Adrien Brody :
Adrien Brody, (born April 14, 1973, Queens, New York, U.S.), American actor who won the Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal of Władysław Szpilman, the title character of Roman Polanski’s Holocaust film The Pianist (2002).
Brody took acting classes as a child, and he performed in experimental and Off-Broadway plays before he reached high school. He attended the Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and played an orphan in the 1988 television movie Home at Last, about the orphan train program. Brody made his big-screen debut in a small part in the anthology movie New York Stories (1989). He briefly attended both Stony Brook University and Queens College before moving to Los Angeles. Brody appeared in the independent film The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991) and in Steven Soderbergh’s King of the Hill (1993).
Early life :
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 Dramatic Arts and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York.
Personal life :
Known For The Pianist
Full Name Adrien Brody
Profession Actor, Producer
Age 49 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth April 14, 1973
Birthplace Woodhaven, New York, United States
Zodiac Sign Aries
Brody’s films of the first phase like Drama King of the Hill (1993), Angels in Outfield (1994), The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) could not bring him true stardom. In 2002 Roman Polanski cast him in his new movie The Pianist as a famous Jewish musician in German-occupied Poland. His style of acting in this movie was so attracting and powerful that he won an Academy Award for best actor. He became the younger Oscar winner actor in Hollywood and fortunately became a great star overnight.
Adrien Brody acted in some other films after winning oscar prize. He appeared in Dummy (2003) as a ventriloquist. Adrien Brody also performed as a disabled man in The Village (2003). He also devoted himself in The Jacket (2005) and the King Kong (2005), Hollywoodland (2006), Splice (2010) and Predators (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011).
Adrien Brody performed in a History Channel miniseries Houdini as the great magician Harry Houdini. He won the Emmy and the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his performance. Besides acting, Brody also worked as director and producer. He showed his creativity in his artwork ‘Tiger on Last Legs’ earned huge fame amongst the critics.
Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Pianist (2002)
César Awards, France
César Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)
The Pianist (2002)