Jonathan Goldsmith — best known as “The Most Interesting Man in the World” until yesterday — is staying thirsty … for bigger, better gigs.
Dos Equis announced it was retiring the famous commercial character on Wednesday, and Goldsmith tells TMZ … he immediately got his management team on the horn to relaunch his film and TV career.
Goldsmith’s been with Dos Equis for 9 years, but before that he was a very successful working actor … starring in movies like “Hang ‘Em High” and TV series like “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” and “CHiPs.”
He says the Mexican beer gig was very, very good to him — about $1 mil a year for 5 days of work. And while real life JG counts Prez Obama and Richard Branson as friends, and clears active land mines in Vietnam — he’s hoping for new roles to break the ‘Most Interesting Man’ mold.
At least Dos Equis is sending him off with a bang …