You've seen the Dos Equis beer commercials, but is the man in those ads really the most interesting man in the world?

You decide.

Jonathan Goldsmith is not a household name. His Dos Equis beer commercials, however, have made him a familiar face. Spend a little time with the man behind the ads, and you learn there is a common bond between the character and the man himself.

The following is a list of some of his more memorable life experiences:

* Hand fed a 750 lb. tiger.

* Met Jackie Robinson.

* Changed his name and then changed it back (Goldsmith is his given name).

* Been shot by John Wayne.

via Truly, the Most Interesting Man in the World -- Back Porch FanHouse.

Goldsmith doesn't mind the attention, or the compliments:

"The recognition is incredible," Goldsmith said. "We were having lunch today. A well-dressed gentleman comes by, and he says, 'If Bill Clinton and Robert DeNiro were there I would have kept going. Can I have a picture?'

"The nicest (compliment), a fellow says he was talking to his son and says 'What do you want to do when you grow up?' and his son says, 'be the most interesting man in the world.'"

via Truly, the Most Interesting Man in the World -- Back Porch FanHouse.

So what do you think? Does the actor live up to his character?