Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Before They Were Famous Part 3

Many a young actor has been faced with making commercials as a way to pay the bills that can hopefully lead to something bigger and better. If they're lucky, it will be an advertisement that is classy and have artistic merit that they can proudly look back on. On the other hand, it may be something they regret ever doing and hate anyone for bringing it up.

Here's a look at a few more examples of commercials featuring celebrities before they made it big - you decide what category they belong in as mentioned above. To check out the first installment, click
here and the second installment, click here.


Before hanging with friends as Joey Tribiani, Matt LeBlanc did a Heinz Ketchup commercial that was actually pretty cool. Even back then you could almost picture the classic line oozing out of him made famous years later on Friends, "How yooooou doin'.....?"




Bruce Willis made an appearance on our second installment, with hair, dancing away in a Levi's ad. Here he is again in a Seagram's commercial, still with hair, which illustrates clearly he wasn't afraid to ham it up for the camera.




Not to be outdone by her ex-husband, here's Demi Moore, before the half million dollars worth of cosmetic surgeries, doing her thing in a Coke ad. I think this ad is older than Ashton Kutcher...........just sayin'.




Finally, rounding out our retro look at celebrities in advertising is Neo himself, Keanu Reeves, in a Kellogg's Corn Flakes ad from 1987. I can honestly say I've never seen such a look of pure joy, such satisfaction (ecstasy?) from any one eating a bowl of cereal before.

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