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Adrien Brody
Name : Adrien Brody
Height : 6' 1½" (185 cm)
Date of Birth : 14 April 1973
Place of Birth : New York, New York, USA
Born on 14 April 1973 in New York City, Brody was raised in Queens. The son of a schoolteacher and a celebrated photojournalist, he was drawn to acting from an early age. Brody's first taste of show business came when he was 12 years old and performed as a magician at children's parties. With his mother's encouragement, he subsequently enrolled in acting classes, attending both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for the Performing Arts. He found his earliest work in off Broadway productions, and made his television debut in 1998 with a PBS movie and a turn as Mary Tyler Moore's son in the comedienne's ill-fated sitcom Annie McGuire.

Despite roles in two high profile movies - The Thin Red Line (1998) and Summer of Sam (1999), it was not until Brody was cast as the eponymous protagonist in The Pianist that critics and the Academy really took notice of his work. For his portrayal of the real life Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish pianist struggling to survive the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto, Brody invested himself mentally, emotionally, and physically in the role, and was rewarded for his dedication with numerous honors, including the French César and an Oscar that made him the youngest ever recipient of the Best Actor award.
2006 Truth, Justice and the American Way
2006 I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan
2005 King Kong
2005 The Jacket
2004 The Village
2003 Dummy
2003 The Singing Detective
2002 The Pianist
2001 Love the Hard Way
2001 The Affair of the Necklace
2000 Bread and Roses
2000 Harrison's Flowers
1999 Oxygen
1999 Summer of Sam
1999 Liberty Heights
1998 The Thin Red Line
1998 Restaurant
1997 The Undertaker's Wedding
1997 Six Ways To Sunday
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide
1996 Ten Benny
1996 Solo
1995 Bullet
1995 Nothing to Lose
1994 Jailbreakers
1994 Angels in the Outfield
1993 King of the Hill
1992 The Boy Who Cried Bitch
1989 New York Stories
1988 Home at Last
Academy Awards
2002 Best Actor (The Pianist)
French Academy of Cinema
2002 Best Actor (The Pianist)
Golden Globe
2002 Best Actor - Drama (The Pianist)
Screen Actors Guild
2002 Best Actor (The Pianist)
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