In Martin Scorsese’s movie Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) is a US Marine who gets a job as a New York City cab driver. He spirals into depression due to the street crime he witnesses every night and his lack of a love life. He’s starting to get fed up, and about to take things into his own hands.
Speed Racer is a boy who, not too surprisingly, loves to race cars. He wears a blue shirt with a yellow G for his Japanese name “Go”, and a white helmet with a red M for his last name Mifune – one step above having your name written in your underwear. Go Speed Racer, Go!
In Knight Rider, Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) is a police officer who’s double-crossed by an informant and nearly killed. After undergoing reconstructive surgery and taking on a new identity, he fights crime as a secret agent for Knight Industries. But all we really care about is KITT, the talking Trans Am.
The Stig is a mysterious driver who test drives cars for the BBC show Top Gear. His identity is unknown, but we do know quite a lot about him: he’s purported to be afraid of bells, get confused by stairs, and have webbed buttocks.
Ryan Gosling plays the unnamed “Driver” in the movie Drive. The character seems to have a stable, yet lonely, life, working three jobs as a mechanic, stuntman, and a secret getaway driver. Though his life changes when he meets his new neighbors, Driver is consistently seen in his scorpion jacket and chewing on a toothpick throughout the film.