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Famous Professional Drivers

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With 3.6 million professional drivers in the U.S. alone, there are bound to be some famous drivers out there in the world. We have gathered a list of some of the most famous celebrities that started as professional drivers.

James Cameron: 

James Cameron is a Canadian film director who is best known for films such as, Terminator, Avatar, and Titanic. He dropped out of university and became a professional driver. He eventually used the money he earned driving to buy his own camera and create a 10-minute science fiction movie.


Sean Connery:

Most famous for portraying James Bond, Sean Connery had quite a few occupations before acting. He served in the Navy, was a lifeguard, a stage assistant, a coffin polisher and of course a professional driver.


Chevy Chase:

The actor best known for playing Clark Griswald in the National Lampoon series of movies, Chevy Chase also has experience being a professional driver. After Chevy Chase finished med school one of his first jobs was driving an 18-wheeler.


Liam Neeson:

Liam Neeson known for his roles in Taken and Star Wars was originally a fork life operator and professional driver before ultimately deciding that driving wasn’t for him.


Elvis Presley:

Before becoming the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was also professional driver. He was famously told in an audition “stick to truck driving, you’ll never make it as a singer”.



As different as all these celebrities are, they all have one thing in common, being a professional driver provided them a stepping stone for them to go and pursue their dreams. The next big star could be driving on the road next to you!



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