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Adam Driver (born November 19, 1983) is an Academy Award–nominated American actor who starred in the Sequel trilogy films Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker as the villainous Kylo Ren.[4][5][6]

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Star Wars workEdit

Adam Driver's involvement in the Star Wars franchise was first announced on April 29, 2014 when he was named as a cast member for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[2] For his performance in The Force Awakens as the antagonistic Kylo Ren, Driver was voted Best Villain at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.[7] In interviews, he has said that he tends to avoid watching his own performances.[8] Driver reprised his role as Kylo Ren in the Sequel trilogy films Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker (2019).[5][6]

Non-Star Wars workEdit

Driver rose to prominence in the supporting role of Adam Sackler in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls (2012-2017).[9] He has also appeared in supporting roles in a wide range of films, including the 2012 historical drama film Lincoln,[10] the black comedy tragedy Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)[11] and Martin Scorcese's 2016 historical drama film Silence.[12]

He also starred in the 2014 comedy While We're Young,[13] the drama film Hungry Hearts (2014),[14] Midnight Special (2016),[15] Jim Jarmusch's 2016 drama film Paterson,[16] Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,[17] and Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018) where he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[18]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 IMDb favicon Adam Driver at the Internet Movie Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced on StarWars.com
  3. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode IX Cast Announced on StarWars.com
  4. Leibovitz, Annie (May 4, 2015). Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o's Characters Revealed in Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photos. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Robinson, Joanna (May 25, 2017). Here's How Seriously Adam Driver Takes Playing Kylo Ren. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Robinson, Joanna (May 22, 2017). A Lot of the Final Skywalker Film Has Been Planned "from the Very Beginning". Vanity Fair. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  7. "The Force Awakens" wins big at MTV Movie Awards 2016. CBS (2016-04-10). Retrieved on April 11, 2016.
  8. Guglielmi, Jodi (November 20, 2017). Adam Driver Is 'Undecided' on Seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi Despite Being in It. people.com. Retrieved on November 20, 2017.
  9. Robinson, Joanna (April 17 2017). Girls: The Very Last Time We Saw Every Major Character. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  10. Emerson, Jim (December 17, 2012). Lincoln: "It's true because it works". Roger Ebert.com. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  11. Smith, Nigel M. (December 18, 2013). Adam Driver on Singing for the Coen Brothers in 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and Why He Keeps Coming Back to 'Girls'. Indie Wire. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  12. Smith, Nigel M. (February 9, 2017). Adam Driver Was Really, Really Hungry When He Lost 51 Pounds for Martin Scorcese's Silence. W Magazine. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  13. Bradshaw, Peter (April 2, 2015). While We're Young review – a fine bromance. The Guardian. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  14. Hoffman, Jordan (September 6, 2014). Adam Driver Proves He Can Do Anything in Hungry Hearts. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  15. Tallerico, Brian (March 18, 2016). Midnight Special. Roger Eber.com. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  16. Wilkinson, Alissa (January 14, 2017). Paterson, the quietly philosophical tale of a bus-driving poet, is one of 2016's best films. Vox Media. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  17. Tallerico, Brian (April 10, 2019). The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Roger Ebert.com. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  18. Miller, Julie (August 10, 2019). BlacKkKlansman: The True Story of How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the K.K.K.. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  19. Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL

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