10 Actors Who Started Out in Commercials And Then Upgraded

Almost every A-list favorite actor was doing commercials once at a time. These commercials are the launchpad for most Hollywood stars, giving them prestige admiration. The spotlight proves their caliber, acting range, and dimensions; hence, a bigger platform joins them. Let's get ready to be shocked at your favorite advertisement journey. 

1. Steve Carell

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Remember Michael Scott, the guy from The Office. Before kicking out his acting career, the hugely popular actor Steve Carell worked in multiple advertisements. His famous Brown Chicken commercial in 1989 featured him as a peppy employee, where he was promoting a restaurant chain on TV. In 1990, he did the McDonald's commercial for Chicagoland to meet his needs, while destiny had another plan. 

2. Bryan Cranston 

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One of the enormous actors of this generation! Bryan Cranston has multiple awards, like Tonys and Emmys, in his acting cap, but he also had the struggling points. He was the famous face of H commercials in the 1980s. Besides this, he also created commercials for Mars Bars, Mega Force, and the Shield Soap. He has a long list of advertisements in his name, too!

3. Morgan Freeman 

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The later Oscar-winning guy in commercials! He is an actor who can do anything, commercial or cinematic, and he continues this legacy. Late in 1970, Freeman was the famous face and voice of the Listerine commercial brand. Although in this visualized era, it becomes difficult to recognize him in that ad, the gigantic and iconic voice still helps us to find him. 

4. Drew Barrymore 

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A generational actress! She is an actress from a great lineage of actor heritage, and the acting runs in her blood. She started her acting career as soon as she developed her language. Still, there are some ads in which she plays the role of a tiny child. Through the late 1970s, she acted as a child who wanted to have some cookies in the famous Pillsbury ad.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio

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He was a successful child actor of his time! He has won an Oscar in his acting career, but he also carries a great legacy as a child actor in commercials. In the late 1980s, he played multiple roles in multiple ads, like in the famous Kraft Mac and Cheese. Interestingly, child actors only use expressions, not even a single utterance. 

6. Jennifer Lawrence 

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Who wouldn't know about Jennifer? She is one of the award-winning and talented actresses whom viewers can't stop praising due to her skills and aura. Before stepping up for acting, in 2000, she did the Super Sweet 16 commercial in the role of Princess and got selected for the following year's promo model. She has the perfect model shape and actor's persona, which makes her a great fit. 

7. Tobey Maguire 

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A Spider-Man in the acting arena! Back in the 1990s, the Spider-Man famed actor Tobey was a complete package for the commercials due to his features, personality, and acting. As a teen boy, he had also etched his name in the advertisements. His famous as was for the Twister Juice in 1991, where his childish and appealing persona takes viewers' attention. 

8. Bruce Willis 

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A wonderful action-packaged actor! Before making his name as a great action performer in the movies, Bruce was enjoying his fame as a singer in commercials. He was making the viewers with his personality, aura, and skills. For the wine coolers and the Seagrams commercials, he was the first-to-approach person back in the day. He performed fantastically while doing these advertisements.

9. Keanu Reeves 

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A Canadian Legend! Like other actors, Keanu struggled to get the central spot in the acting career. He tried his luck from the commercials in the beginning. The people of the 1980s could easily relate to Keanu as he was doing commercials back then. He worked for the Coca-Cola advertisement and as a co-actor. This ad turned the tables, and he got the casting in Youngblood. 

10. Dakota Fanning 

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A Lifetime Actor! Dakota has been acting since the beginning, even from their school days. Overcoming the school path, she got selected for the Los Angeles auditions, which gave her the boost to level up her creativity and acting skills. She started to work in multiple commercials like Tide, a famous one, and her acting career began to peak. 

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