5 stars who were once truck drivers

Turns out, celebrities are just like us. So much so that some of them have worked as truck drivers! Here are five celebrities that started as truckers:

Elvis Presley

After high school, THE Elvis Presley reportedly drove trucks for Crown Electric in Memphis to make a living. He was once told to “stick to truck driving, you’ll never make it as a singer” by a club owner, according to Peter Guralnick, Author of Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley. Of course, that club owner had to eat his words as Elvis eventually quit trucking and went on to become the ‘King of Rock & Roll.’

Jason Aldean

Country singer Jason Aldean drove delivery trucks for a Georgia Pepsi plant before he became famous.

“I was the guy that rode around in a truck and delivered drinks to all the convenience stores, so this was kind of my back-up plan,” Aldean told CBS.

His truck reportedly didn’t have air conditioning. Luckily, he doesn’t need to drive in the Georgia heat anymore.

James Cameron

James Cameron, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, was driving trucks in Los Angeles before he went on to create Titanic and Avatar. Cameron has told reporters that he would think of screenplay ideas on the road. On the weekends, he’d drive to the University of Southern California to use their equipment and teach himself filmmaking.

Chevy Chase

Saturday Night Live icon Chevy Chase was reportedly driving trucks when he got his first big break writing for the skit comedy show. After graduating college and before becoming a comedic superstar, Chase worked as a cab driver and a truck driver in New York.

Charles Bronson

Death Wish actor Charles Bronson was reportedly awarded a Purple Heart for his work as a truck driver for the U.S. Military in World War II. He went on to become an aerial gunman before staring in movies like The Dirty Dozen and Once Upon A Time In The West.