10 weirdest celebrity tech ads

We've searched the Web and found 10 of the craziest celebrity tech advertisements around.

By David Daw, PC World |  Personal Tech, advertising

When it comes to technology advertising, there are two time-honored schools of thought. The first touts the many virtues of the featured product in an attempt to show that it's superior to competitors. The second makes an end run around reason, hires a celebrity, and has them do something ridiculous in the general vicinity of the product. From Mr. T playing nonexistent classes in World of Warcraft to Chuck Norris passing out, we've found the weirdest celebrity tech ads on the Web.

1. Nicolas Cage for Sankyo Pachinko

Let's start off nice and slow. Nicolas Cage has basically made a career out of being weird for money, so the oddest thing about this totally out-there Japanese clip for Sankyo's pachinko games is that everybody else manages to be even weirder than he is.

2. Brad Renfro for Resident Evil 2

For the release of the second Resident Evil game (called Biohazard in Japan), Capcom went all out. Not only did the company budget for Brad Renfro to play one of the game's main characters in this commercial's live-action adaptation, it also got George Romero, the man who invented the zombie genre, to direct it.

3. Quincy Jones for Hitachi


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