Hollywood stars in Japanese ads
Hollywood stars have global appeal. Here in Japan, it is no different as famous Hollywood stars have appeared in Japanese advertisements selling drinks, cars, phones, electronics, etc. Have you seen the movie titled “Lost in Translation” with Bill Murray. He played a movie star who traveled to Tokyo to shoot a commercial for Suntory Whiskey.
Currently, Tommy Lee Jones is probably the most prominent star with his face shown on Boss coffee ads as seen in vending machines and billboards throughout Tokyo and the rest of Japan.
Here is Olivia Munn in a YouTube video trying to talk to a Tommy Lee Jones billboard in Tokyo :-)
Other recent big Hollywood stars are Cameron Diaz for Softbank (yup, I signed up with them for my cellular phone) and George Clooney for Honda Odyssey (no, didn’t buy this car).
Which Hollywood stars are most prominent in the ads in your part of the world?