Betcha didn’t know these famous people drove truck!
It’s not hard to picture one of Hollywood’s most manly actors, Charles Bronson, behind the wheel of a big rig. After his service during WW2 Bronson drove a freight truck while bouncing from job to job before joining a theatre company. That of course lead to what he’s more famous for, staring in Westerns like the Dirty Dozen and Once Upon a Time in the West.
Chevy Chase not only went to med school, but he also drove an 18-wheeler before becoming a National Lampoon icon.
Aldean drove a Pepsi truck across the states at age 17, before eventually perusing his dreams of a successful career in the music industry. Just this past October, Aldean celebrated truck drivers with a surprise show in Nashville.
This famous director dropped out of university to become a lorry driver, but continued to write scripts on the side. Using the cash he made as a driver, he bought a camera and (with two friends) created a budget 10-minute science fiction movie. Getting noticed landed him the role of director in a classic, Terminator.
Another of Hollywood’s funny men, Richard Pryor had a job as a truck driver, moving loads across the US and Europe. We wonder if he practiced his stand-up routine over the CB radio?
The king of rock was famously told in an audition: “Stick to truck driving, you’ll never make it as a singer.” Oh man, that record producer definitely dropped a load that day!
We hope you enjoyed this truckstop entertainment. Safe travels.