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A lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlights as a freelance getaway wheelman, and he finds his solitary existence taking on new meaning after befriending Irene (Carey Mulligan), the lonely wife of convicted felon Standard (Oscar Isaac), and her young son Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Standard gets released from prison and is strong-armed into committing a bold daytime robbery, the Driver offers his services in an effort to help the repentant ex-con cut his ties to the criminal underworld. Things get complicated, however, when the robbery goes unexpectedly awry, and the Driver just barely manages to escape alive. When the take from the job proves to be stratospherically higher than the Driver was led to believe, it quickly becomes apparent that they were set up. Later, thugs threaten to kill Irene and Benicio, and all evidence points to transplanted New York crime boss Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and his hot-headed partner Nino (Ron Perlman) as the masterminds. As the Driver attempts to turn the tables on them, it becomes clear that the chain of command goes much higher than he could have ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 16, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lon Bender Best Sound Editing 2011 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mat Newman Best Editing 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Mat Newman Best Editing 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Ryan Gosling Best Actor 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Ryan Gosling Best Male Lead 2011 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Beth Mickle Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Victor Ennis Best Sound Editing 2011 Nominee
Boston Society of Film Critics Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Albert Brooks Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Albert Brooks Best Supporting Actor 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Albert Brooks Best Supporting Male 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Newton Thomas Sigel Best Cinematography 2011 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nicolas Winding Refn Best Director 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Nicolas Winding Refn Best Director 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Nicolas Winding Refn Best Director 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Nicolas Winding Refn Best Director 2011 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Carey Mulligan Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
L.A. Film Critics Association Cliff Martinez Best Music Score (Runner-up) 2011 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Cliff Martinez Best Score 2011 Nominee

Cast

Ryan Gosling
as Driver
Carey Mulligan
as Irene Carey
Bryan Cranston
as Shannon
Albert Brooks
as Bernie Rose
Oscar Isaac
as Standard
Christina Hendricks
as Blanche
Ron Perlman
as Nino
Jeff Wolfe
as Tan Suit
James Biberi
as Cook
Russ Tamblyn
as Doc
Joey Bucarro
as Chauffeur
Tim Trella
as Hitman #1
Tina Huang
as Waitress
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Bearded Redneck
Joe Pingue
as Assistant Director #1
Cesar Garcia
as Waiter
Joey Bucarro
as Chauffeur
Jeff Wolfe
as Tan Suit
Tim Trella
as Hitman #1
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Bearded Redneck
Tina Huang
as Waitress
Joe Pingue
as Assistant Director #1
Russ Tamblyn
as Doc
James Biberi
as Cook

Crew

Nicolas Winding Refn
Director
Gigi Pritzker
Producer
Adam Siegel
Producer
John Palermo
Producer
Marc E. Platt
Producer
Michel Litvak
Producer
Hossein Amini
Screenwriter
Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematographer
Cliff Martinez
Composer (Music Score)
Mat Newman
Editor
Beth Mickle
Production Designer
Christopher Tandon
Art Director
Garrick Dion
Co-producer
Frank Capra III
Co-producer
Linda McDonough
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Stott
Executive Producer
Gary Michael Walters
Executive Producer
David Lancaster
Executive Producer
Christopher Tandon
Set Designer
Beth Mickle
Set Designer
Erin Benach
Costume Designer
Lon Bender
Sound/Sound Designer
Victor Ennis
Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Capra III
First Assistant Director
Robert Eber
Sound Mixer
Mindy Marin
Casting
Darrin Prescott
Stunts Coordinator
Linda Arnold
Hair Styles
Alice S. Kim
Production Supervisor
Jim Behnke
Unit Production Manager
Gerald Quist
Makeup Special Effects
Gerald Quist
Department Head Makeup
Robert Fernandez
Re-Recording Mixer
Ronnie Specter
Key Make-up
Jeffrey Stott
Unit Production Manager
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