- Oct 29, 2002
- Reaction score
- East of Suez
Now he's in adverts for some mobile firm.
I'm sorry but I can't suspend my disbelief and imagine that guy as Bilbo.
He's also punching way above his weight in those ads.
Not seen the ads, but generally you have to accumulate a lot of credibility before you can expend some on advertising and not be lessened as a professional for it.
Did Lemmy do any TV ads? If so, he would have got away with it as you know the money would be spent at the bar, on his mates or buying military memorabilia--and who can begrudge a man that?
Likewise, John Cleese. Several ads--some faintly amusing at least--and you know he has to pay off all those grasping ex-wives.
I'm not quite at the Bill Hicks level, but if it looks like you'll do anything your agent throws at you, you're off the artistic register. I like Cederic Bandersnatch, but he's become painfully ubiquitous in recent years.