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"Stay thirsty, my friends."

"His words carry a weight that would break a less interesting man's jaw."
"He's a 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 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."
"Both sides of his pillow are cool."
"He once taught a dog to Spanish."
"He bowls overhand."
"Sharks have a week dedicated to him."
"He lives vicariously...through himself."
"He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels."
"His French never needs pardoning."
"When in Rome, they do as he does."
"He once parallel parked a train."
"He is...The Most Interesting Man in the World."

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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 Chuck Norris Facts Meme, with strong overtones of Ernest Hemingway (er, if Hemingway were Hispanic). The above narration is only some of his purported acts. He is portrayed by Jonathan Goldsmith, a prolific character actor with credits going back to the '60s.

Jonathan Goldsmith's iteration of the character was retired in March 2016, as the Most Interesting Man in the World left on a one-way trip to Mars. Watch his journey to the final frontier here. He was succeeded by Augustin Legrand.

See also Old Spice's The Man Your Man Could Smell Like ad campaign.

This Meme provides examples of:

  • The Ace: There's nothing he can't do and he's popular where ever he goes.
  • Anal Probing: "Alien Abductors have asked him to probe them."
  • Bear Hug: As in he literally hugs bears.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Among other things, he can slam a revolving door, and he once gave a pep talk so compelling both teams won.
  • Born Lucky: "His fortune cookies simply say, 'Congratulations!'"
  • Bottled Cool: 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.
  • The Bus Came Back: Jonathan Goldsmith, as the Most Interesting Man, showed up in a rare version of the Super Bowl 2019 ad for Stella Artois featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and Jeff Bridges, despite Goldsmith's version being retired. Few can say they actually saw this version live.
  • Catchphrase: "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Stay thirsty, my friends."
  • The Charmer: He is constantly surrounded by beautiful women who genuinely enjoy his company.
  • Cool Old Guy: 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.
  • Cultured Badass: He's a fighter and a lover and trilingual (including being able to speak French in Russian).
  • Dashing Hispanic: If he doesn't qualify due to his agenote , then at the least he was this when he was younger.
  • Death Glare: The Man's advice for self defense? "The right look should suffice."
  • Expy: Literature-minded people will notice that the Man looks and acts quite a bit like Ernest Hemingway. Scrolling through Hemingway's article on The Other Wiki will present pictures reminiscent of the Dos Equis ads. Also, in the Paris section of the article, Hemingway is quoted as saying "the most interesting people in the world" lived in Paris at the time (as one of his motivations to move there). He's also an expy of Goldsmith's late sailing partner and friend Fernando Lamas; the bar setting is an homage to Billy Crystal's SNL homage to Lamas.
  • Friendly Enemy: "Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact number."
  • Friend to All Living Things: 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.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Invoked, but ultimately averted, when he speaks "on bromance."
    "I have no idea what that is."
  • A Lady on Each Arm: At least once, including the "Cinco de Mayo" commercial:
    "Don't jump right into cinco. Start with dos."
  • Lover, Not a Fighter: But he's also a fighter, so don't get any ideas.
  • Masquerade Ball: His thoughts on them:
    "If the only thing that comes off at the unmasking hour is the mask, you have done something wrong."
  • The Medic: "In most countries his medical advice qualifies as a health care plan."
  • Memetic Badass: All the tall tales about him are In-Universe.
  • The Münchausen: The frame narrative is him telling stories of his exploits at a party. All of them are strange. And awesome.
  • Noodle Incident: The commercials are all these; bits and pieces of footage from the Man's various adventures. They 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.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: "He is forbidden from walking through cemeteries, because of that one incident where he raised the dead."
  • The Parody:
  • Parody Sue: Obviously his exploits are silly (such as speaking French in Russian) and played for laughs.
  • Rated M for Manly: Between his myriad adventures and his penchant for attracting beautiful women, he's definitely this.
  • Renaissance Man: This is a man of many, many talents.
  • Russian Reversal: A lot of what he can do is based on reversing situations such as sharks having a week about him and Romans doing what he does when in Rome.
  • Shrouded in Myth: We see snips of his adventures but we know little about them.
  • Silver Fox: He's very gray, but the ladies still love him.
  • The Talk: "He gave his father the talk."
  • Tastes Like Chicken: Averted. His sense of taste is so refined that he never says anything tastes like chicken. Not even chicken.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: This guy is what happens when you take a cultured badass and parody it.
  • Threatening Shark: Sharks have a week about him.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: "He once talked a vampire into becoming a vegetarian."
  • Vicariously Ambitious: "He lives vicariously through himself."

Waldorf: Should we stay thirsty?
Statler: I would. It's better than drinking any of THIS swill!
Both: Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!