Chevrolet Suburban Gets Award of Excellence Star at Hollywood & Highland
The iconic vehicle starred in more than 1,750 films and television series since 1952
The Chevrolet Suburban was awarded an Award of Excellence Star at Hollywood & Highland, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and unveiled during a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard. The award recognises Suburban for its 67-year career in Hollywood film and television.
Appearing in classic feature films and on must-see television shows, the Suburban is a well-established industry mainstay. With the Chevrolet Tahoe also making an impact in movies and on television, it’s impressive to have both vehicles now join an illustrious group of actors and characters that are forever known as Hollywood legends.’
During its acting career, the Suburban has evolved to become the ultimate character, able to play the hero and villain.
Hollywood Picture Car Coordinator Dennis McCarthy said there’s really nothing like the Chevrolet Suburban in the business for two reasons.
First, it’s one of the most versatile vehicles in the business, able to fit with any type of character. Second, it can help instantly give a scene added importance. When a convoy of black Suburbans appears on screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to buy popcorn.’
The relationship between the Chevy Suburban and Hollywood began in 1952, when it first appeared on the silver screen. Since then, Suburban has starred in more than 1,750 films and television series. It has appeared in at least one television series every year since 1956, and at least one film every year since 1960. Suburban has also appeared in more than 30 award-nominated films.
The filmography is even more impressive when combined with the Chevy Tahoe. Together, Tahoe and Suburban have appeared in more than 2,500 films and television shows. Since the Tahoe was introduced in 1995, it has appeared in at least one film and television show every year.
According to Tim Kozub, design manager for Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, their on-screen persona also influenced the all-new Suburban and Tahoe, which will be unveiled later this month
This is a great example of how life and art influence each other. The popularity of Suburban and Tahoe in film was first inspired by the real-life roles they played in the military, in law enforcement and family trips around the world. Today, their role in Hollywood inspired the design of the all-new models – as we integrated the sense of capability, action, and importance associated with Suburban and Tahoe on screen.’
For more information on the Tahoe and Suburban, visit chevroletarabia.com.