Jonathan Goldsmith, otherwise known as the the Most Interesting Man in the World from the Dos Equis commercials, tells The Hollywood Reporter that both Oscar winners have approached him for selfies.
“Like everybody else in Hollywood, I was eating at Craig’s and a waiter came up to me and said, ‘Would you mind taking a picture with Miss Lawrence?’ ” Goldsmith explains.
“Well, this was not Gertrude Lawrence, it was Jennifer Lawrence. I went over to her table and she was very sweet. I met her friend and we took a couple pictures.”
And Lawrence wasn’t the only A-lister to approach Goldsmith at the West Hollywood staple.
“Also at Craig’s – they have good food, good drinks and a good vibe there – I’m sitting there with my manager and Leo DiCaprio comes over. I almost didn’t recognize him because he was preparing for The Revenant.”
Not only did the bushy-faced star want a picture, he also knew the famous spokesman’s real name.
“He said, ‘Excuse me, are you Jonathan Goldsmith?’ Well, for years nobody knew my name except for ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World,’ but that started changing about three years in. So I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ Leo said, ‘Would you mind if we had a picture together?’ I said, ‘Of course not!’ It was very nice.”
Sadly, Goldsmith is retiring from the iconic ad series after a decade as the face of Dos Equis. But in one of his final ads, in which Goldsmith boards a one way space shuttle to Mars, the narrator reassures us, “His only regret is not knowing what regret feels like.”