The Website top stars don't want you to see. Japander.com catches image-conscious A-listers like Harrison Ford and Leonardo DiCaprio making extra cash by shilling for Japanese products

By Joshua Rich
August 23, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio: Japander.com

It’s no secret that Hollywood stars have long been raking in bucks — and yen and lire — peddling products overseas. But getting a look at these TV spots used to require a passport and a plane ride. Now, thanks to Japander.com, we can view clips of nearly 70 image-conscious entertainers like Harrison Ford, Jennifer Lopez, and Leonardo DiCaprio doing in Japan what they wouldn’t be caught dead doing on these shores. Webmaster Al Soiseth, 34, a Saskatchewan native who teaches English in Japan, tapes the ads and dumps them onto the Web.

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