Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

Age
41
Birthday
Apr. 14th, 1973
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
183 cm

Adrien Brody's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Annie McGuire TV Show
Annie McGuire
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2010 - The Experiment
2010 - Splice
2010 - Predators
2010 - High School
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - Giallo
2008 - The Brothers Bloom
2008 - Cadillac Records
2007 - The Darjeeling Limited
2006 - Hollywoodland
2005 - The Jacket
2005 - King Kong
2004 - The Village
2003 - The Singing Detective
2002 - The Pianist
2002 - Dummy
2001 - The Affair of the Necklace
2000 - Bread and Roses
1999 - Oxygen
1999 - Summer of Sam
1999 - Liberty Heights
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1997 - The Last Time I Committed Suicide
1996 - Bullet
1996 - Solo
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1994 - Angels in the Outfield
1993 - King of the Hill
1989 - New York Stories

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Host
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

The son of Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy and retired history professor Elliot Brody, Adrien Brody grew up an only child in the Woodhaven section of Queens, New York, where he accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice. He credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York.

Despite a strong performance in The Thin Red Line (1998), time constraints forced the director to edit out much of Adrien's part. In spite of his later work with Spike Lee and Barry Levinson (I), he never became the star many expected he would become until Roman Polanski called on him to play a celebrated Jewish pianist in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. He pulled off a brilliant performance in The Pianist (2002), drawing on the heritage and rare dialect of his Polish grandmother, as well as his father, who lost family members during the Holocaust, and his mother, who fled Communist Hungary as a child during the 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union.


TRIVIA:
  • To prepare for his title role in _The Pianist (2002)_ (qv), he learned to play Chopin on the piano and shed 30 pounds off his already-thin frame. He cut himself off from his real life by giving up his car and apartment because he felt responsible to those Polish Jews who had suffered greatly and wanted to connect, to some small degree, with their hurt and despair.
  • Admits a shot of his parents in a passionate, back-bending embrace inspired his famous kiss with 'Halle Berry' (qv) at the Oscars in 2003.
  • Is a big hip-hop fan and plans on becoming a producer. He is being mentored by The 'RZA (I)' (qv).
  • His father, Elliot Brody, is a retired history teacher of Polish-Jewish descent who lost family members in the Holocaust. His mother Sylvia Plachy, the renown photographer, fled Communist Hungary as a child during the 1956 revolution against Russia.
  • Shares a birthday with 'Sarah Michelle Gellar' (qv).
  • Performed magic shows at children's birthdays as a child as the Amazing Adrien.
  • Was considered for a role in _Pearl Harbor (2001)_ (qv).
  • He signed on to make _Bread and Roses (2000)_ (qv) without a script because he trusted the director 'Ken Loach' (qv). Prior to filming, he also went undercover to research life as a union member in Los Angeles, California. He went to conventions and sat in on strike talks. A couple of the members recognized him, but Brody persuaded them not to blow his cover.


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