Seven forgotten drinks ads starring Hollywood A-listers

Not all adverts wear well with age, and some deserve to be forgotten. But as this collection of celebrity-laden classics prove, starring the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Swayze and Bruce Willis, many deserve to be remembered simply for their ‘so bad it’s good’ appeal.

Patrick Swayze starts in a 1979 ad for Pabst Blue Ribbon

On their rise to the top, few actors, however big they become, refrain completely from taking up the offer of a lucrative endorsement deal.

Bruce Willis took up with Seagrams in the 1980s to produce a number of entertaining adverts that scream the decade, while Jeff Goldblum offered his dry wit and quirky humour to help Holsten Pils boost its sales in the early 1990s.

While some adverts stand the test of time (Rutger Hauer’s Guinness advert is still compelling) many can become an embarrassing blip better forgotten.

Here, we have rounded up a collection of the biggest names to have graced our television screens from the 1970s to the early 1990s in the pursuit of promoting any number of alcoholic beverages – from Japanese lager to Golden Wine Coolers.

Click through for a look at some of the best retro drinks ads…

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