The Tesla Model S has proven a wildly-popular car with EV enthusiasts and celebrities alike. So who are these A listers anyhow? We did some Internet sleuthing and came up with a fairly comprehensive list of Model S owners and fans.
Ben Affleck; Actor, Director and Screenwriter, known for such features like Goodwill Hunting, The Town, and legendary J.Lo bomb Gilli.
Anthony Bourdain; Chef, Author, and TV Personality. You know him from his old TV show No Reservations and his new CNN show Parts Unknown.
James Cameron; Legendary Director, Screenwriter, Deep Sea Explorer. This is the man that brought you Avatar, Titanic, The Terminator and Terminator II, and my personal favorite Aliens. It makes sense for a sci-fi movie director to rock a Model S, doesn’t it?
Don Cheadle; Actor. You know him from Iron Man II and III, Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and thirteen, and excellent Showtime series House of Lies.
Darren Criss; Singer Song Writer, Actor. You know him from Glee and a Very Potter Musical.
Cameron Diaz; Actress. You know her from There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angles I and II, some questionable romantic comedies, and Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York.
Jon Favreau; Actor, Director. You know him from Iron Man I and II, Swingers, and Elf. (Jon is also buddies with Elon Musk, and reportedly modeled the Tony Stark character off of him.)
Morgan Freeman; Actor and Director. You know him as the voice of God and narrator of many films, Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, and Driving Miss Daisy.
Jennifer Garner; Actress. You know her as the wife of fellow Tesla driver Ben Affleck and some movies that were not that great like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Alyson Hannigan; Actress. You know here from TV on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, and from the American Pie movies.
Dennis Haysbert; Actor. You know him as the guy from the Allstate advertisements, which obviously cover electric cars, and TV series 24.
James Hetfield; Songwriters and Lead Singer of Metallica
Anthony Kiedis; Songwriter and Lead Singer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jay Leno; You know who Leno is and of course he has a Tesla! A Roadster though, not a Model S.
Dominic Monaghan; Actor. You know his from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and Lost.
Demi Moore; Actress. You know here Striptease, A Few Good Men, and 80’s classic St. Elmo’s Fire, and from the tearjerker Ghost. She was also married to Bruce Willis for ~13 years and Ashton Kutcher for ~8 years.
Ray Parker Jr.; Legendary guitarist and songwriter – he wrote and performed the theme song to Ghostbuster!
Kevin Pollak; Actor and Comedian. You know him as “oh it’s that guy” from movies like Casino, The Usual Suspects, Hostage, The Whole Nine Yards, and A Few Good Men. His standup is awesome too!
Jay-Z; Rapper and Producer. He was Instagramed with a “murdered out” black-on-black Tesla Model S by his wife, Beyonce, earlier this year.
Will Smith; Actor and musician. Big Willy Style!
Steven Spielberg; Director. ET, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Close Encounters, The Indian a Jones films, Saving Private Ryan, Schneider’s List, need I go on?
Steve Wozniak; Inventor and the other half of Apple, is an unabashed Tesla fan as well who has posed with the Tesla Model X.
And last but not least, Adam Sandler (Big Daddy, The Water Boy) gave his costars of Grown Ups Maseratis after the shoot – nice bonus and very generous, though he gave co-star Rob Schneider a Tesla Roadster instead, because Rob likes EVs apparently.
Of course not every superstar celebrity is a Tesla fan, and George Clooney famously trashed his Roadster, getting into it with none other than Elon Musk.
This is hardly a conclusive list of celebrity Tesla fans either; actor Seth Green has been seen around Hollywood in his Model S, as has will.i.am, beat master of the Black Eyed Peas. No longer do celebrities have to putz around in a Toyota Prius to seem like they care about the environment, and pretty soon all of Hollywood might be driving Teslas instead of Toyotas.
Featured image credit: Kyle Field | CleanTechnica
Source: Gas 2. Reproduced with permission.