Hollywood Brands Quiz: Product Placement at Its Best?

Product placement, marketing genius, manipulation: whatever you call it, the seventh art and marketing muscle are frequent box office companions. In other words, Hollywood has long had an affair with the mega brands.

We saw little George Bailey endorsing National Geographic magazine in the 1946 Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. We saw 1998’s love letter to AOL, You’ve Got Mail, also starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

Which other Hollywood movies have prominently displayed current products and brands? Test your brand marketing trivia quotient to find out (before considering whether or not you care).

  1. Dr. Evil is linked to this drink company in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
  2. Ethan Hunt uses some of these guns in Mission: Impossible III.
  3. In The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu use this car to make a getaway in Paris. (This same car is also used by Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther.)
  4. Security guard Larry Daley reads this book in Night at the Museum.
  5. James Bond wears this watch in Casino Royale.
  6. In Matrix Reloaded, Trinity and Neo hop on this motorcycle.
  7. Peter Parker uses this drink to practice his newfound powers in the movie Spider-Man.
  8. Bella drives this red truck in Twilight.
  9. This newspaper is featured in period movie The Prestige.
  10. Troy will attend this university in High School Musical 3.
  11. In Yes Man, Carl Allen attends a motivational seminar at this hotel.
  12. Brad and Kate play this game in Four Christmases.
  13. Hitch uses this over-the-counter medication in Hitch.
  14. Chuckie drinks this coffee in Good Will Hunting.
  15. This computer is used in V for Vendetta.

Bonus trivia: Name at least one luxury brand that is NOT featured in the movie Sex and the City.

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