Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My Journey From Marine to Actor | Adam Driver, TED Talk


It's fascinating to see the real life person from time to time, after we observe and connect to the character in a movie. In this case, Adam Driver played Kylo Ren in the latest Star Wars film. But before that,he was a Marine in the US military.

In this eighteen minute TED Talk below, 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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