Cool Dad Job: Down-to-Earth Hollywood Star Warrior
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Leading off 2019’s most unlikely doubleheader, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker.
Adam Driver made his name playing shirtless Brooklyn bad boy Adam Sackler on Lena Dunham’s oh-so-self-aware HBO series, Girls, and drove Twitter into a tizzy with a bit more toplessness in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But Driver isn’t merely a pretty face/chest, he’s a United States Marine (no such thing as an ex-Marine), a serious actor capable of going toe-to-toe with Scarlett Johansson, and an accomplished activist. His nonprofit, Arts in the Armed Forces, which encourages service members to use art to express themselves, has been quietly doing important work for years. Driver is also a private citizen. He and his wife, Joanna Tucker, live in Brooklyn with their son, Jack, but you won’t see the kid on Instagram any time soon. On screen, Driver demands attention. In his personal life, he demands privacy. We can respect that.