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Our Favorite Celebrity Parents That Have Starred In Hilarious Japanese Commercials

By Joanna |

Brad Pitt

When celebrities think we’re not looking, they go off to Japan to star in sometimes very hilarious and over-the-top commercials with the hopes that we’ll never see them in the Western world. Thank goodness for YouTube.

Celebrity parents such as Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman, and Britney Spears have been traveling to the land of Hello Kitty for years to do spots for everything from coffee to candy to shampoo.

Check out our gallery of videos that star our favorite Hollywood moms and dads in commercials that they wish you’d never see. It’ll make you want to pop Lost in Translation in to the DVD player and watch it all over again. Brad Pitt’s Root Coffee spot is by far my favorite (I miss his blonde Billy Idol look!).

Side note: how come Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani have never done commercials in Japan? Um, hello? They just seem like the most obvious commercial candidates.

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Our Favorite Celebrity Parents That Have Starred In Hilarious Japanese Commercials

Ben Stiller

It's been awhile since we've seen Ben Still in a funny comedic role. This one is pure gold. What's up with those cheerleaders though?


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Hailing from South Florida, Joanna Mazewski is a happily married, but sometimes exhausted, mother of a 5-year-old Disney-obsessed princess and 3-year-old Jedi-in-training. Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters. Read bio and latest posts → Read Joanna's latest posts →

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One thought on “Our Favorite Celebrity Parents That Have Starred In Hilarious Japanese Commercials

  1. anne says:

    So silly (almost) all of them! I can watch them all day long over and over again and not be bored. :) I cringe, though. It’s like it’s what they get for being rich and famous. I love Miranda Kerr’s commercial. She didn’t do anything but just pose and be hot. It’s so easy to earn millions if you’re hot. I remember Angelina’s ad, though. She was too beautiful in there. Brad has newer Japanese ads and they’re hilarious too!

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