Adam Driver discovered his fire for acting during his high school days. The aspiring actor applied for the renowned acting school Juilliard in New York. Though he was rejected by the selection committee, Driver went ahead in his chosen path of destiny and landed in Hollywood as a dreamy young man looking for roles during the ’90s. But the September 11 terror attacks turned his life upside down like many other American youths. He then decided to join the forces and serve his country. Driver became a member of the U.S. Marines in 2001 and served for more than two years. However, an unfortunate mountain-biking accident ended up in his honorary discharge before he could complete the four-year tenure. A disappointed Driver returned to his Indiana hometown of Mishawaka. He joined the University of Indianapolis before giving another casual attempt for the acting school Juilliard. He managed to clear the test at that time and joined the prestigious institute to hone his natural skill-set of acting.
Driver landed his debut role soon after the graduation in 2009 with the TV series ‘The Unusuals,’ in which he played a small but significant role. The actor appeared in shows like ‘Law & Order‘ and TV movies like ‘You Don’t Know Jack’ (2010) and ‘The Wonderful Maladys’ (2010) after his debut. He made his Broadway debut in 2010 with the popular George Bernard Shaw play ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession.’
The much-awaited breakthrough came in 2011 with the HBO series ‘Girls.’ Driver played the role of Adam Sackler, who struggles to keep a complex relationship with Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath. The success of the series catapulted his career into new heights. Driver earned three back-to-back Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Adam Sackler. The performance also helped him to land an important role in the 2012 biopic ‘Lincoln‘ directed by Steven Spielberg. He played the real-life character of the telegraph and cipher assistant of the American politician Ulysses S. Grant. Beckwith sent out the details of Lincoln’s murderer John Wilkes Booth for the first time, which eventually led to his capture.
Driver got his next breakthrough with the 2013 musical comedy ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ written and directed by Coen brothers. With the critical success of the movie, Driver became a regular face in big productions and indie flicks. The 2014 comedy-drama ‘This is Where I Leave You,’ directed by Shawn Levy, and the 2015 sci-fi flick ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ cemented his reputation as a bankable actor. His other major works include ‘Paterson,’ ‘Silence,’ ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ and the Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s ‘Burn This.’ In the 2018 movie, ‘BlacKkKlansman,’, directed by Spike Lee, he played the role of Detective Flip Zimmerman. The role earned him an Academy Award nomination and massive critical praise. So now you might be wondering what is the next Adam Driver movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Adam Driver films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Adam Driver movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
4. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
‘The Dead Don’t Die‘ hit headlines when it was picked up as the opening film of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May 2019. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the movie features Bill Murray and Adam Driver as two cops who fight the flesh-eating walking dead after a zombie outbreak in the small town of Centerville. The movie received positive reviews after the Cannes premiere for its sharp wit and strong performances. Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, RZA, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, and Carol Kane round out the cast. Focus Features releases ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ on June 14, 2019.