The best Adam Driver movies
MFC TOP 5
After three years of service in the United States Marine Corps and a life-changing injury, Adam Driver decided to pursue a career in the film industry and it has not stopped growing since.
Famous due to his role as Adam Sackler in the hit HBO series Girls, Driver’s powerful performance has allowed him to work in great productions such as Star Wars, where he played the villain Kylo Ren, and to work with the most important directors of the industry, such as Martin Scorsese, Terry Gilliam, Jim Jarmusch and Spike Lee.
In view of his nomination in the category of best actor at the 2020 Academy Awards, in MFC TOP 5 we invite you to enjoy the best Adam Driver movies.
5. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson, 2017)
The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars trilogy produced by Disney, where Adam Driver plays Kylo Ren, a dark warrior of the First Order who seeks total control of the galaxy. Driver‘s performance stands out thanks to the emotional power with which he manages to convey Kylo’s confusion and anger, a character who constantly struggles between good and evil.
Adam Driver didn’t need to audition for the part of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, for he was requested directly by director J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm to play it. His performance earned him the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016.
4. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Terry Gilliam, 2018)
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of an old man convinced that he is the famous Don Quixote of La Mancha, played by Jonathan Pryce, who thinks that Toby, a film director played by Adam Driver, is his faithful squire Sancho Panza. The film travels between the 17th and 21st centuries to tell an epic story in which gradually it becomes impossible to distinguish reality from fantasy.
Although the film was initially conceived in 1998 with Johnny Depp as the protagonist, it was not until 2018 that the 17-year project could see the light during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Gilliam declared that Driver was the perfect choice to play Toby, calling him “the boy I’ve been looking for all these years.”
3. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018)
BlacKkKlansman was written and directed by Spike Lee, based on the book Black Klansman by author Ron Stallworth. It is a dramatic comedy where detectives Ron Stallworth and Flip Zimmerman, played by John David Washington and Adam Driver respectively, act under the same name to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
In addition to telling a story based on real events and its important social message, the film stands out thanks to the great dynamics between the two protagonists. The film won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards 2019 and Adam Driver was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
2. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, 2019)
Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story introduces us to the intimate and complicated relationship of a couple in the middle of their divorce. The film has a powerful story and the most memorable performances of the year, both from its protagonists and the supporting characters.
The film received 6 nominations to the Golden Globes 2019, among which are Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture, Best Actress for Scarlett Johansson and Best Actor for Adam Driver, who, thanks to his powerful staging, was also nominated for the 2020 Best Actor Academy Award.
1. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, 2016)
Directed by cult director Jim Jarmusch, Paterson tells the story of a young American bus driver, portrayed by Adam Driver, named Paterson: a calm poet who spends his days contemplating the beauty of everyday life in the city of Paterson, New Jersey.
The film was chosen to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Palm Dog Award. For his performance in the film, Adam Driver won the Best Actor category at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, both in 2016.