Do you love the HBO show Girls? Then you will love to know that actor Adam Driver, a former Marine, will be honored during 2014 GI Film Festival on May 24. Driver, known for Lincoln (2012) and the HBO show Girls (2012-2015), is set to attend Saturday’s prime-time red carpet and awards event following a full day of GIFF film screenings and premieres.
Driver will be presented the 2014 GI Film Festival Veterans in Entertainment Award (previous recipients include actors Mark Valley, Jon Huertas and James McEachin). The Armed Forces are especially important to Driver, who served as a United States Marine, and now runs a non-profit foundation called Arts in the Armed Forces that stages theatrical performances for military personnel.
Hannah would be totally, like OMG, Adam. You were a Marine? Hell Yeah!
Saturday, May 24 is one of the highlight’s of the week-long GI Film Festival, where all film submissions will be awarded following a star-studded red carpet outside of the Old Town Theatre in Alexandria, VA. “The purpose of this award is to acknowledge the remarkable contributions of our military veterans to the field of entertainment. By focusing on high achieving military veterans in Hollywood, we hope to inspire other servicemen and women who desire a career in film and television,” said GI Film Festival Co-Founder and President Brandon Millett. “Adam is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a leader in the veteran artist community and a phenomenal actor. We are thrilled he will be joining us at GIFF DC to accept this award.”
Following the awards ceremony will be an after party at the USPTO building in Alexandria, VA. Tickets are on sale now.