Living the Hollywood dream is one’s fate of leaving their small hometown in the hopes of making it big on television. Well who would have thought that Hollywood’s most well-known faces were once truckers before they shot to fame. Here’s a list of 5 celebrities who were once truckers you might have seen on TV:
Yes, that’s right the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll wasn’t always singing his famous ballads to crowds across the states. During his late teen years, Presley was a truck driver for Crown Electric Company while trying to fill his aspirations as a singer. After auditioning for a band, he was told to give up his dreams and focus on trucking instead. Well we are glad how that didn’t turn out!
Before his breakthrough roles, Liam Neeson worked as a driver for Guinness Brewery. After spending many years on the road, he decided to pursue his acting career. Which ultimately landed him in famous roles in films such as, “Taken” and “Schindler’s List.” Of course, we can’t forget about his heavy coarse voice that was casted in “Narnia.”
With Avatar 2 set to release in the future, director James Cameron wasn’t always known for his big box office hits such as, “Terminator,” “Titanic,” and “Avatar.” During his time on the road as a trucker, Cameron aspired to join the film making industry and taught himself every aspect there is to learn about special effects. If the time spent teaching himself special effects isn’t valid enough, just look at his box-office hits!
Before being nominated for seven Academy Awards in his groundbreaking performances or films such as; “The Godfather,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “Apocalypse Now.” Robert Duvall was a truck driver for a period of time, who would fill his free time taking acting classes with students who were soon to be famous themselves, Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman to name a few.
Country music artist Jason Aldean was out on the road before creating music hits. In his teens, Aldean was driving across the state of Georgia for Pepsi Beverage Company delivering their products across stores. The time spent on the road has had an impact on his music career as he recorded eight successful albums with one of the songs being about time spent on the road.
Well there’s your top list of 5 celebrities who were once truckers. Overall, many people come from different backgrounds and credit their humble beginnings that shaped them to who they are today. Do you have any special talents you like to showcase to your friend and family? If so, let us know in the comments below!