Adam Driver may not have four films coming out this year like he did in 2019, but 2020 remains The Year of Adam Driver. From hosting Saturday Night Live for the third time, to walking red carpet of award show after award show, Adam Driver remains a driving on social media, despite not being active online.
At the end of 2019, fans of Adam Driver's Star Wars character Ben Solo came together to fundraise for Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit Driver and his wife Joanne Tucker run. Over four thousnad fans from around the world raised an astounding $90,374 (3x AITAF's FY 2020 fundraising goals) in just over a month, which came to $86,413 after associated fees. Adam Driver responded to the fundraiser with a short video on the AITAF's Twitter account.
Social Media managers across Twitter have decided to capitalize on the marketability of Adam Driver. From Amazon Prime considering Adam a worthy Super Bowl snack (spoiler alert: he is) to HBO UK getting us through the day with a little Adam spam. Adam Driver tweets garner high engagement numbers. IGN made a The Last Jedi and SNL mash-up video that quickly garnered over 27,000 likes. So what is it about Adam Driver that has all of Twitter thirsting after him?
Is it the fact that he's a 6'2" towering tree of a man? Is it because he, admittedly, looks like a kidnapped person trying to send messages with his eyes on red carpets (relatable). Is it his luscious hair that his stylist keeps so perfectly coiffed at events? Is it his unconventional attractiveness that drives us all wild? Or perhaps, it's simply because he's a powerhouse of an actor who manages to transform even the smallest moments in a scene into something memorable. Regardless of reasons, social media has wisely picked Adam Driver as their chosen 'internet boyfriend'.
Here is a collection of some of my favorite Adam Driver themed social media posts. Valentine's Day with Amazon Prime and Amazon Studios, Netflix Italia having heart palpitations during the Oscars, Amazon Studios only recognizing Adam Driver's films for #GlobalMovieDay, Prime Video stealing an Oscar for Adam, Prime Video's petition for an Adam Driver emoji, E! News knows we all love Adam on the red carpet, Netflix knowing we're all dying for this team up to happen again, the Prime Video team impatiently waiting for SNL, and last but never least Smashbox Cosmetics being an Adam Driver stan.
2019 was a busy year for Adam Driver, he earned his first Oscar nomination in January for BlacKkKlansman, followed by his first Tony nomination for Burn This. He starred in The Report, The Dead Don't Die, Marriage Story, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. While Driver has claimed to be taking a break, 2020 proves to be a busy year as well. Filming began last week for Ridley Scott's The Last Duel, starring Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck, Matt and Damon and Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, is slated to premiere this year.
What will social media managers everywhere do while we wait for new Adam Driver content?