Commercial Break: Ads are easy peasy for Hollywood mavericks
Here are some of his more memorable quotes…
“I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I'm not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I'm the odd one out, the outsider.”
“I have a deep fascination with the lives of monks. But, then, I'm fascinated by criminality, too.”
“Sometimes, I like to act in something where I can drop my pants and shake my bare ass. That's the excitement of being a performer.”
“We are all capable of everything. I could be a thief. I could be a murderer. I could be anything at all. But, above all, I think I am a seeker.”
He’s right. He could be a thief, a murderer or a seeker. But it just so happens that in this new advert for Birds Eye frozen peas, Willen Dafoe is a stuffed polar bear.
The only reason we can think for doing this is that Orson Welles also once advertised Findus frozen peas and that Dafoe believes he's following some grand actorly tradition, although Welles made a bit of a song and dance of his ad. Oh and the money. He might have done it for the money.