15 Vintage Drivers' Licenses of Celebrities from 1960s to 1970s

By | August 26, 2022

Johnny Cash

We don't often think of celebrities as the kind of people who need a driver's license. Sure, they may own a slew of cars but don't they have drivers? Or someone who carts them around while they do whatever it is that famous people do?

In some cases, the folks on here with surprising IDs are more notorious than famous, which still makes us curious about why one of the most well known criminals in the world would need a license. Maybe everyone on here just likes to have their photo taken.

These vintage driver's licenses of celebrities show us that whoever you are, you still need the right papers to drive your own cars.

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As a country music icon it makes sense that the man in black would want a driver's license. Aside from needing to keep his papers straight in order to speed around late at night on a bender, he was famous for the solid black RV that he drove around throughout the Groovy era.

In 1965, Cash accidentally burnt down 508 acres of Los Padres National Forest in California with his RV. Maybe he didn't need to ID after all. When a judge questioned him about the fire, Cash explained:

I didn’t do it, my truck did, and it’s dead, so you can’t question it.

Robert De Niro

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Before starring in Taxi Driver a young Robert De Niro decided to research the role by actually becoming a New York City taxi driver. He earned his license and then spent a month behind the wheel carting people around he city. Supposedly, De Niro even picked up a few fares while he was on set. That's a dedication to your craft.