In 2015 it was reported that there were over 115 million home TVs in the United States. It is arguably the most powerful source of marketing for companies, hence why our shows and programmes are interrupted with countless commercials.

Commercials are meant to be catchy, with a tune or phrase usually the way to go, or even a returning actor regularly featured in the 30 second clip. Many actors, including Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt started out in TV advertising.

So we’ve collected the most loved commercials of all time and found out what happened to some of our favourite commercial characters and the actors who played them.


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Jodie Foster’s long and successful career in acting started when she was just three years old with a role as the ‘Coppertone Girl’. She then went on to feature in a number of commercials as a child actor, including one for the GAF Viewfinder.

Her big film debut came in Taxi Driver which helped skyrocket her career!