In actions movies, have explosions, gun fights, shoot out scenes, and the like. But we ultimately love the action stars that make such movies so entertaining to begin with.
Ever think about what those action stars would be if they were a car or truck?
Here are a few of the well known ones from the late 20th century.
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Al Pacino: Alfa Romeo 155 Touring Car
Al Pacino has proven himself a fast-moving, fast-talking actor. Okay, he might have been a little more calm and low key in the “Godfather” trilogy, but his performances are eternally preserved in films like Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, . . . And Justice for All, and especially his incredible monologue at the end of Glengarry Glen Ross, which he moves around the room, screaming insults at his boss.
The 155 is all war, all battle. It was a relentless racing car with a V-6 that made V-12 power for its day (1995). It could move easily and its revvy engine made a racket doing so.
Thus, Pacino = 155. There is your math equation for the day.
Daniel Craig: Aston Martin
I guess this is kind of obvious, even if James Bond isn’t his only claim to film fame. Expensive to hire, charismatic, and at nearly 50, still a muscular guy.
Craig is the man for the job.
If it wasn’t for Craig and the James Bond character, the car company could have shut down after Die Another Day was released more than a decade ago.
But that is an article for another day. Don’t ask so many questions, Q. I’ll take care of it.
Matt Damon: Tesla Model S P85D
I struggled with this one. Damon is an intelligent actor who is masked by the stigma of his recent Bourne action movies. He is distancing himself from his beat-em-up movies, with such releases as Ridley Scott’s The Martian.
He is also famous for his environmental views and Tesla’s vehicles are machines that do not pollute the earth with tailpipe emissions. So, Damon is a Tesla. Sorry, Bourne fans.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hummer H1
Although the rumor was never confirmed, it is believed that Arnold called AM General to make the Humvee for civilian use. He said he would buy them himself. Schwarzenegger even had the trucks converted from their native diesel fuel to more friendly bio-diesel, to help improve his self-image among environmentalists.
Now going through a divorce, Schwarzenegger reportedly sold a large number of his Hummers a few years ago.
To keep yourself entertained for hours, try out the Arnold soundboard.
Dolph Lundgren: Mercedes G-Class
Dolph is famous for kicking ass, making a statement with his physical strength, and usually playing the good guy in his movies. Okay, minus Rocky 4. The G is a tough vehicle for people that usually have money, and a good amount of it.
It can go anywhere and do a lot of things, just like Dolph.
Sylvester Stallone: Mercedes Unimog
Stallone has been around Hollywood for about four decades now. Probably most famous for Rocky as well as the never-dead Rambo movies (look up Rambo 6 and you’ll be surprised), his career has chugged along like a coal train.
The Unimog is the perfect fit for somebody who was a heavyweight in the Expendables series.
Christian Bale: 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray
Why the Corvette? Remember his recorded meltdown with the other actors and producers in the making of Terminator: Salvation? Maybe you don’t because that dropped off the news channels after about a week but the success of the Batman movies went straight to Bale’s head.
His ego grew to be quite large.
Like the statement-making, loud Corvette, Bale is here to stay in American symbols.
Michael Caine: Bentley Limousine
Speaking of Christian Bale and Batman, I decided to include character actor Michael Caine. Caine is just around if not older than 80, he is British, and with his long list of acting credits, why not represent him as an item of English royalty?
No, I don’t know anything about older Bentley limos other than they are huge and are smooth to ride in.
I can’t see Caine as any other car, can you?
Robert Duvall: 1972 Cadillac Eldorado
Duvall is in his early 80s, wealthy, and American. Even in his advanced age, he is functional, and his acting ability is unrivaled with anyone from his generation. He acts in some lovable but sometimes odd movies. Remember him as Tom Hagen from The Godfather? Or him as a rich, Cadillac-driving preacher from The Apostle?
Check out his most recent film The Judge and you will see him and Robert Downey Jr. square off in fights, spouts, and courtroom misunderstandings.
His car almost represents his character in that movie, and that’s why he is a Cadillac.
A reflection of the “I’ve made it in life and I am proud of it” philosophy.
Jamie Foxx: Horse
Got you there!
I love including a surprise and this Easter egg is it. Yes, Jamie Foxx has played blues singers, the president of the USA, and a Marine, but what most recently pops into my head is the Tarantino film Django Unchained.
The whole movie is about Django getting free and attempting to free his wife from a mean brutal plantation owner, and I think the horse he rides in the movie represents something distinctly American – in an artsy-Old Western kind of way.
A horse is something he pulled off well and Tarantino directed beautifully.
What actors and cars are we missing? Who else would you have included and what car would you match them with? Tell us here.
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