Bruce Willis talks about his email in new Outlook.com video

Microsoft officially took Outlook.com out of the beta stage last week and the company wasted no time promoting the email service to the film community. Last weekend's Film Independent Spirit Awards, held the day before the Academy Awards, were partly sponsored by Microsoft and Outlook.com. In an unusual move, Microsoft actually had its own "pink carpet" correspondent during the awards in the form of comedienne Jodi Miller. The new Outlook.com video posted on YouTube had Miller asking celebrities and film executives about their various email activities.

The clip includes Bruce Willis saying the last email he had sent that day was to fellow actor Cole Hauser who then sent Willis pictures of his new baby. Other actors in the clip include Andy Samberg and Bradley Cooper, along with a number of actors we have frankly never heard of but we are sure are huge in the independent movie world. One of them actually admitted on camera he had switched his Hotmail account to Outlook that morning.

We liked this video as it shows that everyone, from well known actors to everyday folks have to deal with email and how best to organize it, something which we are sure Microsoft would like to assist with Outlook.com

Source: Microsoft on YouTube

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no celebrity interest? I believe this is purely for that purpose, drawing interest toward Outlook from people that already have a strong following. Outlook is mostly used for emails... celebrities using the outlook email service when they could be using any email service.

Why should I switch to Outlook.com? What can it... HANG ON, BRUCE WILLIS USES IT? OKAY, I'M SWITCHING TO IT IMMEDIATELY.

Bruce Willis, an old, bold actor. Yeah that will capture the young audience. They couldn't get a sparkley vampire to do this video?

The young audience isn't their target audience.
Bruce Willis only said a few words... Yet I also Want it VERY MUCH SO!
OKAY, I'M SWITCHING TO IT IMMEDIATELY.

There is much more segmentation other than young and old. Also celebrity interest isn't limited to age; especially with the amount of actors in the video.

There is no celebrity interest. The questions were not about Outlook at all. It was about email. One dork who switched his hotmail to outlook.

DarkNet said,
Bruce Willis, an old, bold actor. Yeah that will capture the young audience. They couldn't get a sparkley vampire to do this video?

All actors get old. But Bruce was the cornerstone of some classic action movies in the 80s and 90s. All this modern computer-generated action stuff doesn't interest me - I like my action raw.

EMail is now more of Office stuff rather being common peoples fun stuff..

Here in India, high teledensity and cheap SMS tariff seems to have killed email for personal use at-least..

I guess else where, cheap data rate along with cheaper ways to obtain career depended smart phone will also kill email from personal use in front of social networking msg like, FB chat or twitter..

Social Media... actually Facebook killed personal email exchange for me.
I still couldn't live without emails though.

EMail will continue to be here, just like paper prints, even in the edge of iPAD and digital readers..

Email will continue to be here for long, but just the personal peer to peer communication methods would be different.

Choto Cheeta said,
EMail is now more of Office stuff rather being common peoples fun stuff..

SMS is used highly all over the world but Email is still used for personal use. People still get personal emails, not just email conversations... example: people use a website for traveling and they will send them emails of details of their trip. There are a lot of personal uses for email.

Email is great, I got an email today from some ex government worker in Nigeria. Apparently he ripped off the government and now hes sending me 30 billion in cash to my bank account. After tonight I'll never have to put up with any of you chumps on this site again, I'll have my new assistance Jeeves post trolling comments for me. Laterssss....

pgn said,
Email is great, I got an email today from some ex government worker in Nigeria. Apparently he ripped off the government and now hes sending me 30 billion in cash to my bank account.

You got one too, I thought I was the only lucky one!
I'm going to give some to a lovely young woman who emailed me from Russia, she's promised to come visit me soon.

lkernan said,

You got one too, I thought I was the only lucky one!
I'm going to give some to a lovely young woman who emailed me from Russia, she's promised to come visit me soon.

Awesome, I got a bunch of Viagra and Cialis coupons in my email that were generously offered by this really legit looking website - I'll send them to your email, you might wanna stock up for that hot Russian girl.

francescob said,
Hasn't any of you been to school? It's spelled V1AGR4!

You're just kidding right? Besides, you should have spelled "Haven't" not "Hasn't".
As in... Haven't any of you been to school?
Or does V1AGR4 actually mean something?

LUTZIFER said,

You're just kidding right? Besides, you should have spelled "Haven't" not "Hasn't".
As in... Haven't any of you been to school?
Or does V1AGR4 actually mean something?

Not sure if trolling