What the stars drive: Hollywood stars

Whether they’re heading to set or hitting the streets of LA, Hollywood stars drive some of the world’s most sought-after cars. Find out what some of the world’s most famous actors drive off-screen

Written by Verity Hogan
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Cameron Diaz, Toyota Prius

An enduring favourite among eco-conscious celebs, the Toyota Prius has been driven by a host of Hollywood stars, including Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Natalie Portman. The original hybrid, the Prius is still as efficient and fun to drive as it was when it first launched twenty years ago. Today, it comes equipped with a range of safety features – 22 sensors are in place to anticipate potential hazards – and enhanced grip to give added reassurance on California’s winding coastal roads.

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Brad Pitt, BMW 7

The BMW 7 is a luxurious, powerful, and practical plug-in saloon – the perfect pick for a star of Brad Pitt’s calibre. The car’s striking design includes a large kidney grille, elevated bonnet, and adaptive LED lights. Inside, passengers can relax on massage seats (upholstered in Nappa leather) and stay busy on long drives thanks to the HD backseat entertainment touchscreens. And just like Brad, the BMW 7 isn’t just a pretty face; with its TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine, it can reach 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds.

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Hugh Grant, Audi R8

Hugh Grant made his name playing the quintessential English gent but, when it comes to cars, his collection is much more continental. His Audi R8 is a statement German supercar with a distinctive honeycomb grille and black 19-inch alloys as standard. The car’s V10 mid-engine can reach 0-62mph in just 3.1 seconds and its balanced weight distribution means you can maintain a high speed even when cornering. The interior features heated Nappa leather seats, a 12.3-inch, high resolution Virtual Cockpit display, and a rear-view camera to make parking a breeze, even surrounded by paparazzi!

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Daniel Radcliffe, Fiat Punto

As the star of Harry Potter, you’d expect Daniel Radcliffe to have a magical car collection. But his first set of wheels was surprisingly modest; he bought his Fiat Punto for his 18th birthday and was reportedly won over by its green credentials. The Punto is a fun supermini with a clean design, spacious interior cabin, and mix of safety features. It might not turn as many heads as the Boy Who Lived but its minimal dashboard and reliable performance make it an ideal first car for wizards and muggles alike.

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Charlize Theron, Lexus RX Hybrid

Charlize Theron demonstrated her driving skills in Mad Max: Fury Road, but when she’s not out running the bad guys, she hits the streets of LA in her Lexus RX Hybrid. A luxurious hybrid SUV, the Lexus RX is sure to capture attention thanks to its bold design and 20-inch alloy wheels. Drivers will enjoy the tech on display too; keyless entry, heated seats, two-zone climate control, and intelligent front and rear parking sensors are just some of the options available.

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Tom Cruise, Porsche 911

Tom Cruise has rarely left cinema screens since he made his debut in 1981. His Porsche 911 – just one of the many cars in his collection – is similarly timeless and its signature silhouette has barely changed since it was first introduced in 1963. Despite its classic styling, the 911 offers the kind of sports car performance that’s designed to give you an adrenalin rush every time you get behind the wheel – perfect for an action star like Cruise. The interior is all about comfort and offers bonus tech features such as a high-resolution screen and voice recognition controls.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Ford F-150

If there’s one actor/pairing on our list that makes the most sense on paper, it’s Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his custom Ford F-150. Just like Johnson, the car has been described as a beast with brains thanks to its steel frame and high strength, military-grade aluminium alloy body. A tough muscle car, it can handle off-roading with ease and its cabin is designed for practicality with a dedicated work surface, rear locking under-seat storage, and max recline seats.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Volkswagen Eos

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence spent her first few years in Hollywood exploring the city in her Volkswagen Eos. Named after the Greek goddess of dawn, the Eos is a sporty car that combines the power of a coupe with the freedom of a cabriolet. It shares some style elements with the VW Golf, but its retractable roof sets it apart. Pull the chrome lever between the seats to fold back the roof and bask in the Southern California sunshine. The Eos also offers a smooth ride – even at speed – and can reach 60mph in 7.8 seconds.



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