5 Luxury Cars Movie Actors Drive
Movies are a popular form of entertainment because they allow us to escape reality, even if just for a couple hours. Actors tend to be glitzy and glamorous on the big screen as well as off, which is why we pay so much attention to them. The luxury cars that movie actors drive are particularly interesting to many people, even if the family minivan or station wagon will never compare. Here are 5 automotive silver screen favorites:
Bruce Wayne – Lamborghini
A Lamborghini Aventador is the vehicle of choice for Bruce Wayne, portrayed by Christian Bale in director Christopher Nolan’s final installment of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. It’s no surprise that Batman’s secret alter ego needs a powerful set of wheels, and this sexy two-door, two-seater definitely foots the bill. Named for its symbolic connection to bullfighting, the Aventador is the perfect choice for a crime-fighting superhero.
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James Bond – Aston Martin
Multiple actors have portrayed secret agent James Bond in the movies, most recently the dashing Daniel Craig. The 007 has a penchant for guns, gadgets, and cars. His wheels have included Audis, Bentleys, BMWs and more, but Bond’s most famous luxury car was a silver-grey Aston Martin DB5, first seen in 1964’s Goldfinger. A variety of Aston Martins have been used in the Bond movies since.
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Nicolas Cage – Ferrari
When you’ve appeared in over 60 movies, it’s not surprising that you prefer a luxurious mode of transportation. Nicolas Cage reportedly fell in love with speed after starring in Gone in Sixty Seconds and subsequently purchased a bright red $670,000 Enzo Ferrari. Unfortunately, Nic ran into money problems—the IRS filed liens on his property over unpaid federal income taxes—and he was forced to sell the car because of his debts.
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Madonna – Maybach
In addition to making music videos, the Queen of Pop, Madonna, has also flexed her acting chops in major motion pictures—A League of Their Own, Evita, and Dick Tracy, just to name a few. Although she’s often photographed being chauffeured around town or boarding private jets, Madge owns a Maybach 57 with a shocking sticker price of roughly $450,000. Then again, she is the Material Girl.
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Kim Kardashian – Bentley
Disaster Movie was most definitely a disaster with a capital D, but “actress” Kim Kardashian probably earned a nice fat paycheck for her time spent on set. K-Dash is often spotted out and about in a Bentley Continental GT, but rumor has it she also drives a Ferrari F430 from time to time. How much for that beauty? Oh, just a paltry $195,000.
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These are just a few of the many drool-worthy luxury cars that celebrities drive. The crazy thing is, most stars own more than one. Jay Leno’s car collection is said to be comprised of approximately 100 vehicles, many of which are roadsters and collectibles! If it’s time to trade in your car for an upgrade, look to these cars of the stars for a little inspiration.
This was a guest post by Chris Turberville-Tully, a marketing strategist for HR Owen, a luxury car dealership in England. HR Owen sells BMW, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Lotus, Mini, Aston Martin and Bentley cars.