“I’m far from the most interesting man in the world. I spend most of my mornings completing crossword puzzles and watching re-runs of game-shows,” he described. “I’m not sure that I’ve ever done anything particularly exciting. I did get summoned for jury duty once, but I ended up not getting called.”
Dos Equis, a popular beer from Mexico, has been airing ads since 2007, depicting James doing impressive tasks and calling him “The Most Interesting Man in the World”.
“I think it’s funny they call me that,” he laughed. “My mom just calls me Jimmy. And sometimes I sign my name ‘Jim’…but only if I’m in a hurry.”
In addition to the title, James also recites the phrase “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.” However, James describes himself as a rare drinker – only having a cocktail or two on special occasions.
“If I have more than one drink, I usually just get tired and fall asleep,” he explained. “I mostly drink cosmopolitans, but sometimes I’ll have a margarita in the summer. Not with salt though – I have to watch my sodium.”