Adrien Brody won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his portrayal of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s THE PIANIST. He is to date the youngest person to have received the Oscar in that category. His performance also earned him Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics, and nominations for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards. He was also bestowed with the Cesar Award, France’s equivalent of the Oscar – the only non-French citizen to do so.
Adrien’s most recent films include MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, HIGH SCHOOL, and WRECKED.
Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he studied drama at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He first came to prominence when he played a leading role in Steven Soderbergh’s KING OF THE HILL, and for starring performances in two features for director Eric Bross: TEN BENNY and RESTAURANT. The latter earned Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
He has worked with some of the most prominent film directors in the industry: Roman Polanski (THE PIANIST), Peter Jackson (KING KONG), Ken Loach (BREAD AND ROSES), Wes Anderson (THE DARJEELING LIMITED), Barry Levinson (LIBERTY HEIGHTS), Spike Lee (SUMMER OF SAM), Terrence Malick (THE THIN RED LINE), and Woody Allen (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS).
Some other films in his filmography include: HARRISON’S FLOWERS, LOVE THE HARD WAY, THE JACKET, HOLLYWOODLAND, CADILLAC RECORDS, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, SPLICE, and PREDATORS.