My journey from Marine to actor | Adam Driver

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Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian — and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Because, as he says: “Self-expression is just as valuable a tool as a rifle on your shoulder.” Followed by a spirited performance of Marco Ramirez’s “I am not Batman” by Jesse J. Perez and Matt Johnson. (Adult language)

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  1. When they remake outsiders Adam better be in it. Stay golden pony boy

  2. Marriage Story (mostly thanks to Adam) is one of two pieces of media to have ever made me cry.

  3. You served? That’s awesome 👏🏽 I think I may have seen you in like one movie, maybe…but I’ve been seeing you around a lot lately. I guess I’ll checkout one of your movies. I served too…and with marines (on Getmo) helping refugees…and it was a good experience.

  4. So that's what Kylo does in his spare time

  5. Bro he always sounds pissed off lol

  6. Someone talk to me about the spoken words did he save his dad or just imagine himself helping his dad as he say his dad get jumped?

  7. I forgot his name so I just searched kylo ren ted talk 😅

  8. This dude will be the President of the United States one day.

  9. I came for Kylo Ren and ended up getting totally different perspective on people in the army. And I got hit right in the guys with the performance

  10. I’m glad he’s “the guy” in Hollywood, great actor.

  11. I watched the acting part three times so far. Omg I don't care so haaarrddd what Adam has to say .

  12. Honestly I’m just here to hear him talking

  13. This dude rolled up to a TED talk not in a fancy suit or fancy clothing, he rolled up in a hoodie, shirt, and jeans that looks like he could pick them up at a local AE. I like that.

  14. Adam Driver is an incredibly talented actor and i hope he goes far in his career. In Star Wars when he's conflicted between good and evil, you can literally feel the emotion you can see the conflict on his face and in his mannerisms. He's truly talented

  15. They should cast him in a military movie. Because of his experience, he’ll give important pointers and he’ll play a military role very well, making the movie highly realistic

  16. I love how he acted but i don't understand the story, if someone can explain me..

  17. Loved him in the report. and damn he is a great orator!

  18. So Kyle ren did have military experience before joining the first movie

  19. You can't fool us Kylo, go back to your death star

  20. this talk will always resonate, thank you Adam.

  21. The character he played in the nascar heist was absolutely AMAZING. He is easily my favourite actor

  22. i did not know that adam driver was from mishawaka… i’m not from there but i love about 25 minutes away…

  23. Here I was thinking Adam Driver was going to be the best part till I get hit by that amazing monologue

  24. I like how this scrawny turd always brings up the fact that he was in the Marines but got injured before being deployed. So he never really seen combat.

  25. Another Military asset going into Acting, misleading and lying to the public helping to steer them in the wrong Direction.

  26. I go to USMC boot camp in San Diego July 6th. Very excited and nervous and only just found out he was a marine haha

  27. five months ago youtube recomended this to a whole lot of people.

  28. 7:20 " sets, no costumes, no lights, just reading it…"Replace 'reading it' with 'your voices' and it reminds me of RPGs (role playing games). Which is obvious when you see RPGs as improvised theatre without audiance.

  29. I really like just listening to his story and voice… he's such a great actor and deserves more attention

  30. I will never understand how teenage girls think he is hot

    Including me 😍

  31. This story… performed by Jesse Perez. Amazing and so emotional. Congratulations. (And of course everyone loves Adam Driver)

  32. "ok guys so basically i was a marine but now i'm an actor"

  33. Yo is he speaking in iambic pentameter in the intro?

  34. He can also say the you-know-what word

  35. I love him I love him I love him I love him I love him

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