The Story of the Ad Man Who Toppled a Military Dictator

Mar 14, 2013 3:17PM

Close your eyes and picture America’s most famous ad man, the fictional Don Draper of the cable TV hit Mad Men. Now push aside your favorite scenes of Don’s bedroom antics, bourbon-fueled lunches, and persuasive client pitches and think: over five seasons of storytelling, what has the dashing ladies’ man done that’s truly made an impact on the world outside his agency office suite?

Image: Gael García Bernal stars as ad man René Saavedra in Pablo Larraín’s Oscar-nominated “No.” (Photo By Tomas Dittburn for Sony Pictures Classics)