If you aren't a big name (or aren't a big name yet), the easiest way to generate cash for an actor or musician is to do ads. Commercials. Advertising. But we will forgive you later when you make the big time. One of your favorite stars may be in here!
The Rolling Stones for Rice Krispies
This 1964 ad was only shown in England. Brian Jones wrote the jingle for the J. Walter Thompson agency.
Robin Wiliams for Illinois Bell
From 1977, before Mork from Orc.
Meg Ryan for AIM Toothpaste
The star quality shined through even under all that early-'80s hair.
Bruce Willis for Seagram's Wine Coolers
I was a real fan of Moonlighting, but I don't remember Willis ever looking this young.
Jim Morrison for Florida State University
Before he was The Lizard King, Jim Morrison was a young actor promoting a college education.
Leonardo DiCaprio for Bubble Yum
Must be around the mid-to-late '80s. He looks so young!
Drew Barrymore for Pilsbury
And she got to work with Pop 'N' Fresh!
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz for Philip Morris
Philip Morris sponsored every show on TV back then, I think.