VIDEO: Adam Driver “Rides the Wave” as Maui Film Festival’s Shining Star

June 6, 2015, 6:41 PM HST · Updated June 6, 6:41 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Film Festival honored Adam Driver today as the 2015 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award recipient.  During an exclusive Maui Now interview with Malika Dudley she asked if there is a major goal or aspiration for the future of his career. Driver responded saying, “The idea of planning or having an idea of where you want to go doesn’t make sense to me, because it’s never going to be that, so why even try to muscle something.  I’ve been kind of lucky enough.  Things have just kind of happened that I didn’t plan, and I’m just going to try and ‘ride the wave,’ to use an expression that will hopefully resonate with the Maui audience, and see where it goes.”

Driver was most recently seen starring in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young with Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried.

Driver will next star in Saverio Costanzo’s Hungry Hearts with Alba Rohrwacher.  The film premiered at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival, where Driver won the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Adam Driver with Malika Dudley. Maui Now photo.

Adam Driver with Malika Dudley. Maui Now photo.

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Driver will also star opposite Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst in Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.

Driver also recently wrapped production on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Silence, which also stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.

Last year, Driver starred in Shawn Levy’s dramatic comedy This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman, Connie Britton, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda.

Driver will star opposite Mia Wasikowska in John Curran’s critically acclaimed Tracks.

Driver appeared in the Coen brothers’ 2013 Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film Inside Llewyn Davis, Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated Lincoln, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar.

Driver is now in production on the fifth season of HBO’s Girls. Driver’s performance in the hit series earned him 2014 and 2013 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Driver is a 2009 graduate of Juilliard and  the co-founder of the nonprofit AITAF (Arts in the Armed Forces) organization.

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