Adam Driver BiographyAdam Driver is an American actor known for his participation in the TV series Girls, as well as for his roles in the movies Inside Llewyn Davis, Silence, and Star Wars. By the age of 33, he had managed to cooperate with such people as Jim Jarmusch, Steven Soderberg, Ryan Johnson, Steven Spielbergg, the Cohen brothers, and Martin Scorsese, and also become part of the world's favorite space movie sequel. Net worth: $16 million.
Early lifeAdam Driver was born on November 19, 1983, in San Diego, California. His father, Joe, was a Protestant preacher, and his mother, Nancy, was a legal assistant. Soon they got divorced. After some time, Nancy Driver got married again, this time to a Baptist priest.
After that, his family moved to Mishawaka, Indiana - a city of athletes and cheerleaders, as Driver referred to it later. He, a dreamy teenage boy, who adored wandering alone in the suburbs and setting objects on fire, became an outcast in this living embodiment of the American dream. On the one hand, he, the son of a priest, was a star of school plays, sang in the church choir and was president of the school choir. In the evenings, he and a group of his friends went to the old field to punch each other, being inspired by the movie Fight Club.
Having graduated from school, he decided to try his luck in the New York actor's school Julliard, one of the most prestigious educational establishments of this specialization in the world. However, playing only in school plays was not enough to qualify. He didn’t want to return home empty-handed, so he went straight to Hollywood. Halfway through the car broke down, so he spent most of his savings to fix it. The driver stayed in Los Angeles for 2 days and he completely runs out of money. He came back home after such a bitter setback.
For some time he was selling vacuum cleaners, mowing lawns, and answering calls in the office. All that was done in order to pay $ 200 rental fee for a tiny room in the house of his own parents, relations with whom were so strained that the guy was banned from entering the main part of the house and even forced to buy his own refrigerator
US Army ServiceThe terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, prompted Adam Driver to join the army. As his father insisted, he came to the army recruitment office and announced: I want to become a man! He joined the Marine Corps and served for nearly three years — until he suffered a serious injury to the sternum after falling off a mountain bike. He was medically discharged after the accident.
The actor mentioned his service in the army in one of his old interviews: After these terrorist attacks, I was gripped by anger and a desire to do something and be useful for my country. Returning home shook the young man up. Before he dreamed of going to the Middle East to prove his loyalty to the country, and now he had to get used to the boring, mediocre life of an office worker.
During the first year after his return, Adam applied to Indianapolis University, but then decided to try his luck again in the admissions office of Juilliard school, and this time he was accepted.
The career of an actorAfter graduation from Julliard, Driver got his first role in the TV series The Unusuals (2009). After that, he could be seen casting in several short films and TV series Law & Order, as well as in the movies You Don't Know Jack playing with Al Pacino (2010) and in The Wonderful Maladies (2010).
Approximately at the same time, Adam began to appear in the plays - in particular, in 2010 he made his debut on Broadway in the screening based on the book Mrs. Warren`s Profession by George Bernard Shaw.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2011, Driver landed a role that brought his career to a new level - in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls he played emotionally unstable Adam Sackler. The series was released only a year later, but it went viral and gained much popularity. For this role, Adam was nominated for the Emmy award three times: in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Shortly after his success in the series Girls which helped him to become more known, Driver appeared in the film Lincoln by Steven Spielberg (2012) and in the famous Coen Brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis (2012).
After these roles, he began to be offered other interesting roles, such as the role in the comedy-drama While we are young (2014), and in the long-awaited seventh episode of the Star Wars (2015).
The character of Adam Driver in the Star Wars is an antihero Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, who switched to the dark side to be like his uncle Darth Vader. The audience called this character one of the most interesting movie-villains of recent years. Critics also expressed a hope that in future the character will open up even more.
Afterward, another major project, in which Adam Driver was assigned one of the leading roles, was released. The drama Silence by Martin Scorsese tells the story about the persecution of Christians in feudal Japan. Two priests (Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield) go there in search of a missing mentor (Liam Neeson) and were subjected to tortures because of their religion.
The actor felt a huge responsibility as he admired the work of the movie director, which had been breeding the idea of the movie for twenty years. Moreover, he had to lose a lot of weight to be consistent with the image of a captive priest.
Scorsese is the most incredible director of those with whom I happened to work. And among them were many masters. For me, Scorsese was an embodiment of inscrutability, and I obeyed him completely.At the same time, he was starring as the lead actor in Jim Jarmusch's movie Paterson. His character is a bus driver, named Paterson in honor of the city where he was born, who liked to write poetry in his spare time. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d'Or award.
Adam Driver also appeared in the new chapter of Star Wars: The Last Jedi along with Tom Hardy, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. The premiere was scheduled for December 2017.
In 2018, Adam Driver starred in Terry Gilliam’s fiction film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" with Olga Kurylenko, as well as in the action movie of Sylvester Stallone Tough as they come.
Also in 2018, Adam appeared in the comedy BlacKkKlansman, devoted to the activities of the real-life organization Ku Klux Klan, which promotes white superiority. For his role in this film, the actor was nominated for an Oscar.
Private life of Adam DriverAdam Driver has a wife whose name is Joan Tucker. They studied together at Julliard. She taught me not to spit in the street, and I showed her the Rolling Stones - as the actor described their first encounter.
In 2006, the couple founded a non-profit organization Arts in the Armed Forces, whose members participated in free performances for the military. Subsequently, they starred together in the TV series Girls. Their wedding took place in 2013. Officially the couple has no children, but in 2019, there were numerous rumors in the media about the birth of Adam and Joan a child. Lovers did not confirm these rumors.
Adam Driver NowadaysIn 2019 the actor has been engaged in playing in the new 9th installment of Star Wars, where Billy Lourdes and Jonas Suotamo play as well. At the same time, Adam works on a project called Untitled No Baumbach starring with Scarlett Johansson. In the same year, several more films were released with the participation of Adam. Among them are "BlacKkKlansman" (for the role of Flip Zimmerman Driver received an Oscar), "The Report" and "Marriage Story".
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