Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk- that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son- Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Hossein Amini (Screenplay)
James Sallis (book)
Gary Michael Walters
Academy Awards: Nominated Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Golden Globes: Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BAFTA Awards: Nominated Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing. Won Best Director
AAFCA: Won Best Supporting Actor
Art Directors Guild: Excellence in Production Design Award
Cannes Film Festival: Won Best Director. Nominated Palme d’Or.