Once upon a time, in a land not so far from this one, Brad Pitt was the very face anti-consumerism. You see, when he slipped into the role of the elitist-loathing, food-abusing, violence-embracing Tyler Durden from Fight Club, his visage was inextricably married to images of leveling credit card corporations with nothing more than a little human fat and some determination. Of course, that was before Pitt settled into old age with a passel of children at his feet. Now, it seems, he'll shill for something as long as it doesn't damage his reputation in America.

Need proof? Look no further than this Chinese ad for the Cadillac XTS. In it, Pitt contentedly wafts the big front-wheel drive barge around San Francisco against a mildly euphoric soundtrack. You can check out the scene for yourself below, just make sure you have your last meal squarely situated in your stomach before pressing play. We have to wonder if Pitt wakes up in the middle of the night with Chuck Palahniuk's oddly omniscient words echoing in his ears: "Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you."



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      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      He gets paid 10x your yearly salary to make a commercial that is as difficult as wiping your butt. Of course he's going to make the commercial.
        Greg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        Especially if he thinks that Americans won't see it. Apparently that's the big appeal of these foreign television commercials for big American celebrities. They don't want to hurt their image in America by doing an advertisement. You'd be surprised at some of the foreign commercials that big USA celebrities have done, just search YouTube...
      DAVID!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Brad Pitt is doing what any good capitalist is doing. Making money. Why not sell to China, we buy there junk so they buy one of our better cars.
        John Murphy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DAVID!
        We do not sell Cars to China . they make them at a Siac factory . The import fee is 25% on cars imported to China
      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love that its filmed in San Francisco. Asian commercials are always so fun to watch, they have a certain feeling to them all.
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      Filmed in fabulous San Frangeles, a place that doesn't exist, but if it did . . . OMG.
      dohc73
      • 2 Years Ago
      .......after all, he needs a car that big for all those kids he's got. And her.
      to your email L
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yup just like any other rich celeb it IS all about the money.
      EB110Americana
      • 2 Years Ago
      That wasn't bad. I don't know what they were saying, but overall it wasn't obnoxious, annoying, featuring a stuck-in-your-head jingle, or a message that manages to tell you nothing about the product while simultaneously insulting your intelligence like 99.9% of American commercials out there.
      larry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this a joke ??? Brad Pitt looks like a homeless person driving a Cadillac. I would suggest he at least cut his hair and look like he had a shower in the last month.
      Anthony Evelyn
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL the amount of haters and numbskull's here cussing off Brad Pitt and GM is truly overwhelming. That is one of Cadillac's better commercials anywhere and its good Caddy has a market in China.
      johnnythemoney
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seen worse, still didn't buy it this time either.
      lordedardstark1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog, I don't want to watch these movies, unless they're from a reputable video source, such as Vimeo or Youtube; I don't want any viruses form a 3rd hand, unknown Chinese website.
        Daniel D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lordedardstark1
        You will be horrified to learn that web servers are all around the world and foreign like people put foreign stuff on them. It gets worse. They speak foreign languages like Chinese and the Queens English.
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daniel D
          Freddy Mercury had his own language?!?
      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      A car commercial targetting chinese consumers, but filmed in America with an american actor? Somehow I don\'t think this is going to work.
        James
        • 2 Years Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        You could have shortened that last sentence to "Somehow I don't think."
        piggybox
        • 2 Years Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Cadillac is promoted as an American luxury brand. The image of American life style will sell.
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