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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)

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 2016 Manhattan Night
Porter Wren
 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
 1995 Ten Benny
Ray Diglovanni
 1993 King of the Hill
Lester
 1989 New York Stories
Mel (segment "Life without Zoe")
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Diet Coke See more »

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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 in The Thin Red Line (1998) being cut down from lead character to bit part] It kind of felt like a soldier coming home after giving his soul and then not being appreciated. At 24, it sucked; it was embarrassing because I would assume if an actor was cut out of a movie of that nature with a director of that caliber it must be as a result of a flaw in the actor's work. Not as a result ... See more »

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In 2003, at the age of 29, he replaced Richard Dreyfuss as the youngest actor ever to win the Best Actor Academy Award, for his role in The Pianist (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays characters with mental illnesses See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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