7 Celebrities Who Starred in Commercials Before They were Famous

The best actors of Hollywood that we see today have attained this position after several years of hard work. Very few actors directly entered the industry through movies. The rest popular faces began their career with commercials on television. Enlisted here are celebrities who starred in commercials before they were famous.

Brad Pitt: Pringles

Brad Pitt: Pringles

1. Brad Pitt: Pringles

Today’s heartthrob Brad Pitt was the face of yesterday’s commercials. His 1989 Pringles advertisement kickstarted his career and gave him a boost. Today he is considered a superstar by one and all.


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Leonardo DiCaprio: Bubble Yum

Leonardo DiCaprio: Bubble Yum

2. Leonardo DiCaprio: Bubble Yum

Before starring in popular movies like 'Titanic', 'Catch Me If You Can', and 'The Aviator', Leonrdo appeared in a commercial at a very young age in 1988. His Bubble Yum advertisement is remembered by audiences even today.


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Naomi Watts: Tampax

Naomi Watts: Tampax

3. Naomi Watts: Tampax

A world class actress to portray Princess Diana on screen, Naomi Watts also started her career with commercials. Her Tampax ad was the one which gave her fame and landed her in Hollywood.


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Sarah Michelle Gellar: Burger King

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Burger King

4. Sarah Michelle Gellar: Burger King

Remember Sarah Michelle, who tried to sell 'Burger King' some years back? Yes, she was the one in that commercial and today, she is the one who has made a position for herself in the list of the best actresses of Hollywood.


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5. Keanu Reeves: Kellogg's

5. Keanu Reeves: Kellogg's

Keanu arrived for Kellogg’s endorsement in 1987 and after two years, he got a big break of his life. In 1989, he starred in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'. His other famous flicks include 'Speed'and 'The Matrix'.


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Meg Ryan: Aim Toothpaste

Meg Ryan: Aim Toothpaste

6. Meg Ryan: Aim Toothpaste

Meg Ryan, before featuring into films like 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Sleepless in Seattle' did a flouride-rich toothpaste ad in the 80s.


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Morgan Freeman: Listerine

Morgan Freeman: Listerine

7. Morgan Freeman: Listerine

Do you remember the Listerine commercial that used to appear on your screens? Do you who used to endorse the product? The Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman was the promoter of that product. Films that fell in his kitty after the successful commercial are 'The Bucket List', 'Evan Almighty' and many more.


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  • Brad Pitt: Pringles
  • Leonardo DiCaprio: Bubble Yum
  • Naomi Watts: Tampax
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar: Burger King
  • 5. Keanu Reeves: Kellogg's
  • Meg Ryan: Aim Toothpaste
  • Morgan Freeman: Listerine

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