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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.[3][4][5]

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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.[1] In an interview for the Time, he revealed that J.J. Abrams advised him to look into Akira Kurosawa's movies for inspiration, much like George Lucas did before. However, after several viewing, Driver decided to take another path, a more personal approach for playing Kylo Ren.[6] 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).[4][5]

Adam Driver appeared as Kylo Ren in the Saturday Night Live, in the 2016 sketch "Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base",[9] and in its 2020 follow-up "Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now".[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode IX Cast Announced on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. Leibovitz, Annie (May 4, 2015). Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o's Characters Revealed in Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photos. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on May 31, 2015. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Robinson, Joanna (May 25, 2017). Here's How Seriously Adam Driver Takes Playing Kylo Ren. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on January 11, 2020. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Robinson, Joanna (May 22, 2017). A Lot of the Final Skywalker Film Has Been Planned "from the Very Beginning". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved on July 23, 2019.
  6. McCluskey, Megan (December 1, 2015). Here’s How Adam Driver Learned to Master the Dark Side. Time. Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved on November 26, 2019.
  7. "The Force Awakens" wins big at MTV Movie Awards 2016. CBS (2016-04-10). Archived from the original on July 3, 2016. 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. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved on November 20, 2017.
  9. YouTube Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel (backup link) Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL
  10. YouTube Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now - SNL on the Saturday Night Live YouTube channel (backup link)

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