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Travis Bickle

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

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!

Michael Knight

Michael Knight

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

The Stig

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.

Driver

Driver

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.