After a Decade as Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa Offers Candid Career Advice

The actor talks overcoming self-doubt and pursuing your passions

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In the lengthy history of advertising, only a few actors have become virtually inseparable from the campaigns they starred in.

Clara “Where’s the Beef?” Peller. Jonathan “The Most Interesting Man in the World” Goldsmith. Stephanie “Flo” Courtney.

And, of course, Isaiah “Old Spice Guy” Mustafa. His luxuriant voice, svelte physique and signature swagger have been unforgettable since his first “Hello, ladies” in 2010.

It’s the role of a lifetime, but as such roles often are, it has provided Mustafa with obstacles as well as opportunities.



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