Being a Hollywood celebrity means fame, popularity and above all money! However when the phone stops ringing and the acting opportunity tend to go away, the best way to make ends meet seems to be the marvellous world of commercials!
Hollywood celebrities do not like that much to see their public image associated to commercial products, it is just not a smart move in terms of career and reputation. But if that particular commercial is released only in other countries, and not in America, why not?
Many of the Hollywood celebrities have accepted to represent a brand or a product in other countries and it might surprise you how many of them have starred in Italian commercials.
Cindy Crawford for instance is currenlty representing a sparkling water brand. She walks down the Spanish steps in Rome while drinking some chilly water.
George Clooney has been the official face of the espresso pods of a well known coffee brand. Julia Roberts a couple of years ago starred as an angel in another coffee brand commercial while Owen Wilson enjoys a pre-dinner drink (the aperitivo) owned by the most important beverage manufacture of Italy.
Here below is a gallery from youtube.com of some of the most appreciated Hollywood celebrities who starred in Italian commercials. Enjoy!
Owen Wilson and The Crodino
Cindy Crawford and San Benedetto
George Clooney and Nespresso
Julia Roberts and Lavazza
Kevin Kostner and Riomare
Bruce Willis and Vodafone
Andy Garcia and Amaro Averna
Dustin Hoffman and Caffè Vergnano
Antonio Banderas and Mulino Bianco
Charlize Theron and Martini