It’s long been a staple for US celebs to appear in Japanese ads, hawking whatever needs additional star power, picking up some handy spare change (A mere 3 mill per movie doesn’t go far these days) in the process.

Recently, both Dustin Hoffmann and Goldie Hawn has appeared in clothes ads here in the land of the midnight, etc. It’s sort of weird. I’m used to international ads, and I’m used to awful dubbing (it’s kinda fun to think of Penelope Cruz’ on-and-off English diction being jetted for an overdub that’s even worse.), but these celebs are in…local ads. OK, local as in national, but national is Norwegian, which is a bit like Rhode Island, so…well, you get the idea.

My point is: we don’t have lawyer ads yet, but if we get them, I hope somebody can rope in the Man From U.N.C.L.E. (“Hi, I’m Robert Vaughn. Sacked by vikings? You can sue!”) That would be awesome.

09.03.2007 • Permalink