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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 11 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Pianist
The Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman
(2002)
King Kong
King Kong Jack Driscoll
(2005)
Predators
Predators Royce
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017/II Unchained (filming)
 2016 Manhattan Night
Porter Wren
 2016 Dice (TV Series)
Adrien Brody
- Ego (2016) ... Adrien Brody
 2015 Boredom (Short)
Danny
 2015 The Library Book (Short)
Desmond
 2015 The Mascot (Short)
Adam
 2014 Houdini (TV Mini-Series)
Harry Houdini
- Part 2 (2014) ... Harry Houdini
- Part 1 (2014) ... Harry Houdini
 2010 Wrecked
Man
 2010 Predators
Royce
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Field Mouse (voice)
 2009 Giallo
Inspector Enzo Avolfi / Giallo (as Byron Deidra)
 2003 The Singing Detective
First Hood
 2002 Dummy
Steven
 2001 Love the Hard Way
Jack Grace
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Kyle Morris
 2000 Bread and Roses
Sam Shapiro
 1999 Oxygen
Harry
 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)
Skinny
- Jailbreakers (1994) ... Skinny
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Cameraman (uncredited)
 1993 King of the Hill
Lester
 1989 New York Stories
Mel (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1988 Home at Last (TV Movie)
Billy
 1988 Annie McGuire (TV Series)
Lenny McGuire
- Annie and the Brooklyn Bridge (1988) ... Lenny McGuire
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Other Works:

(9/02) Music video: Appears in the Tori Amos music video "A Sorta Fairytale". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Byron Deidra

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his role as the village idiot in The Village (2004)] It just felt like it was the unconventional choice. It was the kind of role that I would have taken prior to the Academy Awards. A lot of actors tend to wait for the perfect role. And that perfect role may never come. I don't want to start changing the way that I view things and become precious. See more »

Trivia:

He and Marion Cotillard are the only actors to win both a César and an Oscar for the same performance. Brody won both awards in 2003 for The Pianist (2002) and Cotillard won in 2008 for La Vie en Rose (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Tall, thin frame See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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