4 Great Toyota Vehicles That Made a Name in the Silver ScreenBy marian on July 22nd, 2015
Cars have always played a significant role in the film industry, appearing in countless action movies, many adventure films, and even in some chick flicks. You’ve got to admit, these rides are just as important as the actors and actresses; movies won’t just look or feel the same without them! And more often than not, some of the hot wheels driven around in Hollywood sets are Toyota.
Being one of the leading car manufacturers in the world, Toyota happily showcases many of its models in the silver screen, even the Toyota Vios that’s popular in the Philippines and elsewhere. Below are four other Toyota rides that made a name in Hollywood:
The Toyota 2000GT was featured in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. So why equip a British covert operative with a Japanese supercar? Because the movie was shot in the land of the rising sun!
The model considered by its maker as its crown jewel as it’s the first ever Japanese car to fetch a very high collector’s value, and it is Toyota’s first ever supercar. It made such an everlasting mark in the James Bond franchise that Daniel Craig, the latest actor to play the M16 spy, bought one for himself! Clearly, Agent 007 has good taste.
Toyota Supra MK IV
Countless cars were showcased in the Fast and Furious franchise, but only a handful of them became iconic. One of these is the Toyota Supra MK IV, driven by Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner in the first film. A fitting car for a cool hero, the model is not only one of the company’s best makes, but it’s also one of the greatest sports cars ever to be created.
During The Fast and the Furious’ final confrontation scene, Brian’s Toyota fared pretty well against the American muscle driven by Dominic Toretto. And even though the scene was a coordinated stunt, the Toyota Supra nevertheless packed quite a punch, racking up more brownie points for its creators and for its fans.
Disney and Pixar claims that the Pizza Planet pick-up truck featured in Toy Story is a Gyoza Mark VII. They can call it whatever they want, but the fictional pizza delivery truck bears a remarkable resemblance to the Toyota Hilux (the “YO” on the tail kind of gave it away).
Ever since its debut in Woody and Buzz’s first-ever misadventure, it has made cameo appearances in other Disney-Pixar animated movies. This only proves that Toyota, like Buzz Lightyear, is going to infinity and beyond!
The Philippine National Police use the Toyota Vios as police cruisers. But in the buddy cop comedy film The Other Guys, detective Allen Gamble (played by Will Ferrell) sports a Toyota Prius. With detective Terry Hoitz (played by Mark Wahlberg) beside him and Little River Band playing in the background, he drives the environmentally-friendly hybrid car to pursue the city’s most influential drug moguls.
Toyota makes some of the best cars available in the market, so it’s not surprising that their creations have already achieved stardom. For all we know, the Toyota you have right now—or planning to have in the future—might someday become a silver screen icon, too!