Um… What? Celebs in Japanese Commercials

As you may know, western celebrities do commercial work in other countries for some extra dough. The results are... odd. What we've found are the strangest of the strange!

Christian Krauspeby Christian Krauspe

People's sense of humor varies greatly from country to country. So what happens when we see our everyday American celebrities on Japanese television? We're a bit taken a back. Obviously there is some culture clash, but we'll be damned if it isn't fun to watch! 

We've found some of the best Japanese commercials starring A-list celebrities endorsing beer to… "what seems to be magical potion."

Revel in the chaos! Check 'em out!

Ben Stiller endorses a crazy drink of some sort!

It's a shame Ben Stiller's awkward charm doesn't bode well for translation.


Nic Cage for Pachinko!

And one more just for good measure.

Oddly enough, his behavior doesn't seem all that out of the usual. Maybe that's the secret to unlocking the Japanese sense of humor. Nic Cage = normal. 


Harrison Ford for Kirin Beer!

Of course there's nothing wrong with Harrison Ford breaking into your meal room frantically searching for alcohol. Why would there be. At least we think he's looking for alcohol… Though, he just might be looking for his FAMILY!


Bruce Willis for Visa! 



The Governator for… Yosh! (whatever that is!)

If this doesn't give you nightmares, we don't know what will. 


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