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Welcome to Adam Driver season: Why everyone is obsessed with the Marriage Story star.

Welcome to Adam Driver Season.

No, seriously. Get used to seeing Adam Driver’s face because you’re about to see it absolutely everywhere.

From Netflix’s devastating Golden Globe-nominated film Marriage Story to political thriller The Report, to the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it really is Adam Driver’s year.

Take a look at the trailer for Netflix’s must-watch movie Marriage Story below. Post continues after video.

For most people, you’ll likely remember the 36-year-old actor as Hannah Horvath’s (Lena Dunham) boyfriend, Adam Sackler, in TV series Girls.

In earlier seasons of the comedy-drama series, there was sort of a mad energy about Adam.

Put simply, he was a whiny, six-foot-tall baby who threw ugly temper tantrums.

But then… everything changed.

In fact, I can distinctly remember the moment Adam Driver became hot in Girls.

It went a little bit like this:

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Thankfully, after his time on Girls wrapped up, Driver moved onto other projects… where he threw less temper tantrums. Well, sort of.

Shortly before Girls came to an end in 2017, Driver made his debut as the dark and moody Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

Then, of course, came Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that infamous shirtless-in-high-waisted-pants scene in 2017.

Since then, Driver has garnered critical acclaim thanks to his appearances in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman in 2018, The Report in 2019 and Burn This on Broadway, which led to the actor being described by the New York Magazine as “a wise old oak tree on Viagra”.

But it wasn’t until December that the world’s collective love and adoration for the American actor grew even stronger.

On December 6, Noah Baumbach’s highly anticipated Marriage Story showed up on our Netflix screens.

The film, starring Scarlett Johansson as Nicole and Adam Driver as Charlie, followed a married couple as they navigated divorce while co-parenting their young son.

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Since its release, the film has been nominated for a number of awards, with Laura Dern winning a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and Adam Driver winning the AACTA Award for Best International Actor.

The film is also nominated in six categories – including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress – at the Oscars.

But despite the endless accolades the movie has received, there’s just one thing on the mind of viewers.

Adam Driver is kinda… hot.

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From his unique features and his menacing Kylo Ren voice to his shaggy black hair and his towering height, Adam Driver is very quickly joining the ranks of the internet’s favourite boyfriends.

As Opheli Garcia Lawler wrote for Mic, “Adam Driver appears to have the physical strength to throw you over his shoulder and also the emotional depth to understand your extremely passionate response to the Little Women trailer”.

And honestly, we don’t think there’s a better way to put it.

Feature Image: Netflix.

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This article was originally published on December 15, 2019, and updated on February 10, 2020.

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