Which actor has had the most presence in recent films of the season? They can place their bets and count them online; They will discover that there is a man who takes the prize for productivity and, not only that, but also for the variety and courage to jump between genres and production style and come out with flying colors, we would almost say triumphant because not even box office failures have Made a dent in this 1.90 tall guy, prominent nose, wide, sincere smile, and natural appeal (not beauty). I’m talking about Kylo Ren, Adam, Paterson, Charlie, Henry, … in short, the Californian and ex-marine Adam Driver. Come on, it could be the next 007 (not James Bond) and we would be satisfied.
In two weeks we will see him sharing a duel to the death in the fourteenth century with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in a film directed by Ridley Scott with a script by Damon and Affleck. But just over a month ago we saw him sing and dance in Annette, the musical drama of Leos Carax that the critic Boyero in The country defenested following the line of The Washington Post and The Hollywood Reporter, while the rest of the international press applauded her with veiled criticism, yes, but with a unanimous ovation to the interpretation of, “the force of nature”, Adam Driver, who from 2012 to 2017 was the sentimental earthquake of Lena Dunham in the series Girls, to whom, on the other hand, he owes his leap to the international scene.
His ability to work led him to alternate feature film recordings as a supporting role with his role as Adam in Girls, for which, incidentally, he was nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for best supporting actor, and has been at the helm of directors as diverse as Steven Spielberg, the Coen brothers, JJ Abrams, Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese or Steven Soderbergh, among others.
He liked and disliked his Kylo Ren In the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga, more melodramatic than ever, but between installments he played the wonderful truck driver and amateur poet Paterson proving that the indie cinema USA loves it and the big blockbusters require it. Few actors alternate in this way. I challenge you to think of one.
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in Star Wars.
The virtuosity that he displays with his great body and his great gestures, always refined, in Story of a marriage (He was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his performance) makes you eat a smaller Scarlett Johansson, in every way. Romantic drama of a marriage in the process of separation. Very subtle film, very verbal but also very theatrical, that is, the gestures, the positions of the body and the voice, in each sequence, are the very essence of the internal tear that only true love relationships cause.
Adam Driver in Histria of a marriage.
Next month we’ll see him as Maurizio Gucci in The Gucci house, rubbing shoulders with Lady Gaga and Al Pacino.
And so, with an unstoppable pace of filming, this 38-year-old man, married since 2013 and father of a child, is the antithesis of the Hollywood star, who, without great artifice in the face of the gallery, only needs a script and a camera to put the audience in your pocket. @opinions in @mundiario