How Adam Driver Went from the Marines to Pissing on Lena Dunham

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“After an honorable discharge [from the Marines] in 2004, [Girl’s Adam] Driver was back in Indiana… Acting was now really becoming appealing. He went to Chicago for an off-site audition for Juilliard with a Richard III monologue (at the time he hadn’t even read the play). ‘I’d worked up a lot of confidence from the Marines — “Oh, I’ve been with the best, so I’ll go to Juilliard because it’s the best,’” he says.”

- An Excerpt from the New York profile of Adam Driver, the dude who plays the love him or hate him boyfriend on Girls, explaining how he went from being a marine with a weird speaking cadence to being an actor with a weird speaking cadence