John Malkovich stars in two new iPhone 4S TV adverts

24 May, 2012 - Paul Dixon
iPhone 4S John Malkovich

Apple has released two new TV adverts for the iPhone 4S featuring the actor John Malkovich. As with previous ads in the series, both focus on the smartphone’s voice-controlled assistant, Siri. In the first commercial, which is titled “Life”, Siri answers a philosophical question. And in the second, titled “Joke”, Siri shows her funny side while helping Malkovich plan a night out.

iPhone 4S TV Ad – Life


Malkovich: Life.

Siri: Try and be nice to people. Avoid eating fat. Read a good book every now and then. Get some walking in. And try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.

Malkovich: That’s pretty spectacular advice actually. Thank you. I enjoyed this chat immensely. You are very eloquent.

Siri: That’s nice of you to say.

iPhone 4S TV Ad – Joke


Malkovich: Weather.

Siri: Nice weather coming up today through this Tuesday.

Malkovich: Evening.

Siri: You don’t have anything on your calendar for this evening.

Malkovich: Fantastic.

Malkovich: Linguica.

Siri: I found five restaurants whose reviews mention linguica fairly close to you.

Malkovich: Joke.

Siri: Two iPhones walk into a bar, I forget the rest.

Malkovich: That’s funny.

Siri: Was it something I said?

Malkovich: Yes it was.

John Malkovich is the third celebrity to feature in an iPhone 4S TV advert. Last month Apple released commercials starring Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel.

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