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T-Mobile dumps Catherine Zeta-Jones

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You think Spaceman feels left out now that we have a new gold standard?
  2. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    She's not much older than 36. Anyhow, dropping her as a spokeswoman makes little or no sense to me. You've got a pitchwoman that men and women both like equally, who is very well known and one of the most beautiful people on earth. Tell you the truth, the feeling was that she was a little too classy to do cell phone spots -- I couldn't imagine Nicole Kidman or Diane Lane or Naomi Watts doing similar campaigns.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    According to IMDB, she turned 37 on Monday.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I remember reading somewhere that her contract with T-mobile was one of the biggest ever... Think about it, how many Oscar-winning actresses are doing commercials on American TV?
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    That's a shocker. For whatever reason, I assumed she was in her 40s.
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Exactly! Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster do voice-overs, and Foster's done commercials in Japan. Usually when movie stars do spots, they're overseas ads (and a lot of the time, it's real luxury stuff -- designer perfume, fancy jewelry)
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Kate Winslet (did she win an oscar for something?) is doing those American Express ads, and Halle Berry has done a shitload of makeup commercials. Fine by me.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Winslet hasn't won an Oscar, but may be the best young actress working, IMHO...

    American Express has stepped up with some A-list actors for their ads, as well as the one with M. Knight Shyamalan (sp?).

    I forgot about Halle... I don't have any issue with any or all of these actors doing commercials. I remember Brad Pitt did the Heineken ad that only ran during the Super Bowl and Nicole Kidman was paid $7 million to do one commercial for Chanel I think...
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    And in Japan, all the big stars from the U.S. do ads for incredibly big bucks (the Schwarzenegger ads are particularly famous). There's a bunch of video of that at this site: www.japander.com
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Daily Show has shown the Schwarzenegger ads. I think one is for an energy drink... Pretty funny stuff...

    When I was in Tokyo over a decade ago almost every major A-list American Actor had something going over there... I don't remember seeing Tom Cruise, but they had Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Schwarzenegger etc...
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