Elisabeth Moss has excelled in some pretty intense roles over the years – from her lead role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the unrelenting and ambitious Peggy Olson in “Mad Men.” But you can’t accuse her of never being chilled out. She brings ultimate calm and serenity in this commercial for Excedrin in 2005.
Those who suffer from migraines know how debilitating they can be. Every sound and sight can trigger intense pain and nausea. Moss looks ethereal almost and speaks in a soft and soothing voice that might actually work wonders to relieve a migraine. Her delivery is well-executed and thoughtful – the equivalent of ASMR today.
You might know Stanley Tucci as an impeccable actor, producer, and writer. It’s high time we add “dreamy heartthrob” to that list! A young Tucci once appeared in a 1980s Levis 501 commercial. The commercial shows us a different side to Tucci, who the world is so used to seeing in more serious and mature roles. Fans can never get enough of how incredible he looks in just jeans and a tank.
Tucci is both handsome and endearing in the ad. Plus, the acapella song is upbeat and has a super catchy tune! It’s wild to imagine this is the same actor from films the likes of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Spotlight,” “and Julie and Julia.”
If you wanted to make it big in entertainment during the ‘80s, starring in a Levis ad meant you had arrived! Take the case of Wesley Snipes in this Levi’s 501 commercial. Before the world came to know him as Blade from the "Blade" trilogy, the actor owned the screen in a much more chilled-out avatar.
Just like Stanley Tucci, Snipes appears in a fun advert for the company. The mood is easy and cheery, reflected in Snipes’s ensemble – jeans, a sweater, and a hat. He’s smiling and grooving to yet another catchy song – Levis was on point with the music in their ads, that’s for sure.
Jason Bateman is many things to different people. Depending on which generation you grew up in, you either know him from “Ozark” and “Arrested Development” or as Jason Bateman in “Silver Spoons.” Gen X will definitely recognize him as the latter and as a child actor in the 1980 commercial for Golden Grahams.
He comes across as both precocious and innocent in the advert. Bateman plays your true-blue boy next door who seems to genuinely love that honey graham flavor and spending time with his friends and family. Very few child actors can pull that off, and we’re certain the company had no trouble with sales after!
You’ve got to begin somewhere, anywhere, before making it big, and a Nerf gun commercial seems like a good place to start. Ask Seth Green. One of his first acting gigs was for Nerf Gun, where he plays a teenage boy who has a vendetta against (you guessed it) teenage girls. One look at the ad, and you know it’s gold. We don’t know where to start the unpacking.
Green’s hair is incredibly 90s, and that hair swoop deserves a 30-second spot of its own! Even the Nerf gun seems stuck in the development stage still. The ad is a perfect capsule for the brilliant ‘90s, where perfection wasn’t a thing and odd things ruled supreme.