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Greene's Driver, also known as The Driver, was a Quantum operative and Dominic Greene's chauffeur and bodyguard. He appeared in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

Film Biography

The silent bodyguard's first appearance is during the opera performance, where he stands guard over Greene in his personal box. As the meeting is compromised, the Driver maintains his stoic appearances, gathering up Greene's cabal of guards and ushering them to his vehicle. As the group prepares to leave, Guy Haines' bodyguard falls onto their car. Greene orders the Driver to shoot the ailing henchman, and he does so without question.

The Driver is later seen at the Eco Hotel in Bolivia's Atacama Desert, where he watches over Greene's meeting with General Medrano and the corrupt Bolivian police chief in regards to their payment for Quantum's continued control of Bolivia's water supply. The calm of the meeting is shattered by the arrival of James Bond, who kills the police chief as Greene and Elvis attempt to evacuate to the hotel's upper floors. The Driver pulls his gun and runs to kill Bond, but he scarcely proves a deterrent to the determined agent, who shoots the Driver in the stomach repeatedly with a SIG-Sauer P226. The Driver's corpse is later incinerated when the Hotel is destroyed.

Personality

The Driver's calm nature indicated a fierce loyalty to his employer, something further demonstrated by his complete willingness to sacrifice his life to protect Greene. Despite this apparent bond to Greene, he is also shown as a borderline sociopath due to his murder of Guy Haines' bodyguard without flinching or question.

Behind the scenes

He is portrayed by Carl von Malaisé.

Trivia

  • Malaisé is a former classmate and personal close friend of Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster.
  • The Driver carried a Taurus PT92 as his sidearm.

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