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Adrien Brody

Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera. Adrien attended the American Academy of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Manhattan Nocturne (completed)
Porter Wren
 2015 Septembers of Shiraz
 2015 Boredom (Short)
 2015 The Library Book (Short)
 2015 The Mascot (Short)
 2015/I Backtrack
Peter Bower
 2015 Dragon Blade
 2014 American Heist
Frankie Kelly
 2014 Houdini (TV Mini-Series)
Harry Houdini
- Part 2 (2014) ... Harry Houdini
- Part 1 (2014) ... Harry Houdini
 2010 Wrecked
 2010 Predators
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Field Mouse (voice)
 2009 Giallo
Inspector Enzo Avolfi / Giallo (as Byron Deidra)
 2003 The Singing Detective
First Hood
 2002 Dummy
 2001 Love the Hard Way
Jack Grace
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Kyle Morris
 2000 Bread and Roses
Sam Shapiro
 1999 Oxygen
 1998 Restaurant
Chris Calloway
 1997 Six Ways to Sunday
Arnie Finklestein
 1997 The Undertaker's Wedding
Mario Bellini
 1996 Bullet
Ruby Stein
 1996 Solo
Dr. Bill Stewart, Solo's Designer
 1996 Bullet Hearts (TV Movie)
Chuckie Bragg
 1995 Ten Benny
Ray Diglovanni
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
- Jailbreakers (1994) ... Skinny
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Cameraman (uncredited)
 1993 King of the Hill
 1989 New York Stories
Mel (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1988 Home at Last (TV Movie)
 1988 Annie McGuire (TV Series)
Lenny McGuire
- Annie and the Brooklyn Bridge (1988) ... Lenny McGuire
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Starred in a Super Bowl commercial for Stella Artois. See more »

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14 Interviews | 15 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Byron Deidra


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[in 2010, on doing a film for the paycheck] Everybody has a price, I'm sure. Often times the jobs you'll be well-compensated for are that way for a reason. The roles that speak to you usually don't have resounding success, or even compensate you fairly. There is a balance you try to strike. Really, if I wasn't an actor, I don't know what the alternative would be. I'm glad I don't have to face ... See more »


Is the only actor to win a Best Actor Oscar when nominated alongside four previous Oscar winners. See more »


Often plays Intellectuals or artistic types See more »

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