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Biography #2 (for The Jacket)

Adrien Brody's Best Actor Oscar in 2002 for his performance in Roman Polanski's The Pianist made him the youngest Best Actor recipient in history. His portrayal of Wladyslaw Szpilman also earned him Best Actor nominations from the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA. The performance also earned Brody Best Actor accolades from the CÚsar Awards (French equivalent to the Oscars), the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics.

Brody recently co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's dramatic thriller The Village, opposite Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver. Other recent roles include the films Harrison's Flowers and the ensemble film The Singing Detective, opposite Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson and Robin Wright Penn. He is currently in New Zealand shooting director Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic King Kong.

Brody first came to prominence in Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill, and garnered critical praise in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam and Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights. His other film credits include Charles Shyer's romantic drama The Affair of the Necklace, opposite Hilary Swank; Ken Loach's Bread and Roses; Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line; Stephen T. Kay's The Last Time I Committed Suicide, with Keanu Reeves; and Eric Bross' Ten Benny.

Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the High School for Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Bio courtesy Warner Independent for "The Jacket" (12-Mar-2005)


Biography #3 (for The Pianist)

Adrien Brody has established himself as one of the most respected young actors working today. Frequently collaborating with master filmmakers, Brody continues to build an impressive body of work in a wide range of complex movie roles.

He will next be seen in the highly anticipated film The Singing Detective, opposite Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, and Robin Wright Penn. Directed by Keith Gordon, the feature will be released in 2003.

Brody first came to prominence with a starring role in Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill. His other films include Elie Chouraqui's Harrison's Flowers, Ken Loach's Bread and Roses, Charles Shyer's The Affair of the Necklace, Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights, Spike Lee's Summer of Sam, and Terrence Malick's Academy Award-nominated The Thin Red Line.

A favorite in the indie world, he has starred in two features for director Eric Bross: Ten Benny and Restaurant. The latter earned Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination. His other films include Richard Shepard's Oxygen, Adam Bernstein's Six Ways to Sunday, and Stephen Kay's The Last Time I Committed Suicide. His upcoming indie projects include Greg Pritikin's Dummy (with Milla Jovovich) and Peter Sehr's Love the Hard Way (opposite Charlotte Ayanna), for which he won the Best Actor award at the Lucarno International Film Festival.

Brody was born and raised in New York City. His mother is celebrated photographer Sylvia Plachy, whose work was seen weekly for years in The Village Voice. He began his acting career at the age of twelve, doing theatre in New York. Brody then went on to study drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for the Performing Arts.

Bio courtesy Focus Features for "The Pianist" (01-Jan-2003)


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