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_top_pic_adrien_brody_the_pianist Brody in The Pianist.

Adrien Brody, Best Actor 2002: MovieActors.com

brody-pianist-photoThe Pianist (Drama)

At the age of 29, Adrien Brody won his Best Actor Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of the popular Jewish pianist, Wladislaw Szpilman, who survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

He is the youngest actor to win the Oscar in the Best Actor category.











About Adrien Brody (1973 - )

Adrien Brody was born on April 14, 1973. He is the only child of Hungarian-born photojournalist Sylvia Plachy, whose family fled Communist Hungary, in 1956. Adrien's father is Elliot Brody, a now retired history teacher. Elliot grew up in a Polish-Jewish family in New York. He lost family members in Poland in the concentration camps, during WW2.

Adrien's acting talent appeared at a young age. By thirteen, Adrien had appeared in his first off-Broadway production, a PBS-TV movie special. He was a student of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from New York's High School for the Performing Arts.

Adrien had 13 films under his belt by his 25th birthday.

When Roman Polanski asked him to play Wladislaw Szpilman, Adrien put his all into preparing for the part. Adrien Brody learned to play Chopin, gave up basic things like his car and apartment. He lost 30 pounds, in an attempt to really feel the hurt and despair of the Polish Jews. His own relatives had suffered so much at the hands of the Germans, during this time. Mr. Brody went into The Pianist production with this mindset, was a grand springboard into his brilliant performance, which won Adrien Brody the Oscar.

Adrien Brody's notable movie credits include...

New York Stories (1989)
The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991)
King of the Hill (1993)
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Ten Benny (1996)
Solo (1996)
Bullet (1996)
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
The Undertaker's Wedding (1997)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Restaurant (1998)
Oxygen (1999)
Liberty Heights (1999)
Summer of Sam (1999)
Bread and Roses (2000)
Harrison's Flowers (2001)
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Dummy (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
The Singing Detective (2003)
The Village (2004)
The Jacket (2005)
King Kong (2005)
Hollywoodland (2006)
The Tehuacan Project (2007)
Manolete (2007)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Cadillac Records (2008)
Splice (2009)
Giallo (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
High School (2010)
The Experiment (2010)
Predators (2010)
Wrecked (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Detachment (2011)
Back to 1942 (2012)
Inappropriate Comedy (2013)
Third Person (2013)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
American Heist (2014)
Dragon Blade (2015)
Stone Barn Castle (2015)
Backtrack (2015)
Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
Manhattan Night (2016)
Bullet Head (2017)
Emperor (2018)

Adrien Brody's notable TV credits include...

Home at Last (1988)
Annie McGuire (1988)
Rebel Highway (1994)
Bullet Hearts (1996)
Split Screen (1999)
Saturday Night Live (2003)
Houdini (2014)
Breakthrough (2015)
Dice (2016)
Peaky Blinders (2017)









Adrien Brody in American Heist (2014)...
second picture with Hayden Christensen.








In Back to 1942 (2012).









In Cadillac Records (2008)... middle picture with Eamonn Walker.









With Sami Gayle in Detachment (2011).









In Dragon Blade (2015)... middle picture with Jackie Chan.









In Dummy (2002)... top two pictures with Vera
Farmiga... bottom picture with Milla Jovovich.










In Giallo (2009)... top picture with Andrea Redavid.







In Harrison's Flowers (2000)... bottom picture with Andie MacDowell.





In Hollywoodland (2006).











As Houdini in Houdini (2014)... with Evan Jones
in top picture... with Kristen Connolly in bottom picture.










In Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005)... bottom picture with Jack Black.









In Peaky Blinders (2013)... top picture with Tom Hardy.











In Predators (2010)... third picture with Laurence
Fishburne... bottom picture with Alice Braga.












In Splice (2009)... with Delphine Chanéac in
top two pictures... bottom two pictures with Sarah Polley.












In Summer of Sam (1999)... with John Leguizamo in
pictures 1 and 3... with Jennifer Esposito in bottom picture.












In The Brothers Bloom (2008)... top picture with Mark Ruffalo...
second picture with Rachel Weisz... third picture with Mark
Ruffalo... bottom picture with Rinko Kikuchi and Mark Ruffalo.










With Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson in The Darjeeling Limited (2007).













In The Experiment (2010)... top picture with
Travis Fimmel... with Maggie Grace in fourth picture.










In The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)... top picture with Saoirse Ronan...
middle picture with Willem Dafoe... bottom picture with Tony Revolori.










In The Jacket (2005)... top picture with Keira Knightley.















In Roman Polanski's The Pianist, in the role that won him a Best Actor
Oscar... second and last pictures with Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman,
Julia Rayner, Ed Stoppard, and Jessica Kate Meyer.










In M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004)... second
picture with Joaquin Phoenix... bottom picture with Judy Greer.










In Third Person (2013)... top and bottom pictures with Moran Atias.



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Adrien Brody in Wrecked (2010).