The title of Baby Driver alludes to the extreme insouciant youth of its wheelman hero, played by Ansel Elgort,
Elgort was born in Manhattan. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over thirty years, and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director.His father is of Russian Jewish descent
The title of Baby Driver alludes to the extreme insouciant youth of its wheelman hero, played by Ansel Elgort, and a certain track that unspools over the closing credits. It is a terrifically stylish and exciting piece of work, a summer movie cool enough to induce brain freeze, like an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke directed by Walter Hill.
Elgort plays a brilliant teenage getaway driver working for Kevin Spacey’s equally deadpan Doc, a man who masterminds well-planned bank robberies with a crew including the chiselled Buddy (Jon Hamm), badass Darling (Eiza González) and the scarily unstable Bats (Jamie Foxx). Baby needs continuous music from his range of antique iPods to give him inspiration, miming along to the track while he chucks his car around in breathtaking stunts. It’s also because he suffers from tinnitus and needs the music to drown out the noise.