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Advertising Men: Watch This Nespresso Ad Starring George Clooney & Matt Damon, Directed By Grant Heslov

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 11, 2013 5:33 PM
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So why do celebrities like endorsing products? Well, Page Six's recent report is fairly instructive, as they reveal that Matt Damon got paid $150,000/second, or $3 million, for twenty seconds of work to feature in a new Nespresso spot with his good pal George Clooney. That coffee must be really good. Anyway, you can watch the "Monuments Men" pair bring their skills to selling java in a spot direct by Clooney collaborator and producer, Grant Heslov. And if Damon got $3 million, we're wondering how much Clooney got and if it was really worth it for Nespresso.

Meanwhile, U.K. store Marks & Spencer has launched their “Christmas Magic & Sparkle” campaign with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, David Gandy and Helena Bonham Carter. It's a fairy tale-inspired spot that finds Huntington-Whiteley going on a Dorothy-like adventure (one in which the Victoria's Secret model loses her clothes at one point, obviously) in an advert that looks like it actually cost whatever Nespresso paid Damon for his brief work. Different strokes, different folks we guess. Check out both spots below. [News Australia/The Inspiration Room]

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  • Patty Anne | November 12, 2013 7:58 AMReply

    I'll bet the money from these ads goes to their favorite charities, they are both great humanitarians.

  • owdl114 | November 12, 2013 5:45 AMReply

    I read that Clooney donates his fee for these adverts to causes in Darfour. Can anyone confirm this?

  • Gus | November 11, 2013 11:22 PMReply

    They're always fun together.

  • Ugh | November 11, 2013 8:36 PMReply

    Everytime Matt Damon does a gig for a hire a great performance is allowed to exist on the next passion project.

  • LA2000 | November 11, 2013 6:43 PMReply

    There is no shame in doing some clever advertising...but wow. Not good. Everybody looks to be sleepwalking through this. At least Penelope Cruz looks great in her Nespresso spot.

    But if this is the sort of gig Damon has to take to make up for the pay cut to do "Behind the Candelabra", then I am all for it.

  • Movie dude | November 11, 2013 6:34 PMReply

    Is it just me, or does Damon look wicked smaht?

  • Jane | November 11, 2013 6:14 PMReply

    The original article is clearly false. Damon was paid for a campaign, not just one commercial, and two commercials are already online.

  • Sidders | November 11, 2013 6:25 PM

    That is correct. There is also a release soon in which the two of them interview one another, and that should be a hoot.

  • Valerie D | November 11, 2013 6:10 PMReply

    Jason Bourne, chillin and watchin the exits. God he's hot.

  • Missy | November 11, 2013 6:00 PMReply

    If I had $3 million I'd be glad to glad to give it to Matt Damon but what I would require of him would take more than 20 seconds. Two hours should do it :-)

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