The money's great, babe, and they'll never see it back home. Yeah, but then came the internet, and now those agents' promises to their clients have turned out to be lies.

We've posted a few Japanese-market ads showing American or European stars shilling cars in the past, which seems to have inspired Maxichamp and Franzouse to hip us to a whole bunch more, in much the same way that Rob Lowe became "hip conscious" in the '88 Suzuki Cultus. Check out Maxichamp's blog for his commentary on many of these ads when you're done here.


ZZ Top, Honda Z


Paul Newman, Nissan Skyline Turbo


Paul Newman, Nissan Skyline Turbo


Jodie Foster, Honda Civic Ferio


Jodie Foster, Honda Civic Ferio


Ray Charles, Honda Civic Ferio


Diane Lane, Hino Cruising Ranger


Diane Lane, Hino Cruising Ranger


Mickey Rourke, Daihatsu Charade


Bruce Willis, Subaru Legacy


Bruce Willis, Subaru Outback


Jennifer Lopez, Subaru Legacy


Jennifer Lopez, Subaru Legacy


Eddie Murphy, Toyota Celica


Charlize Theron, Honda Life


Charlize Theron, Honda Life


Jean Reno, Toyota Alphard


Jean Reno, Toyota Alphard


Alain Delon, Mazda Capella


Alain Delon, Mazda Capella


Leonardo DiCaprio, Suzuki Wagon R


Harrison Ford, Honda Legend


Harrison Ford, Honda Legend


Rob Lowe, Suzuki Cultus


Rob Lowe, Suzuki Cultus


Brad Pitt, Honda Integra


Jack Nicklaus, Nissan Gloria


Anthony Hopkins, Honda Avancier


Roger Moore, Toyota Corona


Roger Moore, Toyota Corona


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