Clooney Does Honda Ad in Milan, Still the Man

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
clooney does honda ad in milan still the man

George Clooney, the celebrity noted for breaking into Casinos, bringing a little compassion to Fred Friendly, breaking out of prison, double-killing vampires, and being a pretty lousy Batman is expanding his resume. This time, he’s doing an ad for the Japanese domestic market Honda Odyssey (completely different from the American version) over in Milan. And that’s a global world for you: American actor, Italian film set, car that’ll be sold only in Asia.

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  • John Williams John Williams on Sep 26, 2008

    "I always find it amusing at how many A-list actors and actresses won’t make ads in America because they want Americans to think that pitching products is somehow beneath them, but then think that it’s okay to do this Europe and Japan." 99% of Americans will never get to watch Japanese commercials where they endorse Pocky Sticks. So their image in the US remains intact while they cash Japanese checks and no one's the wiser.

  • Mikeolan Mikeolan on Sep 27, 2008

    Yeah, a not-so-secret is that Clooney's a corporate whore elsewhere, but in the U.S. he's just a whiney celebrity and self-certified genius.

  • Arthur Dailey Calling Frank Sheeran. Such a shame to see this car, which it appears was well maintained right to the end, being relegated to the crusher. Compared to what you get for $50k today, that Lincoln was not such a bad deal. As mentioned a phenomenal highway cruiser with some of the most comfortable seats ever installed in a car.
  • ToolGuy Nice car. Does this company still make sedans?
  • Jimbo1126 I just looked at the Hyundai website and it appears the SE SR trim has gone away. The SE is now the base trim at $45,500.
  • Jimbo1126 Even my mother, certainly no big car fan, commented that the Mark Vi was the ugliest car she'd ever seen.38,391 in 1980 to 38,398 in 1981 is an increase of 7. :)
  • Kwik_Shift Important consideration when choosing your next vehicle. Its not only your own death, or of your passengers, but the possible lifetime of crippling injuries.