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Best Ever Celebrity Gadget Ads

Best-Ever Celebrity Gadget AdsWhat do Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the cast of 'M*A*S*H' have in common? If you said Kevin Bacon ... well, you're probably right. But they've also all appeared in TV ads for technology products ranging from Atari and Nintendo to IBM and Compaq. Inspired by this recent roundup of current celebrity ad campaigns, we've dredged the very depths of YouTube in search of the all-time greatest celebrity tech ads, and here's what we found.

Kevin Costner

Year: 1983

Apple LISA

1983 was a rough year for Kevin Costner. First, his hopes for a big break were shattered when his part was completely edited out of one of the year's biggest films, 'The Big Chill.' Then, he appeared in this ad -- as an actor, mind you; not as Kevin Costner -- for the Apple LISA, one of the biggest flops in the history of personal computing. It's evident Costner had yet to perfect his craft. After all, look at the way he walks into his office -- is that the most unnatural gait you've ever seen? And look at the way he awkwardly holds the mouse! In his defense, though, how many people in 1983 knew how to use a computer mouse?

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