Driver is 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, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard. 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.

2012 Academy Awards

Nominated, Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

2011 Cannes Film Festival

Won, Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn; Nominated, Palme d'Or: Nicholas Winding Refn

2012 Golden Globes

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Albert Brooks

2012 BAFTA Awards

Nominated, Best Supporting Actress: Carey Mulligan; Best Editing: Matthew Newman; Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn; Best Film: Adam Siegel and Marc Platt

2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Won, Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks

2011 British Independent Film Awards

Best Foreign Independent Film

2012 London Critics Circle Film Awards

Nominated, Film of the Year; Actor of the Year: Ryan Gosling; Supporting Actor of the Year: Albert Brooks; British Actress of the Year: Carey Mulligan; Director of the Year: Nicholas Winding Refn; Technical Achievement of the Year: Cliff Martinez for Original Score