The Seagram’s Golden Wine Cooler campaign started in the mid-’80s and featured none other than Bruce Willis, way before he became a big-screen icon as John McLane in “Die Hard.” Willis’s talent in the commercial is undeniable. Anyone who can make wine coolers seem like a cool men’s drink deserves recognition, don’t you think?
Given how gender norms were even more conventional and stringent at the time, Willis achieves the impossible with this bold ad campaign. His on-screen presence and the catchy jingle made Seagram’s wine coolers one of the most popular drinks during the mid to late ’80s.
Keanu Reeves goes by several names these days. Some people know him as “The Chosen One,” while many others fondly refer to him as “The Internet’s Boyfriend.” He truly is a universal favorite across age groups and geographies. It’s not surprising that Reeves’s start in acting began in commercials. In this endearing 1987 commercial for Kellogg’s, the actor is as loveable as ever.
He plays a waiter serving boxes of cereal at several long tables in a hotel because – as the jingle goes – one wants the best in one bowl. Who needs fine dining when Keanu Reeves is serving up boxes of cereal, especially for you, while dancing?
Sharon Stone shocked and knocked people’s socks off in “Casino” and “Basic Instinct.” Before she left the world divided, Stone was the face of Finesse Shampoo. And with her lustrous and big ’80s hairstyle, the brand couldn’t have asked for a more perfect brand ambassador. What’s funny is that Finesse products have made a resurgence of sorts today.
Millennials and Gen Z are only now discovering what Gen X has known all along. Kim Kardashian might have something to do with the brand’s popularity today since the reality star swears by it. But Sharon Stone will always be the OG brand ambassador for the shampoo brand.
Selena Gomez might be best known these days for Instagram feuds, an infamous relationship, as Tay Tay’s bestie, or as the enchanting Alex Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place.” But did you know she got her acting start thanks to scrumptious shrimp?
Gomez was 12 years old when she appeared in a commercial for Joe’s Crab Shack. From scampi and seared to flame-grilled and golden-fried – this ad was all about shrimp and the many ways you can enjoy it. The camera zooms in on Gomez, who is all smiles as she takes a big bite of some “shrimply irresistible” seafood.
Kristen Stewart seemed destined for Hollywood and the big screen. She comes from an acting family, after all. Her father is Fox producer John Stewart, and her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, works as a director and script supervisor. Kristen Stewart always envisioned a career behind the camera, but life worked out a little differently. She got some of her first acting breaks when she was very young.
One of them was a TV commercial for Porsche. Stewart is seen walking up to her dad to say she missed the bus to school. But did she? Her father’s saying, “Really?” suggests that Stewart just wanted a ride to school in the Porsche because who doesn’t?