The “Most Interesting Man in the World,' no doubt finishing another marathon because it was on the way, is checking off another item on his bucketlist. He's holding a fund-raiser for Barack Obama.
Jeremy Goldsmith is the star of the wildly popular commercials for Dos Equis beer. On Sept. 18, Goldsmith joins the ranks of a multitude of less interesting personalities when he throws a soiree for the Democratic Party nominee, reports Party Time, a project of the Sunlight Foundation.
Goldsmith’s character — a cross between Ernest Hemingway, James Bond and Fernando Lamas — has risen to the level of cultural icon in a series of television ads. Goldsmith is a fascinating luminary himself, having rescued a stranded mountain climber, saved a drowning girl, started several successful business and even been the self-described “greatest swordsman who ever lived in Hollywood,” according to a New Yorker profile.
Tickets, according to the invitation, are a reasonable $20 to $500 for the reception at a restaurant Burlington, VT.
Compare that to the $15,000 to $40,000 it’ll cost well wishers to pal around with Vogue magazine’s Anna Wintour and actress Gwyneth Paltrow the next night in London, or the $1,000 to $100,000 per billett to spend an evening in the company of the GOP’s Mitt Romney himself at a Sept. 21 gala in Los Angeles.
At those prices, there'd better be an open bar if you're thirsty, my friends.
- Sam Wood