Jonathan Goldsmith
actor
Jonathan Goldsmith
Jonathan Goldsmith is an American actor. He began his career on the New York stage, then started a career in film and television. He appeared in several TV shows from the 1960s to the 1990s. He is best known for appearing in television commercials for Dos Equis beer, beginning in 2007, as the character The Most Interesting Man in the World, in which he speaks with a distinctive deep voice inspired by his deceased sailing partner and friend Fernando Lamas.
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When Actors Go Bad
Huffington Post - about 2 months
I would pay $10 (Okay....$20!) to know the real inside dope why Dos Equis beer chose to replace the journeyman actor Jonathan Goldsmith as their "Most interesting man in the world" in those beer commercials. He was perfect for it. But perfect or not, they go and replace him. They go from a dignified, refined and articulate elderly gentleman to a guy (Augustin Legrand) who could pass for Michael Phelps' unsavory, drug-addicted older brother. Shame on you advertising people. You're not going to sell any beer if you keep pulling dumb stunts like that one. Admittedly, because I have always viewed acting as a genuine "art form" (maybe not quite up there with writing, painting, composing, but very close) I strongly objected to actors prostituting themselves by shilling for predatory corporate sponsors. In fact, I hated it. But ever since actors--even some extravagantly talented ones--made it clear that they see little difference between being paid to play "Hamlet" or Willie L ...
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What Will The New Most Interesting Man In The World Do Next?
Huffington Post - 4 months
Heather Taylor He once cheated death… And death was perfectly okay with it. The newest Most Interesting Man in the World has arrived with a bang. Formerly portrayed by actor Jonathan Goldsmith (last seen jet setting off to the moon), the latest incarnation of the Dos Equis spokesperson is played by French actor Augustin Legrand. In the new Havas Worldwide New York commercial, the legend traverses the sand and Serengeti. Some of his impressive feats in the 47-second “Airboat” spot include whittling a football out of a coconut (and kicking it stadium style past a pair of giraffes), slicing a knife in half using another knife, and engaging in an outrageous sand dune race. He’s younger and scruffier. His tagline has been modified (“Stay thirsty, mis amigos”) and he’s joined by an adventurous female companion, but the enigmatic gent is still full of edgy mystique. And it taps into the character’s evolution for millennials well. As Toygar Bazarkaya, Chief Creative ...
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'Most Interesting Man' Numero Dos: New Face Of Dos Equis Ads Revealed
NPR - 5 months
Augustin Legrand is the new star of Dos Equis' popular ad campaign. He takes over from Jonathan Goldsmith, whose character was sent on a one-way mission to Mars.
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'Most Interesting Man in the World' Actor Locked in Legal Battle
ABC News - 12 months
Jonathan Goldsmith is fighting accusations he stopped paying his talent agency.
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The Most Interesting Cities in America
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Some places stay with you long after you are gone. While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, they've got something else, a certain indefinable quality that makes them hard to forget. They're full of adventure waiting to happen, and secrets waiting to be discovered. They keep you guessing. They're exciting and unpredictable. They are, in short, The Most Interesting Cities in America. I don't always need a Mortgage Calculator, but when I do, I prefer this one. Factors In honor of Jonathan Goldsmith (who celebrated his 76th birthday in September), we sought to determine which U.S. cities are most interesting. To do so, we collected data on the 200 largest cities and rated them according to the following four factors. Bars per 10,000 residents. Interesting things happen at bars. Strangers become friends. Friends become enemies. Fights break out. Stories are told. Passions are inflamed. A city filled with bars is bound to be a very interesting ...
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"World’s most interesting man" takes on new challenge
CBS News - about 3 years
Dos Equis pitchman Jonathan Goldsmith working for a cause near and dear to his heart
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The most interesting man in the world helps Vt.-based company raise money to fight dog cancer
Brandon Sun - about 3 years
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The most interesting man in the world is helping a Vermont-based company raise money to fight cancer in dogs. Jonathan Goldsmith is a Manchester resident made famous by his role in the Dos Equis beer commercials. But he's also a dog lover hoping to raise funds for the...
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The Most Interesting Man In The World Is Actually Really Interesting
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You may not know Jonathan Goldsmith, but you undoubtedly know Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man In The World. The two, in fact, are the same person. Goldsmith shot to fame in 2006 when his James Bond-like character started "living vicariously through himself," but in a recent interview with Esquire magazine, Goldsmith has unveiled his own overly interesting experiences. One of which, no big deal, involves saving a young girl's life. "When I was 18, I started out at the Fresh Air Fund for kids in New York City, and it provided an opportunity for kids with disabilities to do all kinds of activities," Goldsmith, 75, said. "One of the things we dealt with were quite a lot of epileptic kids, and when you have to watch 100 kids playing in a pool, thrashing around, it takes a great deal of concentration to determine a child that's having a grand mal fit or a kid that's just playing." "Years later, in Malibu, I watched a little girl play with all the kids, and something caught my eye. I ...
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LOOK: Arizona Candidate's Dark Skinned Photo Sparks Controversy
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It may be over a year before the 2014 Arizona gubernatorial election but things are already getting “interesting” between parties. Last Thursday, in response to being named “the most uninteresting man in the world” by the Arizona Republican Party, Democrat gubernatorial nominee Fred DuVal released a photo of himself with darkened skin and an attire emulating Dos Equis' Latino character dubbed “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” the Arizona Daily Independent reports. Media outlets have described the doctored image as DuVal’s attempt to look “more Hispanic” while critics have labeled the jest a “racially motivated minstrel show.” In a July 26 press release titled “Democrat Candidate Nominated ‘Most Uninteresting Man in the World,’” the Arizona Republican Party denounced the state’s Democratic party for being unable to “find candidates that people can relate to.” DuVal responded almost a week later with another press release announcing he had delivered a case ...
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HUFFPOST HILL - Mitt Romney Likes Firing People, Paying Taxes And Lemonade
Huffington Post - over 4 years
President Obama's campaign has become so reliant on softball interviewers it might behoove CNN to bring Larry King back. When it comes to 9/11 funding, the sequester boldly demonstrates that the U.S. Congress will never forg---something. And having already alienated 47 percent of the electorate, Mitt Romney went after the other 53 percent today when he said paying taxes is a self-affirming experience. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, September 18th, 2012: ROMNEY BACKTRACKS FROM '47 PERCENT' BY SAYING MOST NON-REPUBLICAN THING POSSIBLE - During a damage control appearance on Fox News this afternoon, the Republican presidential candidate... failed. "We were, of course, talking about a campaign and about how he's [President Barack Obama's] going to get half the vote," he told Neil Cavuto. Asked by Cavuto about the members of the military and senior citizens who are among the 47 percent who do not pay income taxes, Romney made the ghost of Milton Friedman shudder. "I do bel ...
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Meet 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'
NPR - over 4 years
Young boys idolize him. Old men stop him on the bus to tell him they want to "come back" as him. He's actor Jonathan Goldsmith, and he is "The Most Interesting Man in the World" — or at least he plays him on TV. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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I Don't Always Endorse Presidential Candidates, But When I Do...
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"The most interesting man in the world," the iconic spokesman from Dos Equis beer commercials, might not seem like an overtly political character. Giving his thoughts on the "two-party system" in one ad, the bearded gentleman advised in his gruff voice, "the after party is the one you want to attend." But Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who plays "the most interesting man," appears more willing to get involved in party politics. He'll be holding a fundraiser for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Tuesday in Burlington, Vt. Tickets for the event range from $20 to $500. Goldsmith has a house in Vermont, and he's been linked with the state's Democrats before. Earlier this year, he met with Gov. Peter Shumlin (D). The upcoming fundraiser could pay some dividends for Obama beyond the basic cash haul. ABC News noted in a report last month that Obama's Facebook fans are particularly fond of Dos Equis. Twenty-four thousand of them, or 3 percent of all of Obama's fa ...
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'Take This Waltz' Review: A Look At The Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams Indie Flick
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Today, audiences have the ability to check out all the latest releases from the comfort of their own home. The world of indie film has especially benefited, giving viewers the chance to watch buzzed-about movies that can only afford to play in a handful of theaters. This week, Moviefone offers a special look at the world of indie cinema, with the release of "Take This Waltz." "Take This Waltz" Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby Directed By: Sarah Polley What's It About? Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen play Margot and Lou, a happily married young couple living a hip life in Toronto, Canada. For Lou, everything seems to be going perfectly, but during a weekend business trip, Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome and witty artist, who just happens to be their next-door neighbor. "Take This Waltz" explores the complicated relationship that develops between the three individuals over the course of a sweltering summer. What's the Verdict ...
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DeKalb Schools Soccer: Tucker Tigers Play Today
Tucker Patch - almost 5 years
The 2012 GHSA State Soccer Playoffs open first round play on Tuesday with eight schools representing the DeKalb County School District competing for a berth in the second round. Three of the five boys’ teams open up play on Tuesday with only Class AAAA No. 6 ranked Tucker playing at home. The Tigers (13-4-1) play host to South Paulding (11-5-1) in a game set for a 7:30 p.m. start at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. Tucker is led by senior forward Solomon Roberts who has 15 goals (tied for 6th in county) and six assists and goaltender Steven Duffy who is allowing only 1.14 goals per game which is tied for fourth in the county goaltending statistics. In other Class AAAA action No. 7 ranked Lakeside (12-3-1) travels to Alexander (11-4-2) for their first round match at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Vikings are led by senior middle fielder Austin Smith (16 goals) and senior forward Nick Harris (15 goals) on offense. Lakeside has a pair of goaltenders that rank first and second in the county sta ...
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Take This Waltz di Sarah Polley: "un film sulla natura del desiderio" - Sentieri Selvaggi
Google News - over 5 years
Per la fotografia e la colonna sonora sono stati richiamati due membri della crew di Away from her, Luc Montpellier e Jonathan Goldsmith, mentre dei costumi si è occupata Lea Carlson, collaboratrice di un altro filmaker canadese, Bruce McDonald,
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A real man of the world - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
The beer's advertising campaign cast actor Jonathan Goldsmith as the "Most Interesting Man in the World," but if an actual, real-life Casanova were to be named, one who breathes elusive mystique, sporting prowess and, of course,
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Know-it-alls can become annoying facts machines - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
And then there's Data (Brent Spiner), the aptly named android in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and that hyperactive know-it-all in the Dos Equis ads, "the most interesting man in the world," played by Jonathan Goldsmith
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Sox Drawer: The Most Interesting Man in the World - CSNChicago.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He is played by Jonathan Goldsmith, a veteran TV actor who has appeared in such classic shows as Knight Rider, Eight is Enough, Charlie's Angels, and the A-Team to name a few. However, it's not Goldsmith himself who keeps popping up in the Sox
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jonathan Goldsmith
    CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Goldsmith was born on September 26, 1938, in New York.
    More Details Hide Details His mother was a Conover model and his father was a track coach at James Monroe High School. His family was Jewish. Goldsmith left home at 17 to attend Boston University and pursue a career in acting. Jonathan has made over 350 television appearances in his career. Among them was the role of Marvin Palmer in the 1964 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Blonde Bonanza."
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