Many of Hollywood’s most familiar faces kicked off their careers by starring in TV commercials as kids.
These celebs sold anything from BBQ sauce, to Porsche sports cars, and video games.
Scroll below to see 13 of the most surprising celebrities who began their careers playing roles in commercials they would probably never agree to now.
One of Leonardo DiCaprio’s first jobs was in this Bubble Yum commercial.
A hyper-active 13-year-old Mila Kunis starred in a Lisa Frank commercial in 1996.
In 1992, Elijah Wood starred in this baffling commercial for Cheese.
Britney Spears was in a Maull’s Barbecue Sauce commercial in 1993.
In 1999, “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart appeared in an ad for the Porsche 911.
Seth Green – of “Buffy,” “Family Guy,” and “Austin Powers” fame – started out flogging Nerf slingshots in the ’90s.
A spot-free Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) starred in this Clearasil ad from 2003.
Drew Barrymore ate cookies with the Pillsbury Dough Boy in the early 1980s.
In 1982, Jack Black appeared underneath a giant bucket hat in an ad for Pit Fall — an Atari 2600 game.
“Coraline” and “Twilight” star Dakota Fanning appeared in a Tide washing detergent ad in the 1990s.
Sarah Michelle Gellar featured in a Burger King Commercial in 1981 — long before she became Buffy.
In 1996, Lindsay Lohan appeared in this Jello commercial, with the now infamous Bill Cosby.
“Twilight” star Taylor Lautner gobbled cornflakes and played baseball with Tony the Tiger in this Kellogg’s commercial.