Young Robert De Niro Appears in 1969 AMC Car Commercial

In 1969, Robert De Niro had­n’t yet land­ed a major film role. (That would come four years lat­er.) So, like many young actors, he did com­mer­cials, includ­ing this fine one. Not much is known about this spot, oth­er than De Niro, then 26 years old, gives a hammed up pitch for the 1969 Ambas­sador, a boat of a car made by the Amer­i­can Motors Cor­po­ra­tion, a com­pa­ny once run by George Rom­ney, father of Mitt.

Enjoy the video, and when you’re done, don’t miss the addi­tion­al footage. You’ll get more young actors and actress­es doing com­mer­cials dur­ing their sal­ad days.

Far­rah Faw­cett — Union 76 (1972)
Dustin Hoff­man — Volk­swag­on (1966)
Kim Basinger — Bright Side Sham­poo (1972)
Lind­say Wag­n­er — Twice as Nice Sham­poo (1967)
John Tra­vol­ta — US Army (1973)
Cybill Shep­herd — Cov­er Girl (1969)

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