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)
Houdini TV Show
Annie McGuire TV Show
Annie McGuire

Main Movie Roles

2015 - American Heist
2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2013 - InAPPropriate Comedy
2013 - Third Person
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2011 - Midnight in Paris
2011 - Wrecked
2010 - Splice
2010 - The Experiment
2010 - High School
2010 - Predators
2009 - Giallo
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - Giallo
2008 - The Brothers Bloom
2008 - Cadillac Records
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2007 - The Darjeeling Limited
2006 - Hollywoodland
2005 - King Kong
2005 - The Jacket
2004 - The Village
2003 - The Singing Detective
2002 - The Pianist
2002 - Dummy
2001 - The Affair of the Necklace
2000 - Bread and Roses
1999 - Liberty Heights
1999 - Oxygen
1999 - Summer of Sam
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1997 - The Last Time I Committed Suicide
1996 - Solo
1996 - Solo
1996 - Bullet
1994 - Angels in the Infield
1993 - King of the Hill
1989 - New York Stories

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Host
Narrator (Voiced)
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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.

  • Shares a birthday with 'Sarah Michelle Gellar' (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.
  • Has great appreciation for hip-hop music. Like the Beatnuts, one of his favorite groups. Brody is also from Queens.
  • Ranked #21 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
  • Was very good friends with the late 'Tupac Shakur' (qv), with whom he starred in the little-known film _Bullet (1996)_ (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.
  • Is the only American actor to win a CÚsar, the French equivalent to the Oscar.
  • Is the only actor to win a Best Actor Oscar when nominated alongside four previous Oscar winners.

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