Top 5 Real-Life Most Interesting Men in the World

26 Feb

Dos Equis has mighty success with their ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ ad campaign. This got us thinking; who are the most interesting men in the world? What qualifies someone as being interesting? For the purposes of this top 5, we are defining ‘interesting man’ as someone who has reached the pinnacle in numerous professional fields and we feel has added something to humanity.

5. Dolph Lundgren

Actor/Director/Martial Artist known primarily for his role in the Rocky series as Ivan Drago.

  • He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Has released his own range of vitamins and supplements.
  • Claimed IQ of 160
  • He speaks Swedish, English, and Spanish with some German, French, Italian, and Japanese.
  • Just his photograph can fend off burglars! His house was broken into and his wife tied up by the burglars who upon noticing his family photo quickly left.
  • He can sing, dance, drum, and break ice, all within rapid succession.

Have you ever seen anything so epic?

4. Bruce Dickinson

Lead singer with heavy metal legends Iron Maiden.

  • UK commercial airline pilot who in 2006 flew 200 UK citizens from Lebanon during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict and in 2008 flew home 180 stranded holiday makers from Egypt.
  • Ventured into radio with his Friday Rock Show which ran for 8 years on BBC Radio 6 Music.
  • Has written 2 novels and co-written the screenplay ‘Chemical Wedding’ with Director Julian Doyle.
  • Flies his band around the world when on tour in Ed Force 1… because he can.
  • Ranked 7th in Great Britain for fencing.

Never a dull moment with this guy!

3. James Doohan

Famous for his portrayal as Scotty in Star Trek.

  • His talents go far beyond those of mortal man. He not only starred in Star Trek but is the creator of the Klingon and Vulcan languages.
  • His military service record boasts surviving D-Day after being shot 6 times by Canadian friendly fire.
  • Also whilst in the military, he earned the title ‘Craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Force’ for slaloming between telegraph poles while flying down a mountainside in a Mark IV Auster.
  • After his death he had his ashes jettisoned into space as part of his will.
  • He collaborated on 3 science fiction novels with  S. M. Sterling.

What a human being!

2. Mick Foley

Known for his alter ego’s on the professional wrestling world stage including Mankind Cactus Jack and Dude Love.

  • Is a multiple New York Times best-selling autobiographer.
  • Has lost part of an ear wrestling… real man stuff. He also pulled out his own hair.
  • Is a successful stand-up comedian.
  • Has written fiction for both children and adults.
  • Hosted ‘Robot Wars’ – geek points!
  • Helped fund childhood education in the Philippines and Mexico and 4 community schools in Sierra Leone.
  • Logged more than 550 hours talking to victims online for the RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network)
  • Encouraged people to give to charity by offering to mow donor’s lawns, stating ‘If you want to help survivors of sexual assault or just want to see a big guy with long hair mowing your lawn in front of your friends please take part…’
  • Enjoys socks… let’s be honest, who doesn’t?

Who’d have thought he was such a nice guy?

1. Brian Blessed

Actor known for his bellowing voice and larger-than-life characters.

  • Before becoming an actor was an undertaker and plasterers’ assistant.
  • Served in the Royal Air Force as a parachutist.
  • At 17 reached the summit of Mont Blanc.
  • Has recovered from a nervous breakdown at the tender age of 18.
  • Attempted to climb Mount Everest on 3 separate occasions – but never reached the summit. At the age of 55, despite having climbed higher without oxygen than any other man his age, he turned back to save another climber’s life at a mere 29 000 ft. What a hero!
  • He holds the record for being the oldest man to reach the Magnetic North Pole on foot.
  • Has successfully climbed some of the world most famous mountains including Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Has recorded with UK power metal band Pythia on their 2009 album ‘Beneath the Veiled Embrace’.
  • Impersonated Pavarotti on ‘Celebrity Stars in their Eyes’ – one, of if not the greatest tenor who ever lived… that takes some balls.
  • Animal rescuer!

This man-mountain’s talents know no bounds!

There you have it… What will they think of next?

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