Adam Driver first appeared in the HBO television pilot ‘The Wonderful Maladys.’ The pilot episode was filmed in 2009 but it never went on air. That same year, he also appeared in the Episode: "The E.I.D." of the American crime television series ‘The Unusuals.’ In 2010, he starred as ‘Glen Stetson’ in the made-for-television biopic ‘You Don't Know Jack’ directed by Adam Mazer. The film earned wide praise from critics and holds a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Driver made his silver screen debut in the 2011 Clint Eastwood-directed American biographical drama film ‘J. Edgar.’ The film received a mixed response from critics and grossed over $84 million at the box office. In 2012, he starred as ‘Lev Shapiro’ in the American black and white comedy-drama film ‘Frances Ha’ directed by Noah Baumbach. The film opened to critical acclaim and grossed over $11.3 million on a $3 million budget. That same year, he also portrayed ‘Samuel Beckwith’ in the Steven Spielberg-directed American biographical historical drama film ‘Lincoln.’ The film saw universal acclaim upon release and received 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It was also a major commercial success and grossed over $275.3 million on a $65 million budget. Driver joined the main cast of the American comedy-drama television series ‘Girls’ in 2012. He played the role of ‘Adam Sackler’ which earned him 3 ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations. The series ran for 6 seasons and aired its final episode in 2017.
Driver was next seen in films like ‘Bluebird’ (2013), ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (2013), ‘Tracks’ (2013), ‘Hungry Hearts’ (2014), ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ (2014), ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015), ‘Midnight Special’ (2016), ‘Silence’ (2016), ‘Logan Lucky’ (2017), and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (2017). In 2018, he starred as ‘Det. Philip "Flip" Zimmerman’ in the American biographical crime film ‘BlacKkKlansman’ directed by Spike Lee. The film received wide acclaim from critics and grossed over $93.4 million on a budget of $15 million. Driver also received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the film. He received another Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of ‘Charlie Barber’ in the 2019 drama film ‘Marriage Story’ directed by Noah Baumbach. The film opened to critical acclaim and holds a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That same year, he also played the role of ‘Daniel J. Jones’ in the Scott Z. Burns-directed American political drama film ‘The Report.’ The film received positive reviews from critics. Driver was last seen in the 2021 American biographical crime drama film, ‘House of Gucci’ directed by Ridley Scott. The film opened to a mixed reception and grossed over $156.8 million on a budget of $75 million.