It’s Oscar night and we are all glued to the screen waiting to see if our favorite performances of the year won much deserved acclaim. The Kodak Theater seats and the red carpet are packed full of movie stars, some for their first time in the spotlight, some back after multiple nominations and wins.
But one place where you won’t see many A-list movie stars is in the commercial break… at least in America. Big names like George Clooney or Angelina Jolie shun commercial work in the U.S., but happily accept it –and the big paychecks it commands– overseas.
Here are some of those spots:
Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, “Leaving Las Vegas”)
Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress,
George Clooney (Best Supporting Actor, “Syriana”)
Natalie Portman (Best Actress, “Black Swan”)
Julia Roberts (Best Actress, “Erin Brockovich”)
Sean Connery (Best Supporting Actor, “The Untouchables”)
Jodie Foster (Best Actress, “The Accused” & “The Silence of the Lambs”)
Their fee for these spots can be $1 million and up! Not bad for a job that often requires no more than a smile and saying the name of the product to camera.