Adrien Brody Biography | Who Is Adrien Brody?
Adrien Brody is an American actor and producer who gained widespread fame for starring in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002). He is the only male American actor to receive the César Award for Best Actor.
Brody appeared in the fourth series of the BBC historical drama Peaky Blinders in 2017.
Adrien Brody Age | How Old Is Adrien Brody?
Brody was born on April 14, 1973 in New York City, New York, U.S. He is 45 years old as of 2018.
Adrien Brody Nationality
Brody is an American by birth.
Adrien Brody Wife
Brody is not yet married.
Adrien Brody Family
Brody was born to Sylvia Plachy, a photographer, and Elliot Brody, a retired history professor and painter.
Adrien Brody Jewish
His father is of Polish Jewish descent while his mother was born in Budapest, Hungary and raised as a Catholic. Her father is a Catholic Hungarian aristocrat and her mother a Czech Jewish. He was however raised “without a strong connection” to Judaism or Catholicism.
Adrien Brody Girlfriend | Adrien Brody Dating
From 2003 to 2006, Brody dated Michelle Dupont, a music industry personal assistant. Michelle was his date to the 2003 Oscars.
He began dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in 2006. For Elsa’s 31st birthday in July 2007, he purchased her a 19th-century farm in Central New York state that was remodeled to look like a castle. The couple was featured at their New York home in a 35-page spread for HELLO! magazine in October 2008 and later broke up in 2009.
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He performed magic shows at children’s birthday parties as “The Amazing Adrien” as a child. He attended I.S. 227 Louis Armstrong Middle School and also New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Brody’s parents enrolled him in acting classes to distance him from the dangerous children with whom he associated. He also attended summer camp at Long Lake Camp for the Arts in the Adirondacks in upstate New York and attended Stony Brook University before transferring to Queens College for a semester.
Brody took acting classes as a child at thirteen and appeared in an Off-Broadway play and a PBC television film. He appeared in Bullet in 1996 with Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke. He then hovered on the brink of stardom, receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in the 1998 film Restaurant. He was praised for his roles in Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam and Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line.
Adrien Brody The Pianist
He then received widespread recognition when he was cast as the lead in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002). For him to prepare for the role, he withdrew for months and gave up his apartment and his car, broke up with his then-girlfriend and learned how to play Chopin on the piano. He also lost twenty-nine lbs (13 kg).
Adrien Brody Predators
Brody played the star role of Royce in Predators (a sequel to the original Predator), directed by Nimród Antal and produced by Robert Rodriguez.
Adrien Brody Midnight In Paris | Adrien Brody Dali
Brody appeared in Woody Allen’s 2011 Academy Award-winning comedy Midnight in Paris as Salvador Dalí.
Adrien Brody Detachment | Adrien Brody Teacher
Brody stars as an inner-city high-school teacher who adapts to the drifter lifestyle of substitute teaching as a means to avoid emotional connection and responsibilities. Detachment is a gritty drama from controversial director Tony Kaye.
Adrien Brody The Jacket
Brody stars as Jack Starks in the American psychological thriller/horror film The Jacket. Jack is a Gulf War veteran who miraculously recovering from an apparently fatal bullet wound to the head and returns to Vermont in 1992, suffering from periods of amnesia.
Adrien Brody Snl
He appeared on Saturday Night Live on May 10, 2003, his first TV work, controversially giving an improvised introduction, while he was wearing faux dreadlocks for Jamaican reggae musical guest Sean Paul.
Adrien Brody Oscar | Adrien Brody Awards | Adrien Brody Best Actor
- Best Actor – 2003 · The Pianist
Adrien Brody Body | Adrien Brody Nose | Adrien Brody Beard | Young Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody Height | How Tall Is Adrien Brody?
Brody stands at a height of 1.85 m.
Adrien Brody Filmography | Adrien Brody Filmy | Adrien Brody Filmografia | Adrien Brody Films
|1989||New York Stories||Mel|
|1991||The Boy Who Cried Bitch||Eddie|
|1993||King of the Hill||Lester Silverstone|
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Danny Hemmerling|
|1996||Ten Benny||Ray Diglovanni|
|1996||Solo||Dr. Bill Stewart|
|1997||The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Ben|
|1997||The Undertaker’s Wedding||Mario Bellini|
|1997||Six Ways to Sunday||Arnie Finklestein|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Cpl. Geoffrey Fife|
|1999||Summer of Sam||Richie Tringale|
|1999||Liberty Heights||Van Kurtzman|
|2000||Bread and Roses||Sam Shapiro|
|2001||Harrison’s Flowers||Kyle Morris|
|2001||Love the Hard Way||Jack Grace|
|2001||The Affair of the Necklace||Count Nicolas De La Motte|
|2002||The Pianist||Władysław Szpilman|
|2003||The Singing Detective||First Hood|
|2004||The Village||Noah Percy|
|2005||The Jacket||Jack Starks|
|2005||King Kong||Jack Driscoll|
|2007||The Tehuacan Project||Narrator|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Peter Whitman|
|2008||Manolete||Manuel “Manolete” Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez|
|2008||The Brothers Bloom||Bloom|
|2008||Cadillac Records||Leonard Chess|
|2009||Giallo||Inspector Enzo Lavia|
|2009||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Rickity|
|2010||High School||Edward “Psycho Ed” Highbaugh|
|2010||The Experiment||Travis Cacksmackberg|
|2011||Midnight in Paris||Salvador Dalí|
|2012||Back to 1942||Theodore White|
|2013||Inappropriate Comedy||Flirty Harry|
|2013||Third Person||Scott Lowry|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis|
|2014||American Heist||Frankie Kelly|
|2015||Stone Barn Castle|
|2015||Septembers of Shiraz||Isaac Amin|
|2016||Manhattan Night||Porter Wren|
|TBA||Emperor||Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|
|TBA||The French Dispatch|
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“Hooked”: Interview with Adrien Brody
Published: MAY 12, 2016
How would you describe your artwork?
“Painting, music, photography and visual art have been creative forms of expression for me for decades. I’ve drawn and painted for many years (I used to paint fish and sharks even as child), but I never had the confidence to share that passion. More recently I’ve begun to nurture this, and painting has essentially become my main creative outlet. Currently, I would describe the work I do as a more autonomous extension of my creativity, a freedom I enjoy immensely and am deeply grateful for. Sharing this passion, discussing concepts with friends and strangers, and creating a dialogue for certain social issues has been very rewarding.”
Is there an evolving connection between your first exhibition, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Handguns and your current exhibition, “Hooked” at Art New York?
“There are clearly some similar themes explored – like us being “hooked” on convenience and instant accessibility. In “HHH,” I explored how fast food culture has permeated so much of our everyday lives. I love the accessibility that my great nation affords us but it is virtually inescapable for most people in America, and many places abroad, to rely on inexpensive, yet unhealthy meals as a main source of sustenance.
I also previously explored how violence in our society is, unfortunately, as commonplace as fast food. It awaits us at every turn in some shape or form – even in our entertainment. With “Hooked” I have taken a lighter and more positive approach, incorporating more humor, yet the series delves into environmental consciousness (or lack thereof), conflicting messages in pop culture, and Asian influences from my many trips traveling through Asia and the southeast. “
I read that you conjured up the theme for “Hooked” in a dream. Tell me something you recently dreamt about in your sleep.
“I actually dream of painting almost nightly now. I remember early on in preparing for the show at Art Basel, Miami, my dear friend and mentor, Domingo Zapata, told me he was having dreams of painting. I thought it was cool and strangely powerful how immersed he was in his art. Now I can’t not dream of painting, and several ideas have come from my lucid dreams. The dream was a merging of a Jackson Pollock style of painting I was experimenting with and the vision of the fish. I saw the lightness and brightness they possess amidst the dark seas as a metaphor for our fragile spirit, our soul, as we must prevail in these relatively dark times, with such conflict and discord in the world around us. I felt a profound need to nurture that quality in myself and the people around me. I also like how the droplets in the “dropfish” create a uniqueness to each piece that further represents an individuality in all living beings – another aspect to celebrate.”
Is there a social agenda behind your artwork?
“I have been blessed to see so much in this world. From great beauty to tremendous horror and misfortune. In my work as an actor I have been given even greater insights and have been guided towards empathy and a consciousness of those who are less fortunate. More recently, I have seen a great deal of environmental destruction as I traveled through depleted rainforests and witnessed the effects of global warming, coral bleaching, illegal poaching and fishing, as well as a carelessness fed by convenience, corporate greed and apathy. These elements are explored in my artwork.”
Has your dedication to your art taken a toll on other parts of your life?
“All commitments require sacrifice and hardship. Immersion into anything takes a toll as other areas receive less of your attention and energy. Yet, when we find inspiration, I believe that something great within us is awakened and this allows room for new awareness, new friendships, and new forms of fulfillment. I have less free time now but I value it more and use it more wisely.”
“I paint every day if possible, and dream every night. This is just the beginning of the journey. I have some sculptural works that I have been eager to do and I have a talented blacksmith coming to work with me this summer. I am very excited to learn more and express more. Hopefully I will have other shows in the near future and can share these with you.”