55 Facts About Adam Driver

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Adam Douglas Driver was born on November 19,1983 and is an American actor and United States Marine.

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Adam Driver is the recipient of various accolades, including the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Adam Driver rose to prominence with a supporting role in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls, for which he received three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations.

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4.

Adam Driver began his film career in supporting roles in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha, and the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Adam Driver won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his lead role in the drama Hungry Hearts.

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Adam Driver starred as a poet in Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, the missionary in Martin Scorsese's religious epic Silence, and Steven Soderbergh's heist comedy Logan Lucky.

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Adam Driver is the founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit that provides free arts programming to American active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families worldwide.

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Adam Driver was born on November 19,1983, in San Diego, California, the son of Nancy Wright, a paralegal, and Joe Douglas Adam Driver.

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9.

Adam Driver has Dutch, English, German, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

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10.

Adam Driver's stepfather, Rodney G Wright, is a minister at a Baptist church.

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11.

Adam Driver was raised Baptist, and sang in the choir at church.

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12.

Adam Driver has described his teenage self as a "misfit"; he told M Magazine that he climbed radio towers, set objects on fire, and co-founded a fight club with friends, inspired by the 1999 film Fight Club.

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13.

Adam Driver applied to the Juilliard School for drama but was not accepted.

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14.

Adam Driver was assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines as an 81mm mortar man.

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15.

Adam Driver served for two years and eight months before fracturing his sternum while mountain biking, just before his unit was shipped to Iraq.

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16.

Adam Driver was medically discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal.

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17.

Subsequently, Adam Driver attended the University of Indianapolis for a year before auditioning again for Juilliard, this time succeeding.

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18.

Adam Driver got the news he was accepted while at work at the Target Distribution Center in Indianapolis.

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19.

Adam Driver has said that his classmates saw him as an intimidating and volatile figure, and he struggled to fit into a lifestyle so different from the Marines.

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20.

Adam Driver was a member of the Drama Division's Group 38 from 2005 to 2009, where he met his future wife, Joanne Tucker.

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21.

Adam Driver made his film debut in Clint Eastwood's biographical drama film J Edgar.

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22.

Adam Driver received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role.

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23.

Adam Driver starred in the drama Not Waving But Drowning and the romantic-comedy Gayby.

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24.

Adam Driver garnered major off-Broadway recognition for playing Cliff, a working-class Welsh houseguest in Look Back in Anger, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.

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25.

In 2013, Adam Driver appeared in the drama Bluebird and the romantic-comedy What If.

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26.

Adam Driver played a musician in the Coen Brothers' black comedy Inside Llewyn Davis, and photographer Rick Smolan in the drama Tracks.

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27.

For Vogues September 2013 issue, Adam Driver appeared in an editorial alongside Canadian model Daria Werbowy set in Ireland, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

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28.

In early 2014, Adam Driver was cast as villain Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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29.

Adam Driver reprised the role in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

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30.

In 2016, Adam Driver played a supporting role in Jeff Nichols' sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, which was released on March 18,2016.

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31.

Adam Driver co-starred in Martin Scorsese's historical drama Silence as Father Francisco Garupe, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit priest, alongside Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.

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32.

Adam Driver's performance was acclaimed and he received multiple nominations for Best Actor from critics' associations, winning several, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor.

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33.

In 2017, Adam Driver made a cameo in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories playing Randy and making his third appearance in one of their films.

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34.

Adam Driver played Clyde, a one-armed Iraq War veteran, in Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, which was released on August 18,2017.

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35.

Adam Driver received critical acclaim for his performance in the film and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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36.

Adam Driver played Toby Grummett in Terry Gilliam's adventure-comedy film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which premiered at Cannes.

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37.

In early 2019, Driver played Daniel J Jones in Scott Z Burns' political drama The Report, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

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38.

Adam Driver was part of the ensemble cast of Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy film The Dead Don't Die, which premiered at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and was released on June 14,2019.

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39.

That same year, Adam Driver starred opposite Scarlett Johansson in Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, which premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

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40.

In 2020, Adam Driver became the subject of a running gag on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which Oliver expressed several strange masochistic fantasies about Adam Driver, referencing his muscular build and masculine appearance.

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41.

Adam Driver eventually appeared on the final episode of the season and "demanded an apology".

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42.

Adam Driver again returned for the advertising campaign for the eau de parfum concentration of Hero in 2022.

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43.

In 2021, Adam Driver starred in Leos Carax's long-awaited musical drama film Annette, which premiered at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

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44.

Adam Driver played a leading role in Ridley Scott's historical drama The Last Duel, along with the biopic crime film House of Gucci, which covers the assassination of Maurizio Gucci, and was directed by Scott.

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45.

Equally praised by critics and directors, Adam Driver's acting has a unique signature style that displays skittish, unpredictable physicality with full-bodied enthusiasm like Denis Lavant and Buster Keaton.

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46.

In 2022, Adam Driver starred in the apocalyptic black comedy film White Noise, which marks his fifth collaboration with Noah Baumbach.

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47.

Adam Driver is set to star in 65, a sci-fi thriller directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and Jeff Nichols' historical drama, Yankee Commandante.

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48.

In February 2022, it was announced that Adam Driver will portray racing mogul Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann's Ferrari, alongside Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley.

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49.

Adam Driver married his longtime partner Joanne Tucker in June 2013.

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50.

Adam Driver is the founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit that performs theatre for all branches of the military in the United States and abroad.

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51.

Adam Driver has said on multiple occasions that he does not like to watch or listen to his own performances.

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52.

The executive producer of the radio show later claimed that Adam Driver was warned to take off his headphones before the clip played, and that the show did something similar with Adam Driver during a 2015 interview.

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53.

Adam Driver received three nominations for his performance in Girls from 2013,2014, and 2015, in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.

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54.

Adam Driver received British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for those films as well.

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55.

Adam Driver received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as a part of the ensemble of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

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