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Samuel L. Jackson has become the latest face of UK's biggest bakery brand Warburtons, joining a series of A-list legends who have taken on the role.
In the new two minute advert the Pulp Fiction star, 74, turns his hand to the top job in the Warburtons business, alongside the bakery's real chairman, Jonathan Warburton.
While the bread advert may not have the same gravitas as his Oscar-nominated role in Pulp Fiction, Jackson will no doubt have received a hefty cheque for his day of work.
Although bakery boss Jonathan Warburton will not disclose the exact figure he shelled out he confessed the Hollywood partnerships are a 'huge outlay' with Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, and George Clooney said to have received six-figure sums when they starred in his campaigns.
Now, MailOnline takes a look at the Hollywood heavyweights who swapped the silver screen for British TV adverts.
Roll of a lifetime! Samuel L. Jackson, 74, is the latest face of UK's biggest bakery brand Warburtons - joining a series of notable A-list Hollywood legends
Heartthrobs: Robert De Niro previously starred in the Warbutons advert while George Clooney was also in an advert for the bread back in 2021
Hollywood heavyweight: Sylvester Stallone previously starred in an £18million campaign with the brand. It premiered during the Britain's Got Talent show on Saturday 11th April 2015
In 2020 legendary rapper Snoop Dogg partnered with takeaway service Just Eat, starring in their adverts and recording a new song for the company.
The star gives the jingle 'Did somebody say Just Eat' a new twist in the popular advert.
He is said to have been paid £5.3 million for the 30 second clip, with a source explaining: 'It's easy money and the adverts have proved a hit with audiences.
'Snoop is a legendary character so the negotiation took time and plenty of cash. But having him on board has not only driven sales, it's given the brand a massive boost.'
The music insider added the song has proved very popular on social media and is the company's most successful advert.
After its success in the UK, the campaign was rolled out across Europe and Australia.Britney Spears, Kevin Bacon and EE
Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon has been a brand ambassador for British mobile network operator EE since 2012 and has been featured in several ads for the company.
One notable advert saw him team up with Britney Spears, donning the singer's iconic red catsuit and dancing around in front of the less than impressed pop star.
EE chief executive Marc Allera said they had chosen Spears for a recognisable and retro feel to the ad campaign, explaining: 'We were looking for an instantly recognisable star and track with mass appeal, that Kevin could impersonate.
'We also needed someone willing to embrace the playful nature of our ads and have a bit of fun. Britney was the perfect choice with her red rubber catsuit and her world famous Oops I did It Again track.'
Bacon is allegedly paid in the seven figure range for his EE partnership.
Big money: In 2020 rapper Snoop Dogg partnered with takeaway service Just Eat, starring in their adverts and recording a new song for the company for a fee of £5.3 million
Two's company: Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon has been a brand ambassador for mobile network operator EE since 2012 and one notable advert saw him team up with Britney Spears
The A-Team star Mr T starred in one of Snickers' most memorable and controversial adverts in 2008.
The clip showed the actor in a tank pulling up alongside a man exercising in tight yellow shorts before shouting: 'Speed walking? I pity you fool. You are a disgrace to the man race. It's time to run like a real man.'
He then forces the man to break into a sprint by taking pot shots at him with a Snickers machine gun.
It ended with Mr T uttering the slogan to the current Snickers campaign – 'Get some nuts'.
However, just days after the advert debuted it was taken off the air following strong protests from the U.S. – despite the fact it was never shown on American television.
The U.S. lobby group Human Rights Campaign claimed the advert was homophobic, criticising Mars – which makes Snickers – for condoning 'the notion that the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is a group of second class citizens and that violence against GLBT people is not only acceptable but humorous'.
A spokesman for Mars said: 'This ad is the second in a series of UK Snickers ads featuring Mr T, which are meant to be fun and have been positively received in the UK.
'However, we understand that humour is highly subjective, and it is never our intention to