New Nespresso ad features George Clooney, Muppets, John Candy, Burt Reynolds

By Karen Butler  |  Updated April 26, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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April 26 (UPI) -- George Clooney's latest Nespresso commercial shows him hitching rides in classic movie, travel scenes on a quest to get a cup of his favorite coffee.

Set to Mel Torme's song "Comin' Home, Baby," Wednesday's clip features Clooney in the cars of Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Movie, Janet Leigh in Psycho, Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, as well as on the back of Peter Fonda's motorcycle in Easy Rider and racing on the titular, champion horse in Seabiscuit. Clooney's Ocean's 11 co-star Andy Garcia also appears in the video as Clooney's fellow Nespresso lover.

"After the success and positive response to our first U.S. brand campaign with George Clooney, we are excited to launch our newest approach with our dedicated brand ambassador," Guillaume Le Cunff, president of Nespresso USA, said in a statement. "George Clooney has been a wonderful partner for many years, in the U.S. and globally, bringing the Nespresso brand essence to life in many ways – certainly through his entertaining advertisements but also through his work with the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board, championing our commitment to farmers and providing high quality, sustainable coffee to coffee lovers around the world."

"I've been on a journey with Nespresso over the last 12 years and this campaign has been one of the most fun and imaginative to date -- I love classic Hollywood and a cameo appearance in these famous movies has been one of my favorite roles," added Clooney. "My work with Nespresso has become something of a passion and reaches far beyond advertisements. First and foremost, I love the product. Second, I really love what they stand for. We have a shared commitment to further sustainable, global, coffee-farming practices in order to support farmers and their families, and protect the environment while delivering a high quality, great cup of coffee."

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