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Adrien Brody

Birthday: 
Saturday, April 14, 1973
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Birth Place: 
New York City, New York, USA
Height: 
6' 0"

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, 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.

Awards and Nominations

2003 - Won - Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Pianist)

News

Adrien Brody To Replace Gary Oldman In Motor City

The casting changes just keep on coming for Albert Hughes’ new thriller Motor City, which makes us really hope he’s started writing the actor list in pencil.... Read more
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Adrien Brody For Fantastic Four Reboot?

Despite Fox focusing a lot of time and energy on X-Men: First Class, it the studio is also heavily gearing up to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise, continuing its efforts to make us all forget that Rise Of The Silver Surfer in particular never happened.... Read more
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William Petersen finds first post-'CSI' role

In his first screen role since departing "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," William Petersen has joined the cast of Tony Kaye's indie drama "Detachment." "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu also have come aboard.... Read more
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Adrien Brody joining Woody Allen film

Oscar winner Adrien Brody is joining Woody Allen's all-star cast for the romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris." The project begins shooting this summer in the French capital.... Read more
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Kurt Russell Off To Waco

Odd cast combo of the day alert: Kurt Russell, Adrien Brody and Sharon Stone have all signed on to star in Waco, which will cover one of the most infamous events in US law enforcement history.... Read more
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Reviews

High School

High school oriented films are typically focused on one or two things; sex and drugs. Apparently nothing else goes on behind the classroom doors and in the hallways.... Read more
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Wrecked (BLU-RAY)

For those of you who thought 127 Hours was too happy or not twisty enough, then your complaints have been answered with Wrecked. ... Read more
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Splice (BLU-RAY)

Vincenzo Natali’s (Cube) Splice was a box office flop that failed to capture the majority of audiences while it ran in theaters. I loved this film.... Read more
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Predators

Eight strangers are stranded in a mysterious jungle with no recollection of how they got there or why. To make matters even more worse, they're being hunted by an unknown and powerful creature. No, this isn't an episode of Lost, it's Predators.... Read more
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Splice

In 1997 Vincenzo Natali brought us Cube, the story of a handful of strangers who find themselves in a huge complex which had shifting rooms, booby traps, and of course the most dangerous element, themselves.... Read more
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Videos

Houdini (Trailer)

Houdini (Trailer)

Houdini starring Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Szofi Berki ... Read more
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InAPPropriate

InAPPropriate

InAPPropriate starring Lindsay Lohan, Adrien Brody ... Read more
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Back To 1942 TRAILER

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