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Adrien Brody

Adrien BrodyBorn: 14-Apr-1973
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Pianist

Adrien Brody's first paying job was as a magician, when he was 12. At 15, he had a role in Mary Tyler Moore's quickly-canceled 1988 sit-com, Annie McGuire, and played the lead in a PBS TV movie, Home at Last, as an orphan boy in the old west. Brody also had small roles in New York Stories, Angels in the Outfield, and King of the Hill (the 1993 Steven Soderbergh drama, not the cartoon). He played the killer in Oxygen, a punk rocker in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam, and an idiot in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. He won the Best Actor Oscar for Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002). At 29, Brody was the youngest man ever to receive that award.

Brody was only invited to audition for The Pianist because a casting agent had seen his performance in the DVD of The Thin Red Line. It was a much meatier performance than what moviegoers saw in the theatrical release, which had been edited to almost nothing. He is probably best known for playing the screenwriter in Peter Jackson's King Kong with Naomi Watts.

Brody's father is Jewish, his mother Catholic, and his family was not very religious either way. His mother is photographer Sylvia Plachy, and before he was an actor, Brody was familiar to art denizens as a frequent subject of her work.

Father: Elliot Brody (artist)
Mother: Sylvia Plachy (photographer)
Girlfriend: Michelle Dupont (cohabiting since 2002)

    High School: LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (1991)

    Afghanistan World Foundation Celebrity Committee
    Oscar for Best Actor 2003 for The Pianist
    Endorsement of Coca-Cola 2004
    Blockbuster Video
    Polish Ancestry Paternal

    Manhattan Night (16-May-2016)
    Backtrack (18-Apr-2015)
    Dragon Blade (18-Feb-2015)
    American Heist (11-Sep-2014)
    Houdini (1-Sep-2014)
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (6-Feb-2014)
    Third Person (9-Sep-2013)
    InAPPropriate Comedy (22-Mar-2013)
    Back to 1942 (11-Nov-2012)
    Midnight in Paris (11-May-2011) · Salvador Dali
    Detachment (25-Apr-2011)
    Wrecked (1-Apr-2011)
    The Experiment (15-Jul-2010) · Travis
    Predators (8-Jul-2010) · Royce
    High School (24-Jan-2010) · Psycho Ed
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (14-Oct-2009) · Field Mouse [VOICE]
    Splice (6-Oct-2009) · Clive Nicoli
    Giallo (25-Jun-2009) · Giallo
    Cadillac Records (5-Dec-2008)
    The Brothers Bloom (9-Sep-2008) · Bloom
    A Matador's Mistress (6-Sep-2008)
    The Darjeeling Limited (3-Sep-2007) · Peter
    Hollywoodland (31-Aug-2006) · Louis Simo
    King Kong (13-Dec-2005)
    The Jacket (23-Jan-2005) · Jack
    The Village (26-Jul-2004)
    The Singing Detective (17-Jan-2003)
    The Pianist (24-May-2002) · Wladyslaw Szpilman
    Dummy (21-Feb-2002) · Steven
    The Affair of the Necklace (20-Nov-2001) · Count Nicolas De La Motte
    Love the Hard Way (8-Aug-2001) · Jack
    Harrison's Flowers (23-Sep-2000) · Kyle Morris
    Bread and Roses (10-May-2000) · Sam
    Liberty Heights (17-Nov-1999)
    Oxygen (12-Nov-1999)
    Summer of Sam (20-May-1999)
    The Thin Red Line (25-Dec-1998) · Cpl. Fife
    Restaurant (17-Apr-1998) · Chris
    Six Ways to Sunday (Sep-1997)
    The Undertaker's Wedding (Aug-1997) · Mario
    The Last Time I Committed Suicide (5-Jun-1997)
    Solo (23-Aug-1996)
    Bullet (Mar-1996)
    Ten Benny (9-Apr-1995)
    Jailbreakers (9-Sep-1994) · Skinny
    Angels in the Outfield (15-Jul-1994)
    King of the Hill (20-Aug-1993) · Lester
    The Boy Who Cried Bitch (May-1991)
    New York Stories (1-Mar-1989)

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