Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hollywood Japander

I remember in the movie Lost in Translation, Bill Murray's character went to Tokyo to film a Suntory whiskey advertisement. "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time." This plot was actually based on real life Hollywood actors who do commercials abroad.

Wanna see Hollywood A-listers doing something different? You might wanna check out Japander.com. Japander.com is about the Japanese TV commercials done by famous Hollywood celebrities. There's George Clooney following his dreams for Toyota. You have Maddonna endorsing Shochu drinks. And my favorite? The Suzuki spot with the Michael Jackson of old - gotta see it to believe it!
JapanderNo, these famous people are not exactly proud of what they have done here. They don't talk about these things the way they do about their work in the movies or TV. But with the dawn of the internet, it has become really easy to access these videos from the other side of the world. The internet is definitely for sites like Japander.com

Pander:n., & v.t. 1. go-between in clandestine amours, procurer; one who ministers to evil designs. 2 v.i. minister (to base passions or evil designs, or person having these)

Japander:n.,& v.t. 1. a western star who uses his or her fame to make large sums of money in a short time by advertising products in Japan that they would probably never use. ~er (see synecure, prostitute) 2. to make an ass of oneself in Japanese media.

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