingHispanic: If he doesn't qualify due to his age, then at the least he was this when he was younger.
* DeathGlare: The Man's advice for self defense? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX6M7-rAFJE "The right look should suffice."]]
* {{Expy}}: Literature-minded people will notice that the Man looks and acts quite a bit like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway Ernest Hemingway]] turned UpToEleven. Scrolling through Hemingway's article on TheOtherWiki will present pictures reminiscent of the Dos Equis ads. Also, in the Paris section of the article, he is quoted as saying they are "the most interesting people in the world".
** He's also an expy of Fernando Lamas; the bar setting is actually an homage to Billy Crystal's ''SNL'' homage to Lamas.
* FriendlyEnemy: "Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact number."
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Zigzagged. While he has been seen ice fishing and posing with a recently caught marlin, the Man has also fed baby birds, befriended monarch butterflies and snow monkeys, freed a bear whose paw was caught in a trap, and once rescued a fox from a fox hunt. In fact, it's entirely possible that, considering the Man's track record and general charisma, the marlin simply jumped up on the pier in order to have its picture taken with him.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Invoked, but ultimately averted, when he speaks "on bromance."
--> "I have no idea what that is."
* LoverNotAFighter: But he's also a fighter, so don't get any ideas.
* MasqueradeBall: His thoughts on them:
-->"If the only thing that comes off at the unmasking hour is the mask, you have done something wrong."
* TheMedic: "In most countries his medical advice qualifies as a health care plan."
* MemeticBadass: All the tall tales about him are InUniverse.
* TheMunchausen: The frame narrative is him telling stories of his expolits at a party. All of them are strange.
* NoodleIncident: The commercials are all these; bits and pieces of footage from the Man's various adventures. Notable ones include speeding away in a lifeboat full of beauty pageant contestants, leading several foreign dignitaries through a cave with nothing but a lighter and a snappy tuxedo, and being chased by mounted foxhunters while cradling the fox in his arms.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: "He is forbidden from walking through cemeteries, because of that one incident where he raised the dead."
* TheParody:
** [[invoked]] In general, he's a parody of most any character who has a reputation as a MemeticBadass.
** "[[Website/CollegeHumor He always feels comfortable.... even when he shouldn't be. He once gave a touching eulogy.... for a man who was still alive.]] He once watched the entire ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy in one sitting.... at a busy intersection. His ignorance knows no bounds. He is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3RU_Z_oMGc The Most Oblivious Man in the World]].
-->'''Tony Hale:''' ''[in Dos Equis commercial pose]'' "I don't always drink beer, but when I do-" ''[his cell phone rings and he answers a call, getting up and talking despite the director telling him they're still rolling, annoying the two actresses he is sitting with]''
** Steve Nash did some parodies of him for some Vitamin Water commercials while he was proclaimed as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdNiXidfLcc The Most Ridiculous Man In The World]]".
** [[http://xkcd.com/621/ As did]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''.
** "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, [[BlackComedy I beat my wife and kids savagely]]."
** {{ESPN}}'s hockey analyst Barry Melrose did one as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-AXZlWfXWw The World's Most Interesting Analyst]]."
** Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnUXXdTogXg did one as well.]]
** Even ''Series/MythBusters'' got in on the fun.
--> '''Grant Imahara''': "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer ''Mythbusters''."
** And recently, ''Series/SoRandom'', a '''kids''' show, got in the act with Grady Mitchell as "The Most Coolest Kid in School". The difference? He endorses three different things!
** California radio station 102.5 loves to parody and poke fun at anything they can find...so it doesn't come as a surprise that they have a series of commercials about "The Most Annoying Man In The World".
** To advertise the ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' movie, they parodied this commercial [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NipMY6hUlSo with Puss]].
** A meme-generated picture read "I'm not always racist, but when I am, it's on Xbox Live".
** ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]]'' fanvid: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiPIY9yHCsg The most interesting Pony in the World.]]
*** Featured in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmzRSKArGOU official commercial]] made by ''Creator/TheHub''
** After a press tour by Vladimir Putin, ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' said that the Dos Equis guy may be the most interesting man in the world, but when Putin drinks beer, he does it with that guy's mom.
** ''RealTimeWithBillMaher'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW92RoJLTDg&t=2m33s Mitt Romney, the Least Interesting Man in the World]].
** ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' had Rat as [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2012/10/17 The Most Interesting Comic Strip Character In The World]].
** Through [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h6_o-rvB6M&feature=related this fan-made video]], ''[[FateZero Fate/Zero]]'s'' ''[[FanNickname Broskander the Great]]'' has now become "The most interesting heroic servant in the World."
** Similar to the xkcd example, ''The Argyle Sweater'' featured Creator/DonaldTrump as [[http://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2013/11/01 The Least Interesting Man In The World]].
** In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', we have Dashing Swordsman Julio Scoundrel in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0937.html this strip]]. InUniverse, Scoundrel has an endorsement deal with a manufacturer of potions.
--> "I don't always take damage... But when I do, I drink a potion."
* ParodySue: Obviously his exploits are silly (such as speaking French in Russian) and played for laughs.
* RenaissanceMan: This is a man of many, ''many'' talents.
* ShroudedInMyth: We see snips of his adventures but we know little about them.
* TestosteronePoisoning: This guy is what happens when you take a cultured badass and parody it.
* TheTalk: "He gave his father the talk."
* VegetarianVampire: "He once talked a vampire into becoming a vegetarian."
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