George Clooney Goes on a Road Trip Through Hollywood History for Nespresso

The Ad Shows How Far He'll Go for the Perfect Cup

Published On
Apr 26, 2017

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George Clooney takes a road trip through Hollywood history in his latest turn as Nespresso's "Brand Ambassador."

Created out of McCann New York, the big production spot is designed to show how far Clooney will go for delicious coffee. As he stands under a tent in rainy, gray middle of nowhere, next to a sad-looking coffeemaker, he gets a call from his buddy Andy Garcia, who sips his Nespresso in the middle of paradise.

So frustrated Clooney sets off, hitching rides with beloved Silver Screen characters from yesteryear on a quest for the perfect cup. We see him backseat with Kermit and Fozzie Bear ("The Muppet Movie"), shotgun with Burt Reynolds ("Smokey and the Bandit") and Janet Leigh ("Psycho"), riding alongside Peter Fonda ("Easy Rider") and on the racetrack from "Seabiscuit."

The spot was directed by Untitled's Grant Heslov, a longtime collaborator with Clooney, who directed the actor in "Men Who Stare at Goats" and co-wrote with him the screenplay for "Good Night, and Good Luck." The visual mavens at Framestore helped to stitch Clooney seamlessly into the famous movie scenes. The ad is set to Mel Torme's classic take on "Comin' Home, Baby." It will run in the U.S. and Canada across TV, digital and social.

Clooney's previous outings for the brand include his turn as a coach who schools Danny Devito on the art of being suave, which, of course, includes drinking Nespresso.


Apr 26, 2017
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
McCann-New York
Director :
Grant Heslov
Production Company :
Visual Effects :
President :
Guillaume Le Cunff
Vice President :
Davide Moro
Director, Marketing :
Justin DeGeorge
Brand Communications Manager :
Allison Moore
Brand Manager :
Laura Hagege
Global Communications Campaign Manager :
Carlos Oyanguren
Chief Creative Officer :
Eric Silver
Co-Chief Creative Officer :
Tom Murphy
Co-Chief Creative Officer :
Sean Bryan
Executive Creative Director :
Larry Platt
Group Creative Director :
Danny Rodriguez
Art Director :
Nic Howell
Writer :
Geoff Bentz
Chief Production Officer :
Nathy Aviram
Broadcast Affairs :
Danielle Korn
Broadcast Affairs :
Gordon Corte
Broadcast Affairs :
Sam Belkin
Broadcast Affairs :
Kimberly Kress
Executive Producer :
Kathy Love
Account Management :
Dana McCullough
Account Management :
Laura Decker
Account Management :
Joey Smilgiewicz
Strategy :
Laura Frank
Strategy :
Anna Andreis
Project Management :
Alexandra Goldklang
Business Affairs :
Lenie Gramovot
Talent :
Terry Marcello
Traffic Director :
Elly Schribman
Network Clearance :
Michelle Mason
Director, Photography :
Phedon Papamichael
Editorial Company :
Big Sky
Editor :
Chris Franklin
Executive Producer :
Sarah Hiddlestone
Executive Creative Director :
Murray Butler
Visual Effects Supervisor :
Martin Lazaro
Senior Producer :
Nick Fraser
3D Team :
Nathan Diehl
3D Team :
Mohamed Echkouna
3D Team :
Sean Curran
3D Team :
Stefania Cancemi
3D Team :
Will Frazier
3D Team :
Nico Cappuccio
2D Team :
Karch Coon
2D Team :
Sang Kim
2D Team :
Raul Ortego
2D Team :
Steve Drew
2D Team :
Matt Pascuzzi
2D Team :
Corrina Wilson
2D Team :
Elaina Brillantes
Design/Matte Painting :
Callum Mckeveny
Transfer :
Company 3
Transfer Artist :
Tim Masick
Mix :
Sound Lounge
Engineer :
Tom Jucarone
Web Films :
Sustainability Video
Production Company :
Beware Doll
Director :
Sam Jones
Editorial :
Craft NY
Song :
Mel Tormes Comin Home Baby
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