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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 »

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The Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman
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King Kong Jack Driscoll
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 2016/II Manhattan Night
Porter Wren
 2016 Dice (TV Series)
Adrien Brody
- Ego (2016) ... Adrien Brody
 2015 Breakthrough (TV Series)
- Decoding the Brain (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
 2015 Boredom (Short)
 2015 The Library Book (Short)
 2015 The Mascot (Short)
 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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Other Works:

(early 1990s) TV commercial: Pepsi-Cola (with M.C. Hammer) 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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Everything is harder than you would imagine, including success. You might think it's lovely to be famous, but if your process is to constantly observe people and human behavior and yet everyone is observing you all the time, how do you do what you do? I never saw that coming as an obstacle. See more »


He was furious when his nose was broken during the final fight in Summer of Sam (1999). When he had it fixed, he didn't change it: his nose is one of his most distinctive features and sets him apart from other actors. See more »


Often plays intellectuals or artistic types See more »

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