Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

Apr. 14th, 1973
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
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
[Complete List]


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.

  • In 2003, at the age of 29, he replaced 'Richard Dreyfuss' (qv) as the youngest actor ever to win the Best Actor Academy Award, for his role in _The Pianist (2002)_ (qv).
  • Did sessions in an isolation tank, performed prison exercises, and went on a protein diet for his role in _The Jacket (2005)_ (qv).
  • Owned and drove a Hummer, which is famous in Hollywood for being 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)'s favorite vehicle. This ecologically unfriendly vehicle gets under ten miles per gallon and was originally designed for warfare.
  • Shares a birthday with 'Sarah Michelle Gellar' (qv).
  • Close friends with 'Asia Argento' (qv).
  • Was very good friends with the late 'Tupac Shakur' (qv), with whom he starred in the little-known film _Bullet (1996)_ (qv).
  • Is a big hip-hop fan and plans on becoming a producer. He is being mentored by The 'RZA (I)' (qv).
  • Is the only actor to win a Best Actor Oscar when nominated alongside four previous Oscar winners.

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