Adrien Brody

Actor
For years, actor Adrien Brody struggled to make a name for himself while appearing in numerous feature films. After making his debut as a 13-year-old orphan from New York City who finds a new life in Nebraska in "Home ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1973 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Backtrack 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dragon Blade 2015 (Movie)

Tiberius (Actor)

Emperor 2015 (Movie)

Emperor Charles V (Actor)

Houdini 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Septembers of Shiraz 2015 (Movie)

Isaac (Actor)

Manhattan Nocturne 2014 (Movie)

Porter Wren (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Dmitri (Actor)

Third Person 2014 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

Frankie Kelly (Actor)

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

InAPPropriate Comedy 2013 (Movie)

Flirty Harry (Actor)

Back to 1942 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Detachment 2012 (Movie)

Henry Barthes (Actor)

High School 2012 (Movie)

Psycho Ed (Actor)

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Midnight in Paris 2011 (Movie)

Salvador Dalí (Actor)

The Experiment 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wrecked 2011 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Predators 2010 (Movie)

Royce (Actor)

Splice 2010 (Movie)

Clive Nicoli (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

Bloom (Actor)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Field Mouse (Actor)

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

Leonard Chess (Actor)

Giallo 2008 (Movie)

Inspector Enzo Lavia (Actor)

Reel Comedy: The Darjeeling Limited 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Matador's Mistress 2007 (Movie)

Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete" (Actor)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Louis Simo (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

King Kong 2005 (Movie)

Jack Driscoll (Actor)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

Jack Starks (Actor)

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Village 2004 (Movie)

Noah Percy (Actor)

Dummy 2003 (Movie)

Steven Schoichet (Actor)

Love the Hard Way 2003 (Movie)

Jack Grace (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Singing Detective 2003 (Movie)

First Hood (Actor)

Harrison's Flowers 2002 (Movie)

Kyle Morris (Actor)

The Pianist 2002 (Movie)

Wladyslaw Szpilman (Actor)

Bread and Roses 2001 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

Count Nicolas de la Motte (Actor)

Restaurant 2000 (Movie)

Chris Calloway (Actor)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Ada Kurtzman (Actor)

Movies in Time Special: Summer of Sam 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Ways to Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Arnie (Actor)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

Ritchie (Actor)

Ten Benny 1998 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

Corporal Fife (Actor)

Bullet 1997 (Movie)

Ruby Stein (Actor)

The Last Time I Committed Suicide 1997 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Solo 1996 (Movie)

Bill Stewart (Actor)

The Undertaker's Wedding 1996 (Movie)

Mario Bellini (Actor)

Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

Danny Hemmerling (Actor)

King of the Hill 1993 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

The Boy Who Cried Bitch 1991 (Movie)

Eddy (Actor)

Annie McGuire 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

Home at Last (TV Show)

Actor

Jailbreakers (TV Show)

Actor

Motor City (Movie)

(Actor)

Oxygen (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Detachment 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wrecked 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Giallo 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Additional Super 8mm Cinematographer (Cinematographer)

Biography

For years, actor Adrien Brody struggled to make a name for himself while appearing in numerous feature films. After making his debut as a 13-year-old orphan from New York City who finds a new life in Nebraska in "Home at Last" (PBS, 1988), Brody looked for that one breakthrough role that could propel him to stardom. He believed he had found that role when he was cast by director Terrence Malick for what he thought was the main character in "The Thin Red Line" (1998). But Malick changed the film's focus in post-production, leaving most of Brody's performance on the cutting room floor. The young actor remained undeterred, however, as he continued to showcase his talent and dedication to craft in several compelling features until finally landing the role of a lifetime in "The Pianist" (2002). A bittersweet look at Jewish piano player Wladyslaw Szpilman's experience of surviving the atrocities of the Krakow ghetto, the film was directed by Roman Polanski and was drawn from his own experiences during the Holocaust. The film earned widespread critical praise and a Best Actor Oscar for Brody, a win that cemented his status as a top leading man capable of turning in riveting performances.

Relationships

Elliot Brody

Father
Jewish

Michelle Dupont

Companion
Dated c. 2003 no longer together

Monet Mazur Actor

Companion
Dated c. 2001-2002

Sky Nellor

Companion
Briefly dated no longer together

Elsa Pataky Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Manolete" (2007) in Spain

Sylvia Plachy

Mother
Born in Budapest, Hungary to a Catholic father and Jewish mother

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York
Attended weekend child's program (age 12)

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

New York , New York 1991

Attended college for one year before dropping out

Milestones

2011

Cast as Salvador Dalí in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris"

2010

Starred in "Predators," a sequel to cult favorites "Predator" (1987) and "Predator 2" (1990) about an elite group of warriors hunted by a merciless alien race

2010

Co-starred with Sarah Polley in the sci-fi thriller "Splice"

2009

Voiced the character of Rickity the Field Mouse in the animated feature "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

2009

Co-starred with Mark Ruffalo, as brothers who make a living off of swindling millionaires, in the comedy "The Brothers Bloom"

2008

Portrayed record-company executive Leonard Chess in the musical biopic "Cadillac Records"

2007

Co-starred with Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson in director Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited"

2006

Cast as private detective Louis Simo in "Hollywoodland," who investigates the death of actor George Reeves (Ben Affleck)

2005

Portrays an institutionalized Gulf War veteran opposite Keira Knightley in "The Jacket"

2005

Played Jack Driscoll, opposite Jack Black and Naomi Watts, in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong"

2004

Co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix and William Hurt in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village"

2003

Played the urban hipster con man, Brody in "Love The Hard Way"

2002

Portrayed Wladyslaw Szpilman, the brilliant pianist in Roman Polanski's "The Pianist"; received leading role nominations for Golden Globe, BAFTA and a SAG Awards

2000

Starred in Kenneth Loach's gripping labor drama "Bread and Roses"; screened at Cannes

2000

Featured in the Yugoslavia-set war film "Harrison's Flowers"

1999

Appeared in Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights"

1999

Co-starred in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam"

1998

Starred in Bross' second feature "Restaurant"; released theatrically in 2000

1998

Played Corporal Fife in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" (in the final cut, the part had been reduced to little more than a cameo)

1997

Co-starred in the drama "Six Ways to Sunday" (released 1999)

1996

Appeared as a gay Beat poet, loosely based on Alan Ginsburg in the film "The Last Time I Committed Suicide"

1995

Garnered rave notices for his star-making role as a gambler in Eric Bross' "Nothing to Lose" (released theatrically in 1998)

1994

Featured in the William Friedkin-directed "Jailbreakers" segment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway"

1993

Won critical praise as a teenage con artist in "King of the Hill"

1989

Feature film debut in the Francis Ford Coppola-helmed "Life Without Zoe" segment of the omnibus feature "New York Stories"

1988

Cast as Mary Tyler Moore's stepson in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Annie McGuire"

1988

TV acting debut in the PBS production "Home at Last"

Appeared in photographs taken by his mother, famed photographer Sylvia Plachy

Raised in the New York City neighborhood of Woodhaven, Queens

At age six, made amateur acting debut as a dwarf in a summer camp production of "Snow White"

Professional acting debut in the Off-Broadway play "Family Pride in the '50s"

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