What we wouldn’t give to possess even a smidge of Leonardo DiCaprio’s charisma! The actor owns any screen, whether he’s playing a dangerously unhinged broker on Wall Street or a man hopelessly in love on a doomed ship. He was flooring audiences with his talent even as a child. DiCaprio appeared in several commercials during the 1980s.
In this commercial for Bubble Yum, he’s amazingly self-assured while selling the idea of bubble gum. It’s what the cool kids do. And there’s no denying this kid is cool! DiCaprio is effortless in this commercial, brilliant for someone so young. Some people are just born with it, and the DiCaprio charm is proof of that.
If you’re an 80s child, chances are you’ve watched Drew Barrymore virtually grow up on screen. Barrymore was only seven when she played the cherubic Gertie (Elliot’s sister) in “ET. The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982). But did you know her acting career began much before the world first fell in love with her in the iconic film? A four-year-old Barrymore starred in an ad for Pillsbury cookie dough, where she was as adorable as they come.
She comes home from the pouring rain, soaked and feeling out of sorts. Her mother cheers her up with the one thing sure to lift anyone’s spirits – a fresh batch of homemade cookies. Barrymore’s face lights up on seeing the cookies with her signature smile that hasn’t changed over decades!
Remember when the world went through a serious Anne Hathaway craze? "The Princess Diaries." "The Devil Wears Prada." Catwoman. The golden days! It does seem like she’s been around for a while, and that’s because she has. Hathaway also started her entertainment career in commercials, where the world first saw her acting chops. She was 14 when she first appeared in a commercial for Better Homes.
Hathaway is devastated to learn that her neighbor and his family are moving. He tries to make her feel better, saying that they need to still sell the house. They would easily have the whole summer together. Suddenly, a Better Homes sign comes up on the lawn that says “For Sale.” A sobbing Hathaway hugs her neighbor goodbye. It was her first-ever stint in front of a camera, but would anyone believe that?
Mark Hamill will forever be Luke Skywalker in the world’s eyes. It’s kind of hard visualizing him as anyone else, right? But before his Jedi days, Hamill graced the screen as an endearing boy next door for a Kodak ad in the 1970s. Hamill stands under his girlfriend's window. He’s excited to show her what this new Kodak camera can do. She doesn’t need to come downstairs for a picture. He can do it from where he’s standing.
His girlfriend’s mother pops by to see what the two are up to, and Hamill gets her to join in the fun, too. The ad is all of 30 seconds, but Hamill’s charm is undeniable – 100% lead actor potential is already on display here!
Paul Rudd has a superpower, alright. The man doesn’t age, and if naysayers need proof, this 1991 Super Nintendo commercial should do it. We can’t tell the difference. Not surprising why fans everywhere are convinced he’s a vampire. Or perhaps he has a self-portrait that’s festering and stashed away in a hidden closet somewhere. The ever-talented Rudd shines in this commercial as the star gamer and force for Super Nintendo.
He has the same energy and star presence. To the passing eye, this could be Paul Rudd in “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” or “Ant-Man.” The only sign that he might be from a different time is the hair – longer, wavier, typically ‘90s.