Truck driving is a profession that attracts people from all walks of life, and what better way to prove it than delving into the glamorous world of celebrity?
Here’s some famous faces you probably didn’t know were truck drivers.
Sean Connery has had a colourful past when it comes to careers. He’s worked as a lifeguard, milkman, artist’s model and even a coffin polisher. Emulating his trucker dad, he left the Royal Navy and became a lorry driver years before making it as a successful actor.
Prior to his career as an actor, Liam Neeson was a truck driver for Guinness Brewery. It was, in fact, his driving instructor who encouraged him to take up acting.
Perhaps the most high profile personality on this list, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll has a significant history with the world of trucking. Before he became an acclaimed musician, Elvis was a driver for the Crown Electric Company in 1954, making 40 dollars a week. It is said the superstar reminisced fondly on his truck driving days, as he was able to hone his signature hairstyle using inspiration from his fellow drivers. Famously, he was even told to stick to being a trucker after his first audition for the Memphis club called the Hi Hat. We can’t imagine what the music world would look like today if he had!
This world-famous director is in fact a former truck driver. Before he became known for producing two of the highest-grossing films of all time, Cameron dropped out of university and took up truck driving so he could save up to buy film equipment and make short films.
Before this comedian gained prominence playing disaster-prone Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon movies, he actually proved to be rather reliable behind the wheel. In addition to working as a New York cabbie, he used to drive an 18-wheeler when he worked as delivery driver.
Before he became a notable country music star, James Aldean worked in a truck delivering Pepsi products to different convenience stores across the state of Georgia. His song ‘Asphalt Cowboy’ references his time on the road away from home – with lyrics that are likely to resonate with truckers everywhere.
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