Tonight while vegging out watching some “must see TV” (well, at least Lost is finally on again), I caught again the Kate Winslet American Express commercial. I appreciate commercials like this — smart and subtle. It wasn’t until the very end (when Kate picks up a hook) that I figured out who it was.
A little digging on IMDB helped me piece together (I think) the movies with the dialog:
“At 17 I went to prison for murder” (Heavenly Creatures, 1994)
“By 19, I was pennyless and heartbroken” (Sense and Sensibility, 1995)
“I almost drowned at 20” (Titanic, 1997)
“My mind started to go at 24” (Iris, 2001)
“Then I had my memory erased at 28” (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004)
“And by 29, I was in Neverland” (Neverland, 2004)
For more celebrity commercials, check out the American Express site.
Update 2005-10-20: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram just published a column mentioning my breakdown of this commercial.