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"Something I learned in the Marine Corps that I've applied to acting is, one, taking direction, and then working with a group of people to accomplish a mission and knowing your role within that team."

Adam Douglas Driver (born November 19, 1983 in San Diego, California) is an American actor.

He served in the United States Marine Corps before being medically discharged and studying acting at Julliard. He first gained prominence as Adam Sackler on the HBO series Girls, for which he's racked three Emmy nominations. Although he's now best known as Kylo Ren, the main villain of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, he has gained acclaim for his dramatic works such as Father Garrupe in Martin Scorsese's Silence and as the title role in Jim Jarmusch's Paterson. He has received Academy Award nominations for his supporting role in BlacKkKlansman and his lead role in Marriage Story.

Driver has been married to actress Joanne Tucker since 2013. The couple have a son.


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Tropes associated with this actor's work:

  • Berserk Button: Hates seeing his work as well as hearing the sound of his voice, at one point walking out during an interview when they played a clip from Marriage Story, and feeling nauseous during the premiere of The Force Awakens.
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  • The Danza: In Girls as Adam Sackler.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: For his role of a persecuted and starved Catholic priest in Silence he had lost 23 pounds. For the role of a bus driver in Paterson he actually learned how to drive a bus and got a license.
  • Method Acting: Known for staying in character on set and going to great pains for the role. For example, he had lost 23 pounds for his role of a persecuted and starved Catholic priest in Silence. For the role of a bus driver in Paterson he learned how to drive a bus and got a license. He also stayed in character as Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, refusing to take the mask off between takes, and spent a lot of time alone to get into the madness of the character.
  • Mr. Fanservice:
    • Spent quite a bit of his time on the set of Girls shirtless or even naked. He joked that the Girls cameraman had probably seen him naked almost as many times as his wife had.
    • Played for Laughs in his Shirtless Scene in The Last Jedi, with Rey asking Kylo Ren if he can put something on as the two of them telepathically communicate through the Force.
  • Parody Assistance: Reprised his role as Kylo Ren for his SNL Episode, complete with Flanderization.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Stands at 6'2", has dark hair, and is used as a Mr. Fanservice quite often.
  • What Could Have Been: He was reportedly in talks to play Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but chose Star Wars instead. There were also rumors that he would play Dick Grayson in the film but he denied ever being approached about it although he said he would be interested and has remained a popular fancast since.


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