18 of the Worlds Most Famous Trucker Drivers
17/11/2017
18 of the Worlds Most Famous Trucker Drivers

18 of The Worlds Most Famous Truck Drivers

 
From 18 wheels to 18,000,000 followers on Twitter, these 18 famous faces at some point in their lifetime have been behind the wheel of a truck. Maybe you can one day follow their path and become a famous trucker and a global superstar, or maybe you can just keep daydreaming about it in your cabin.
 

1 - Charles Bronson

The famous Western star didn’t always ride horses, after his service during WW2 Bronson found himself in and out of many jobs trying to find a career he could stick to. At one point he drove a lorry, but later chose to join a theatre company which led to his success in films like The Dirty Dozen and Once Upon A Time in the West. Maybe consider joining a theatre company if you want to trade freight for fame and become a famous truck driver like Bronson.

 Famous truck driver Charles Bronson


2 - James Cameron

The unforgettable director of many classic movies like Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Aliens and Titanic had a bit of a bumpy start, dropping out of his English studies at university he took up becoming a lorry driver but continued to work on scripts and taught himself all about special effects. Eventually, in 1977, after being heavily inspired by Star Wars he quit his job as a lorry driver and used his well-earned cash to buy a camera and (with two friends) created a budget 10-minute science fiction movie. Following the success of his indie movie, he became the production assistant on many sets until he approached directing with Piranha 2 and The Terminator. His films Avatar and Titanic are now the 2 highest-grossing films of all time, both earning over $2 billion at the box office.

Famous Truck Drivers - James Cameron


3 - Sean Connery

The first (and arguably the best) Bond, the Scottish actor has always been a man of many traits. Before he pursued acting Connery’s jobs included: serving in the Navy, truck driver, a lifeguard at swimming pools, a labourer, an artist’s model, a stage assistant and a coffin polisher. He eventually starred in South Pacific where he also met Michael Caine, the pair eventually became close friends. Just imagine if Sean Connery was one of your truck drivers, he would always deliver!
 
Famous truckers Sean Connery


4 - Chevy Chase

The National Lampoon star, very much like Connery had many career paths before acting, including a job as a trucker. After he finished med school one of his first job roles was driving an 18-wheeler. Another famous truck driver from the film industry gives hope to any truckers wanting to become film stars, it can be done!
 
Famous Trucker Chevy Chase


5 - Rock Hudson

The star who eventually became the leading man of many classic rom-coms during the 50s and 60s, Rock also drove trucks during his service in WW2. He also co-starred and was close friends with Elizabeth Taylor. Rock Hudson is one of the most famous truck drivers from the movie industry.
 Famous lorry drivers - Rock Hudson


6 - Richard Pryor

Listed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time, inspiring the likes of Eddie Murphy, before he became a successful comedian he had a job as a truck driver, moving loads across the US and Europe. We know many a truck driver who think they are as funny as Richard Pryor, if you think you can cut it as a stand up comedian get yourself to an open mike night. Perhaps you can do a set about the facilities at truck stops, although that is no laughing matter these days.


Famous lorry driver Richard Pryor


7 - Viggo Mortenson

Most famous as Aragorn in The Lord of The Rings, considered to be an underrated star in the 90s Mortenson originally returned to Denmark following his education, he took up jobs driving trucks and as a florist. He eventually returned to the United States to pursue a career in acting which lead to an Oscar nomination in 2016 for his role in Captain Fantastic.

Celebrity truckers - Viggo Mortenson

 

8 - Liam Nesson

The star most prominently known for his role as the over-protective father of Taken, as well as his Oscar-nominated role as Oskar Schindler and as the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace originally became a fork-lift driver and lorry driver for Guinness (What would you expect of an Irishman?) but he eventually decided it wasn’t for him in the long run and joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre and got his first film role in 1977 with Pilgrim’s Progress. Every truck driver needs a certain set of skills if they want to become a famous trucker.
 
Movie star truck drivers - Liam Neeson


9 - Elvis Presley

The king of rock was famously told in an audition: “Stick to truck driving, you’ll never make it as a singer.” He really made them eat their words, letting one of the biggest stars of all time slip through their fingers, word has it he was a pretty good truck driver too.

Truckers who are famous - Elvis Presley
 

10 - Chris Eubank

The legendary London boxer with 23 wins by KO was suspended from his secondary school in Peckham, moving to New York to make a fresh start on his life and rise through the boxing ranks. Did you know he has his own truck? Sometimes driving it around cities and waving at fans.
Don’t believe us, check it out below?

Famous people who drive trucks - Chris Eubank

 

11 - Peter Sutcliffe

Otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper, Sutcliffe was notorious for a series of 13 murders between 1975 and 1980, eventually he was apprehended on January 2nd 1981. He was given a whole life order, meaning he would never be released from custody. Sutcliffe also had experience as a truck driver, his job gave him much more flexibility allowing him to pick his shifts. Arguably the most infamous truck driver ever.
 
Peter Sutcliffe driving a truck


12 - Matt Craven

Star of A Few Good Men alongside Tom Cruise and X-Men: First Class, he originally dropped out of school and took any jobs he could (including a job as a trucker) to financially support his mother and sister. Eventually he discovered his love for acting at aged 20, auditioning and starring in a production of Dracula. There are still a few good men (and women) out there on our roads making sure the country keeps moving, famous trucker or regular trucker keep up the good work! 

Matt Craven use to drive a truck


13 - Robert Duvall

This famour truck driver always delivers on performance, with roles in some of the greatest films of all time: To Kill a Mockingbird, Apocalypse Now and The Godfather under his belt the successful actor was once a truck driver while finding his footsteps in acting classes. Among his classmates were: Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman, they must've had a great teacher! He also served in the US army.
 
Famous truck drivers - Robert Duvall


14 - Jason Aldean

Before becoming one of the biggest country rock stars of the US, Aldean drove a Pepsi truck across the states at age 17, before eventually perusing his dreams of a successful career in the music industry. The famous truck driver still has a love of trucks even today.

Jason Aldean is a famous trucker

 

15 - Michael 'Beer Man' Lewis

An NFL star, Michael is the team ambassador of the New Orleans Saints. Unlike most football players, he never attended college because he had a family to care for. Instead he drove a Budweiser truck (which lead to his nickname 'Beer Man'), with his route near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He was eventually signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, which kicked-off this famous truckers football career.

Michael Lewis was a trucker before the NFL


16 - Lindsay Fox

An Australian billionaire businessman who privately held a logistics firm with more than 5,000 trucks across ten countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He left school at age 16 because he simply wasn’t interested in what education had to offer and instead became a truck driver. He’s paid multiple visits to his old-school discussing the success of his business. From trucker to billionaire, there is hope for us all, why not become an owner truck driver and build your business empire from there?

Famous trucker is a billionaire

 

17 - Sylvester Stallone

While he never had a job as a trucker, he did star as one in Over the Top for which he also wrote the screenplay. Taking his son on a road-trip in an attempt to bond with him he also tries to become the champion of arm wrestling. Think of it as the truck driver’s Rocky.

Sly Stallone driving bread truck

 

18 - Kurt Russell

The star who made a superb comeback in recent box office hits like Deepwater Horizon and Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 will always be remembered for his role as Jack Burton in Big Trouble Little China, the film is a great spoof of action-comedies and also delivers one of the best roles a truck driver has ever had in cinema. Off-set you could easily mistake Kurt Russell for a real-life truck driver.
 
Truckers who are really famous like Kurt Russell
 
These famous truck drivers are all awesome, but they’ve got nothing on the men and women who continue their jobs as truck drivers ensuring the world keeps moving.

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