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Did you know many celebrities have started their acting career by starring in advertisements first?
We’re not talking nationally as most of us know that there are many Egyptian actors and actresses who started off in advertisement, we are talking on an international level. Most of the celebrities we know today started their career this way, and some people actually use advertisements as a way to get into acting.
So, today we will list for you some international and national celebrities who started as off as models in commercials.
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Here are some international celebrities starting their career as models in commercials before debuting as actors and actresses.
Ben Affleck – Burger King
The Batman actor who’s extremely famous for his legendary roles made his first appearance in 1989 in a Burger King campaign before his major movie Good Will Hunting.
Courteney Cox – Tampax
Cox starred in this commercial for a tampon brand way before she became Monica Geller. The advert was aired in 1985.
Leonardo DiCaprio – Bubble Yum
Who would have thought that Leo DiCaprio started off in an advert when he was just a little kid?
In 1989, the Oscar winner was featured in an advert for a bubble gum called Bubble Yum.
Morgan Freeman – Lestrine
Another legendary star also started off in commercials. The legend Morgan Freeman, in 1979 starred in a commercial for Listerine.
Anne Hathaway – Better Homes and Gardens
Before becoming Cinderella and Catwoman, Anne Hathway’s only dream was to live near her boyfriend. In 1997, Hathaway starred in an advert for a real estate brand named Better Homes and Gardens.
Matt LeBlanc – Cherry 7Up
Before becoming Joey Tribbiani and saying How You Doin’ to Flirt, the actor Matt LeBlanc starred in an advert to promote Cherry 7Up in 1988
Demi Moore – Diet Coke
Demi Moore is another legendary actress that started her career by showing in an advert to promote diet coke in the 90s.
Brad Pitt – Pringles
Who knew that before Brad Pitt became THE Brad Pitt who’s winning people’s hearts all over the world, he was once promoting Pringles? In 1989, Pitt appeared in an advert by Pringles named “The Fever Believer”.
Keanu Reeves – Corn Flakes
Neo before joining The Matrix was just a random guy appearing in a Corn Flakes advert. In 1986, the worldwide famous actor Keanu Reeves appeared for a few seconds in an advert to promote the snacks brand.
Paul Rudd – Super Nintendo
Before becoming Mike on Friends and Ant-Man, Paul Rudd starred in an advert for Super Nintendo in the early 90s.
There are many Egyptian celebrities who started as models in advertisements and then got into acting in movies and TV series.
Yasmine Abdelaziz – Mandolin
Almost everyone knew that Yasmine Abdelaziz began her career in advertising first and then moved to the big screen. In fact, you can find more than just one advert for her.
Nermine El Fekky and Rania Youssef In One Advert – Randi
In case, you don’t know, the actresses Nermine El Fekky and Rania Youssef appeared in one advert way before they join the acting industry.
Ahmed Ezz – Fanta
Another surprise was finding Ahmed Ezz in a Fanta advert promoting the Apple flavor.
Sherry Adel – Al-Adwaa Book
Long before she became an actress, little Sherry Adel appeared in an advert for Al-Adwaa book.
Mays Hemdan – Cadbury Star
We all remember the Cadbury Star chocolate as it is a part of our childhood, but do you remember seeing Mays Hemdan, Yasmine Abdelaziz, and Sherry Adel in the advert?
The 3 actresses were the stars of the advert for a long time before becoming the biggest celebrities in Egypt.
Amir Karara – Halawani Jam
Before Amir Karara was an actor her was a host and people already knew him, but what people might not know is that he appeared in an advert by the brand Halawani to promote its jam.
Ahmed Mekky – Vodafone
Before directing “El 7assa El Sab3a” or “The Seventh Sense” Mekky appeared in a Vodafone advert.
Up until today, many people try to get into acting by joining advertising. This is because many celebrities started off the same and ended up being the biggest in the country.
Tell us which one of these surprised you the most.