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Our Favorite Celebrity Parents That Have Starred In Hilarious Japanese Commercials

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.


  • Ben Stiller 1 of 10
    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?

  • Natalie Portman 2 of 10
    Natalie Portman
    Here's Natalie looking very Angelina Jolie-ish for Lux Super Rich shampoo. Love the hair.

  • Britney Spears 3 of 10
    Britney Spears
    How cute is Britney in this video for UHA Mikakuto Gummy Candy? She sings, she dances, and she even speaks Japanese! We miss this Britney!

  • Beyonce 4 of 10
    Beyonce
    Beyonce doing a water dance for Crystal Water. One thing is certain about this mama: she can dance her way thru any commercial and make it looks good.

  • Brad Pitt 5 of 10
    Brad Pitt
    Here's Brad Pitt back in the day when we all still thought he was hot in a very The Office-esque commercial for Roots Coffee. Is it just me, or are you getting a Dwight vibe here too?

  • Bruce Willis 6 of 10
    Bruce Willis
    Here's Bruce for for ENEOS petroleum. From what I hear, he's the king of silly Japanese commercials. This one is from 1999.

  • Miranda Kerr 7 of 10
    Miranda Kerr
    I don't think I've seen a more hilarious commercial. Here's Miranda shilling for Lipton tea. Love the cameo by the ninja. Wow, indeed. She still looks hot, though.

  • Kevin Costner 8 of 10
    Kevin Costner
    Roots Coffee starring Kevin Costner, take two (I think I prefer Brad Pitt's spot to this).

  • Angelina Jolie 9 of 10
    Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie being gorgeous Angelina Jolie for Shiseido Cosmetics. Angie needs to go back to doing commercials like this one - maybe then we'd all stop doing the Angie/Jen Aniston comparisons as she knocks everyone out of the park with her beauty in this one.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger 10 of 10
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    This one needs no comment, really. This was the same man who governed the wonderful state of California.

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Photos Courtesy YouTube

 

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