In the height of Hollywood’s golden years, fans would never see their silver screen idols driving around in old cars wearing jeans, gym clothes and anything that did not align with their images. The studios never would have allowed it. Male stars were seen in hot sports cars.
In fact, images of the coolest bachelor in the world – James Bond – have been a big part in perpetuating men’s notion that women are attracted to men who drive sports cars. Women have very little to do with this myth, yet it continues to be a big part of most men’s image of being a sex-magnet.
Today’s bachelors, particularly of the celebrity type, may enjoy an incredible sports car, but when it comes down to it – many are driving hybrids. A couple of them revealed that larger autos allow them to hide more easily from paparazzi and are safer, while others want to show their support for environmental issues. Either way, our sexy bachelors of today are men who demonstrate confidence in their own choices and feel no compunction to prove themselves as “he-men” to their fans. That alone is what makes them sexy – men who have a mind of their own and that level of self-awareness are the ones who are creating the new norm.
Take a look at what our sexy bachelors of today are driving and stop worrying about the sports car of your dreams.
10. Robert Pattinson: Silverado Truck
Rob is not an overly experienced driver, so in an interview with WireImage.com he was quoted as saying, “I got a driving lesson in Oregon, and then I bought a car in L.A. and I basically learned how to drive by people honking at me. I’m terrible at driving.” He is proud to say, when interviewed, that he never pays more than $1,500 for an auto. His first car purchase was a BMW 325i ($1,000) and then a Silverado truck ($1,500). “Sometimes paparazzi chase me… when they see my Silverado, they know that I can bump into them!”
9. Leonardo DiCaprio: Fisker Karma
According to various publications, Leo is prime for taking over the number one spot for Most Eligible Bachelor after George Clooney got married in 2014. His slick A-list personality would have us believe he drives around in a Ferrari or Maserati or perhaps it is the lasting impression he gave us when he played Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, but surprise – he’s a Fisker Karma driver. Leo does in fact have a variety of cars however our favorite is his $100,000 plug-in hybrid. Leo is also the brand ambassador for Fisker Automotive.
8. Gerard Butler: Range Rover
Gerard Butler is also in line to take over George Clooney’s Most Eligible Bachelor title, along with Leo DiCaprio. In fact, just like Leo, he has a reputation for bouncing around from model to actress and back. However, EXTRA reports have it that he is seeing someone privately, “I mean, I’ll take that title now, but I am seeing somebody right now, not married.” Well, we doubt his Range Rover is the sexy auto we expected from the talented Hollywood hunk. But today’s sexiest men are all about doing things their way. His thoughts on his car,”I have a Range Rover – the big one … it’s great for L.A. You can take surfboards on it, stick some bikes in the back…” This sexy hunk is all about having fun – can’t exactly transport surfboards in a sports car, right?
7. Jamie Foxx: Rolls-Royce
When Jamie Foxx made it big, he took it all the way to the top and has maintained his A-list and sexy bachelor status. He’s a man of many talents and women, and even though the star has two daughters – he is still considered one of Hollywood’s leading bachelors. Unlike some of the others, Jamie likes to flash his wheels and is not worried about hiding from the paparazzi. This white Rolls-Royce is sleek and sexy – a perfect choice for dazzling starlets and other A-listers, alike.
6. Liam Hemsworth: Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
This is shot of Liam Hemsworth, post-workout. Hemsworth is somewhat new to his position of fame and fortune, after starting his acting career only seven years ago. He and his famous brothers, Chris and Luke, are also actors who got their start in their homeland, Australia. Liam’s role in The Hunger Games is the film that put him on the global map, along with his engagement-at-the-time to Miley Cyrus. Now that Hemsworth has made his stake on the A-list, it’s no surprise he is driving around a Cadillac. But like many of the under 45-years-old celebrities, he has selected a hybrid.
5. Henry Cavill: Aston Martin DBS
Young Henry Cavill was up for the part of James Bond in Casino Royale in 2005, but he was considered too young at the time (22-years-old) so the role went to Daniel Craig. But a couple years later, Cavill decided to purchase a Bond-mobile – an Aston Martin DBS. According to reports, Cavill admits, “It was one of those things that just ended up happening, like, “Right, okay, just treat yourself.” He also later revealed that he thought Craig was the perfect choice for the role he didn’t get.
5. Ian Somerhalder: Audi Q5 Hybrid
He’s an actor, model and director who is known for his role of Boone Carlyle in the former television series Lost and now The Vampire Diaries – Ian Somerhalder is definitely on the list of hot celebrity bachelors. He is an Audi man, and is now tooling around in his Audi Q5 Hybrid, per his tweet on May 2013, “My new baby, my Audi Q5 Hybrid. She’s waiting for me on the show room floor-going to pull my Airstream.” Endearing tweet, but surely not what we were expecting from one of our sexiest young actors. Pulling an Airstream?
4. Bradley Cooper: Mercedes SUV Hybrid
Bradley is becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and nicest guys. He looks right at home in any of his cars or motorcycles. In fact, he is more of a motorcycle guy and has owned a Ducati 1199, Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS and a Triumph Thruxton. The above photo shows Cooper in his Mercedes-Benz G500 SUV. He also owns a Toyota Prius, and is often spotted driving around in the eco- friendly car.
3. Usher: Mercedes-Benz
Usher is an amazing entertainer who is filled with so many talents, that most people will never get to experience. The Voice judge is handsome and kind, to top off all of his other more obvious skills. Plus, he is incredibly smart, cooks and built his own SLS AMG Engine for his Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG sports car. Yes, he actually helped put together the engine for his own car.
2. Owen Wilson: Toyota Prius and more
Owen Wilson loves cars so much he always owns more than one. Wilson is a known Prius lover and has owned one since they were introduced. He also owns a Lexus ES hybrid and a Porsche, at last report. In case you didn’t realize, Owen is also the voice of Lightning McQueen in Cars and Cars 2, which may not make female starlet’s swoon, but his consistent movie fame and disarming charm has put him on our sexy bachelor list.
1. Chris Pine: Audi R8 Spyder
We don’t want to talk about actor/singer’s Chris Pine‘s DUI in New Zealand last year – after all – it’s a new year. Chris can get a little out of control, according to dailymail.co.uk, but Captain Kirk is still a sexy bachelor in everyone’s eyes (although DUIs are not cool). When Ellen DeGeneres asked the star directly about his relationship status, he replied, “I am a single man”. Although we know he has dated some of the most beautiful women in the world, such as former Icelandic beauty queen Iris Björk Jóhannesdóttir, he is currently one of the hottest bachelors in Tinsel Town.
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