10 Weirdest Celebrity Tech Ads

When it comes to technology advertising , some companies hire a celebrity, and have 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

I understand wanting Quincy Jones to promote your audio products . I don't get having him just sit in a chair and wink at the camera once you've got him.

4. Quentin Tarantino for PerfecTV

Now, here's a commercial that knows how to use a celebrity spokesperson. The proper way to use Quentin Tarantino is to put him in an awesome fight scene, even if what you're selling is cable television .

5. Cameron Diaz for SoftBank Mobile

These SoftBank Mobile commercials are utterly mystifying to me. What are they attempting to say about the service? That you can walk while using it? That sometimes you will drop things if you do that? Whatever the message is, Cameron Diaz sure seems to be delivering it enthusiastically.

6. Mr T. for World of Warcraft

Not the most obscure celebrity tech ad, but still one of the best. By the way, Mr. T is apparently pretty good with computers, since WoW now includes Night Elf Mohawks in the game.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio for Telecom Italia

This ad teaches us the classic lesson that while nature is pretty good, Leonardo DiCaprio and mobile phones are much, much better.

8. Andy Warhol for TDK

Although it may seem weird to see an artist doing ads for an electronics company , take a moment to consider how especially weird the ad itself is.

9. Chuck Norris for Czech T-Mobile

This final ad is part of a series of Czech T-Mobile ads that Chuck Norris did on the strength of his tough-as-nails, Internet-meme persona.