The pay must have been very good for these Japanese commercials, because these celebrities would not have been caught dead in these ads if they had aired back in the US. Thanks to Japander, many of these clips can now be viewed on YouTube.
Name any celebrity and it's likely they would have been on Japanese TV. They range from the banal-like Hulk Hogan singing a kid's song to the inexplicable drink ad with Michael J Fox clipping a bush. There is even one of Madonna as a samurai and Nicholas Cage raving about triplets! Sometimes they say something in English but other times the ads are dubbed so it is hilarious to hear Bruce Willis "speaking" Japanese. Even the Beckhams have done a commercial looking like a plastic couple.
Over the years, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governator, has done several. The one shown here is a real doozie amongst doozies.
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Real-Time Budgeting Cards
Sophisticated Wasabi Toothpastes
Diamond Peel-Off Masks
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
Water-Efficient Barley Farming