Like all of us, celebrities only have so much time in the day. Most of them have families and can’t be jet-setting off all around the world when they’ve got to bring home the bacon. Sometimes, instead of taking a month or five out of their life to make a movie, they opt to spend a day appearing in a commercial, making pretty much the same amount of cash that they’d make working on a film, anyway (at least in some cases). That's the definition of a sweet gig. You can’t hate them for taking the money, but sometimes the ads that your favorite stars and Hollywood celebs appear in aren’t in line with your particular beliefs, or they’re just not very good. But those commercials are not on this list. This list is here counting down the celebrity endorsements you're actually totally okay with.
On this list of celebrity endorsement deals that we’re cool with, there are commercials for everything from high end fashion to cell phones to Japanese energy drinks - if they make it, celebrities will stump for it. Sometimes the products are what makes the celebrity endorsement work so well and sometimes it’s the weirdness of the commercial. Seeing a famous person pretend like they’ve never seen this new product before is jarring, but it’s also strange to see someone like Matthew McConaughey philosophizing while driving a Lincoln. But for whatever reason, it works.Take a look at these examples, and vote up the endorsements that celebrities have appeared in for these products that you’re actually okay with. Or, be a pal and add some of your favorite celebrity endorsements to the list. With these celebrity endorsed products, we all win.
- Sure, talking about insurance is really boring, but Dennis Haysbert's voice somehow transforms this boring discussion about home insurance to a sonorous rhapsody that will have you turning up the volume on your television anytime one of his commercials comes on.
- It's okay to be unsure about Liam Neeson shilling for a cellphone game company, but hearing him say "Big Buffet Boy 85" is so so so worth it.
- No one knows what's happening in this ad for HTC, and that's fine, because after watching it, you'll be lining up to get yourself some of this HTC magic. You'll also want Robert Downey Jr. to speak to you in non sequiturs all day long.
- Even though he doesn't open his mouth even once in the ads, Christopher Walken's overwhelming presence grips you, and the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds soundtrack makes you feel like you should buy whatever this ad is selling before you meet an untimely end.