Movie Stars and Their Star-Studded Cars
Whether you're a method actor or an action movie star dodging explosions, actors need a car to get around when they're not behind the camera. But which cars do the best actors in Hollywood drive when they're not filming the next blockbuster movie? From Chris Hemsworth to Natalie Portman and everyone in between, here are the vehicles the A-list zip about in when they've got some time off as well as some iconic car moments in movies.
What cars does the star of Thor, Chris Hemsworth, own?
Chris Hemsworth is best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but he's also appeared in popular flicks like Men in Black, Extraction, Ghostbusters (not that one), Rush and Cabin in the Woods. He's also got a penchant for snazzy motors. Mr Hemsworth's car collection includes an Audi R8, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes C63 AMG and a Mercedes V250d that he uses to transport his friends and family around.
What cars does the star of Thor, Natalie Portman, own?
Starring alongside Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder is Natalie Portman. One of the best actors in Hollywood, she's also featured in Black Swan, Leon, Star Wars, Closer, Jackie and Mars Attacks. Indeed, her acting career started at 12, and she hasn't looked back. As you can imagine, starring in so many movies comes with a pretty decent paycheque, some of which she's splashed out on cars. She's owned a Lexus RX, Toyota Prius at a time when every actor going had one, Ford Escape, Honda Civic and a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It's a pretty humble set of cars for someone with a reported net worth of $90 million.
Best Movie Moments in Cars
What blockbuster movie doesn't have an awesome car chase or two? Over the years, many exciting movie moments have featured cars. Both versions of the Italian Job had some serious car chases and the blowing off of the bloody doors. And let's not forget all seven hundred Fast and Furious movies, which featured some of the world's best car chases, car explosions and cars driving off the top of multi-storey buildings. Some other incredible films with a heavy emphasis on cars include Drive, Heat, The Bourne movies, Terminator, Collateral and The Raid.
Best Car Movies Ever Made
There have been some iconic car movies made over the last 50 years. Sure, we all remember great performances from the actors, but these films will see you paying more attention to the cars featuring alongside the performer. In no particular order, some of the best car movies ever made include The Italian Job, Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, Days of Thunder, Talladega Nights, Death Proof, pretty much every James Bond film ever made, Mad Max Fury Road and Ford v Ferrari.
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Our Favourite Superhero Movie Cars
Sure, everyone loves a Bentley Continental or a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but what about the cars that feature in superhero movies? Some excellent vehicles have featured in superhero films over the years, including all versions of the Batmobile, X-Men Blackbird (ok, it was a plane, but still... it's pretty darn impressive), Ghost Rider's Hell Cycle and Fantastic 4'S Fantasti-Car. Now, that's what we call an amazing lineup of cars with some serious BHP.