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Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Old 02-13-17, 08:52 PM
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Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

I was arguing with my friend about this. She thinks it's just for the money and I tend to agree, but is that it?

I mean we see George Clooney do a coffee commercial, Adam Driver now doing snickers.

Is it just for the money and how much do they typically get paid?
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

So you and your friend were arguing about this? And you agreed with each other?

I'd say it's the money.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

I work in commercials a lot (on set) and let me tell you this - it is ALL about the money. Commercials pay way more across the board than anything else. I've done ads with A-list directors and they get hundreds of thousands of dollars for a couple days of work.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Originally Posted by Cardsfan111
So you and your friend were arguing about this? And you agreed with each other?

I'd say it's the money.
Yeah, arguing probably wasn't the most accurate word. Discussing.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Also, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron do fragrance commercial I believe.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Quite a few A-list actors have done commercials for foreign markets.

http://www.zabanga.us/marketing-comm...-in-japan.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreig...ty_advertising
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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And that's for money too, right?
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Tommy Lee Jones...."Boss"....

Yeah, mucho $$ for minimal work. Mostly in Europe and Asia pimping Asian products, but I've noticed it's starting to become bigger in the US over the past few years. Like George Clooney and Danny DeVito pimping Nespresso.

But for a good hoot, YouTube Tommy Lee Jones and "Boss". Odd Japanese commercials with him just making faces, all to pimp coffee in a can.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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And that's for money too, right?
No, it's for exotic ethnic hookers and ladyboys.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Matthew McConaughey does those Lincoln commercials. Looks like easy money.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
And that's for money too, right?
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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Matthew McConaughey does those Lincoln commercials. Looks like easy money.
Yeah, but I understand he actually did own and drive a Lincoln before those commercials.
For some celebrities, I'm sure, there is something to be said about them believing in the product/brand they pitch.

Another thing... well-known actors doing commercials wasn't unusual back in the days of live TV.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Easy money that probably only takes a few hours to film
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Originally Posted by resinrats
Easy money that probably only takes a few hours to film
Clearly you don't work in production. Twelve hour day, easy.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

The actors have to be there that long? Guess it depends how complicated the commercial is. The commercial I was thinking was the Matthew McConaughey car one where he just gets dressed, leaves his house and drives. Just doesn't seem that much time is needed to film his parts. The Clooney/DeVito one seems it would take longer since it has so many 'scenes'.

Even if it is 12 hours. 1 day of work for more money then most people make in a year is pretty good.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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Yeah, but I understand he actually did own and drive a Lincoln before those commercials.
For some celebrities, I'm sure, there is something to be said about them believing in the product/brand they pitch.

See for me, I'd like to think I'd do the exact opposite of this. All for passion or all for money. As much as MM likes Lincoln, I don't think he'd do it for scale.
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Maybe he got paid with the car itself. "I'll do your car ad. Pay me by giving me a car" Maybe he really hates dealing with car dealers so he figured doing the ad will save him the hassle. LOL
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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The actors have to be there that long? Guess it depends how complicated the commercial is. The commercial I was thinking was the Matthew McConaughey car one where he just gets dressed, leaves his house and drives. Just doesn't seem that much time is needed to film his parts. The Clooney/DeVito one seems it would take longer since it has so many 'scenes'.

Even if it is 12 hours. 1 day of work for more money then most people make in a year is pretty good.
Generally, yes. Also, they make sure to get TONS of coverage, so there is a lot of stuff that gets shot and discarded in the edit.

But yea, still very easy - they are pampered, after all.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Originally Posted by Jon2
Yeah, but I understand he actually did own and drive a Lincoln before those commercials.
For some celebrities, I'm sure, there is something to be said about them believing in the product/brand they pitch.
According to Wikipedia, Clooney has been using Nespresso since 1994, and may be an investor in the company, not just a celebrity endorser.

Whether it is Charlize Theron pitching perfume or McConaughey selling Lincolns, it is not like they are associating themselves with shit brands.

Lincoln has to be paying MM a fortune because his unique brand of celebrity is so important to the story they are telling with the campaign.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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Adam Driver now doing snickers.

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You think Adam Driver does not like both Snickers and money?
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

An interesting topic is actors who became famous from doing commercials.

Jim Varney immediately pops into my head
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

Even though Actors seem rich to us, I don't blame them for doing anything for $$$ because their career could end tomorrow. The business is all about looks and being young, and most actors have that window to cash in before Hollywood spits them up and throws them away.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

I'd imagine production values play a part too, which helps erase the stigma it used to have.
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Re: Why do high profile actors make tv commercials?

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No, it's for exotic ethnic hookers and ladyboys.
Meh, what David Carradine did with his free time was his own business.

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