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 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.
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.
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 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.
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!