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11 famous actor’s first cars

Thought all stars first cars were drool worthy? Think again! Some of these actor’s first cars are surprisingly modest…

1. Jon Hamm

His onscreen alter-ego Don Draper drives a brand-new Cadillac; quite a statement given Mad Men is set in the 1960s. But pre-Mad Men fame, Jon Hamm was a teacher who drove around in his first car, a beat-up Toyota Corolla, that was prone to overheating. In fact, he even drove it from St. Louis to Los Angeles where he hoped to make it big.

2. Nicholas Cage

He might be well known for his history of buying expensive cars, but it all began with a 1973 Triumph Spitfire. He auctioned it off at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in 2002.

3. Clare Danes

She’s the star of Homeland, the drama of the moment. Clare Danes’ first car was a Chevy Blazer SUV which she bought herself aged 16. Impressive stuff!

4. Rupert Grint

Famous for his role as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, Rupert’s first car was a sensible black Mini Cooper. Though we think his second car is much more interesting:  a 1974 Mr Whippy Van! He told the Daily Mail: “Not long after I first got it, I pulled into a pub to do a U-turn and there were eight kids with their pocket money out, hoping to buy a 99 or whatever. But I had nothing to give them. I've learnt my lesson since then."

5. Eric Bana

The Troy star still owns his first car to this day; probably because it is such a cool first day! Eric Bana bought his Ford Falcon Coupe when he was just 15; he then quickly got his racing licence so he could actually drive it. Nice work!

6. Leonardo DiCaprio

These days Leo is all about saving the planet – but this wasn’t the always way. In his biography he says his first car was a 1969 Ford Mustang which regularly broke down and in which he once nearly died.

7. Justin Timberlake

This singer turned actor loves cars nearly as much as he loves shoes (he owns a pair of every Nike Air Jordan’s). His first love? A Mercedes-Benz ML.

8. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel bought his first car at an auction for $175 – a 1978 Chevy Monte Carlo. Apparently just minutes after leaving the auction he looked into the mirror and saw a huge cloud of smoke. Doh!

9. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan might have gone off the rails ever so slightly in recent years, but you’ll be pleased to know she once saved up for her own first car. She treated herself to a BMW 330Ci.

10. Rowan Atkinson

It’s not a Mini, regrettably. Instead his first car was a Morris Minor which he actually rebuilt himself and used on his family’s farm.

11. Scarlett Johansson

A young Scarlett Johansson got a powerful BMW Z4 as her first car. She has seen expressed regret, saying the car was too fast and wild a choice for her first car. 

Offbeat  20/11/2015 09:14:57

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