WATCH: 'Star Wars' actor Adam Driver gives TED talk on journey from marine to performer

The Girls star talks about the transition back to being a civilian

32-year-old Adam Driver has very quickly become one of Hollywood's hottest properties.

He most likely appeared on everyone's radar as the lecherous heartbreaker Adam in Girls, but reached a new level of international popularity as the villainous Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He'll next be seen in Martin Scorsese's upcoming period epic Silence, but he recently gave a TED talk on his life prior to becoming an actor.

Driver was a member of the Marines, and tells the story of how he managed to transition from soldier to civilian, including setting up the "Arts In The Armed Forces", his nonprofit organisation that brings theater to the military.

Check out the 18-minute talk below: