The year and decade are coming to a close and JumpCut Magazine online presented their first-ever “Person of the Year” cover. One actor that made it for just “being alive” was Adam Driver.
2019 was the year for Adam Driver, with five film releases and a Broadway play under his belt nothing was stopping him. This is what he has accomplished this year:
The Report debuted at the Sundance Film Festival back in January and then made its way to Amazon Prime in November. The movie is an investigative thriller about the interrogation techniques used by the US on the suspected members of Al-Qaeda following the events of September 11. Driver plays Dan Jones, who was assigned to the case by Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening).
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was directed by Terry Gilliam. In 2018, it made its way to the Cannes Film Festival and in April of this year made a limited US movie theater release. The movie is about Toby (Driver), a disillusioned film director who becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality. (Anyone else get Inception vibes?)
June 2019, brought up The Dead Don’t Die, this Zombie comedy brought Driver together with the likes of Bill Murray. Centerville is no longer peaceful when zombies attack.
Next, is Marriage Story released on Netflix in November. The movie was written and directed by Noah Baumbach and co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta. This role has earned Driver multiple award nominations and an almost guaranteed nom for an Academy Award.
Who can forget one of Driver’s best-created characters from the Star Wars universe, Kylo Ren. Driver brought his characteristic depth and vulnerability to Ben Solo, especially in his scenes with Rey for the entire Star Wars trilogy, but more recently Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Rise of Skywalker marks the final chapter in the Skywalker saga.
Burn/This was the Broadway play that Driver managed to squeeze into this insane year between March-July 2019. Driver co-starred with Keri Russell in this relationship drama about when a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers together.
No wonder why Adam is being recognized as “Person of the Year”. 2020 is even looking to be another year of greatness for him, as he already has two movies in the works. Is there anything Driver can’t do? Congratulations Adam!