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September 11 happened, and all my friends were like, ‘Let’s join the military!’ and I was the only one who actually did.
Adam Driver

I was in a mountain biking accident and broke my sternum about three months before my unit was supposed to deploy to Iraq, and it’s such a close-knit community that the idea of not getting to go is hugely jarring, so I tried to get put back in training and wound up injuring it worse.
Adam Driver

I don’t feel like I have to dress up to go to the deli.
Adam Driver

I feel like I’ll never get over red carpets. They’re so bizarre and awkward.
Adam Driver

Acting, believe it or not, can get very self-involved! I feel fortunate to have been able to work on things with people who have a very specific point of view and perspective, and who feel like they’re doing something very active.
Adam Driver

I have a control problem. I hate the feeling of not being in control.
Adam Driver

I don’t understand technology, and I’m very scared of it.
Adam Driver

I never played sports or got into the whole guy camaraderie of, like, ‘I love you, man! Seniors forever!’ So suddenly being in the military with these guys who were under these very heightened circumstances, isolated from their families, living this very kind of Greek lifestyle, it changed my life in a really big way.
Adam Driver

By the time I got into Juilliard, I was working at a Target distribution warehouse. It didn’t make anything, it just shipped things, and my job was just to stand there and look at the security codes on the back of trucks and see if they would lock, and check them in.
Adam Driver

What is a struggle is that acting isn’t a place where you go to work and you do that thing. There aren’t set boundaries, like an office, where you go and work. For me, the work is always on my mind.
Adam Driver

I’m constantly thinking about the role, and there’s an infinite amount of questions you can ask yourself about a character to the point that it’s hard to find the boundaries of when to not work.
Adam Driver

There’s such an emphasis on having a character be likable. I don’t think it would be helpful if I worried about that. I mean, not everyone’s likable.
Adam Driver

There were definitely dark nights when you’re like, ‘Maybe joining the military wasn’t such a good idea.’ But, in a way, it was the best training to be an actor.
Adam Driver

It was very clear to me I wanted to be an actor when I got out into civilian life.
Adam Driver

Just having the internet is a weird and dangerous thing because people become accustomed to knowing things when they want to know them and not having to work for it. I definitely see the value in not knowing everything and having mystery in life and mystery in people.
Adam Driver

Acting, to me, has been many things: It’s a business, and it’s a craft, and it’s a political act – it’s whatever adjective is most applicable.
Adam Driver

Through theater and acting school, I found a way to articulate myself.
Adam Driver

My only close-to-game-plan is to follow good writing. If the writing is in TV or if it’s in theater or in film, that’s it. It doesn’t really matter what the medium is.
Adam Driver

I was living in a small town in Indiana working as a telemarketer and a vacuum salesman. I was really bad: the vacuums seemed to always be falling apart. Every time I did a demonstration, I’d say, ‘This is the material the astronauts used on Apollo 13.’ And no sooner had that come out of my mouth, something would malfunction.
Adam Driver

I was born in California. When I was six, we moved to a small town in northern Indiana called Mishawaka.
Adam Driver

I think some of my best theatre training has been in the Marine Corps. Not only meeting a bunch of characters, but growing up. You’re in really adult situations at a young age, as far as being in charge of people.
Adam Driver

You have to be forward-moving and able to balance a lot of things at the same time. I attribute a lot of that to the Marine Corps and Juilliard both.
Adam Driver

My grandpa was in the Navy, but it wasn’t something that was expected or planned for me to do.
Adam Driver

I’ve got weird conflicting feelings about my generation.
Adam Driver

There’s a kind of immediacy that comes with being constantly connected that I don’t really relate to in my generation.
Adam Driver

Even on your hiatus, you feel like you need to keep the character in the back of your brain.
Adam Driver

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