Adrien Brody
Actor
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody is an American actor and film producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29. Brody is also the only American actor to receive the French César Award.
Biography
Adrien Brody's personal information overview.
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All aboard! Adrien Brody drives festive express in H&M Holiday 2016 ad
Yahoo News - 3 months
Monday, November 28, the Swedish ready-to-wear giant unveiled its Holiday 2016 campaign, showcasing its festive collection for this year's end-of-year celebrations. American actor Adrien Brody takes the lead role in this short film directed by Wes Anderson. H&M has pulled out all the stops for its Holiday 2016 campaign, signing up a star actor and director for the occasion.
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Alleged Child Abuser Woody Allen Gets Annoyed When You Ask Him About It
Huffington Post - 6 months
Woody Allen does not like discussing the sexual abuse allegations that have dogged him for two decades.  The director accused of sexually abusing his daughter Dylan when she was only 7 years old dismissed talk on the subject as simple gossip in a new interview with The Guardian.  “I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity. That situation had been thoroughly, thoroughly investigated up and down the line by New York social services in a 14-month investigation,” Allen said. “It had been investigated by Yale and conclusions were clear and I have no interest in that whole situation. I get harassed all the time on it. But it doesn’t affect me and I just have no interest in it.”  Journalist Catherine Shoard notes that the director ― sounding “weary, sad, flat” ― has never before used the word “harassed” in reference to the allegations. But, as Allen’s estranged son Ronan Farrow wrote in a fiery piece for The Hollywood Reporter in May, Hollywood (and th ...
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'Septembers of Shiraz' a simplistic drama set during revolution in 1979 Iran
LATimes - 8 months
It’s 1979 in Tehran as “Septembers of Shiraz” opens to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and a “Boogie Nights”-esque tracking shot into the home of a wealthy Jewish family throwing a party. It’s an ironic song title, though, for jeweler Isaac Amin (Adrien Brody), his ex-journalist wife (Salma Hayek...
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'Septembers of Shiraz' a simplistic drama set during revolution in 1979 Iran
LATimes - 8 months
It’s 1979 in Tehran as “Septembers of Shiraz” opens to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and a “Boogie Nights”-esque tracking shot into the home of a wealthy Jewish family throwing a party. It’s an ironic song title, though, for jeweler Isaac Amin (Adrien Brody), his ex-journalist wife (Salma Hayek...
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'Septembers of Shiraz' a simplistic drama set during revolution in 1979 Iran
LATimes - 8 months
It’s 1979 in Tehran as “Septembers of Shiraz” opens to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and a “Boogie Nights”-esque tracking shot into the home of a wealthy Jewish family throwing a party. It’s an ironic song title, though, for jeweler Isaac Amin (Adrien Brody), his ex-journalist wife (Salma Hayek...
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'Septembers of Shiraz' a simplistic drama set during revolution in 1979 Iran
LATimes - 8 months
It’s 1979 in Tehran as “Septembers of Shiraz” opens to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and a “Boogie Nights”-esque tracking shot into the home of a wealthy Jewish family throwing a party. It’s an ironic song title, though, for jeweler Isaac Amin (Adrien Brody), his ex-journalist wife (Salma Hayek...
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What I Wish Men Knew About That Creepy Guy At Starbucks
Huffington Post - 9 months
I was still deciding whether to order a grande or a venti tea yesterday at Starbucks when a man cut in front of me. “Can I help you?” the female barista asked him. “Oh you can help me, you have eeeeverything I need,” he told her, practically drooling. I snapped out of my internal tea debate (of course I was going to order a venti) to assess if the employee knew this man. “You are FINE,” he added, before exiting the store. She became visibly uncomfortable. Of course she didn’t know him. She and I locked eyes. I rolled mine in a show of solidarity, giving her that headshake women give each other when we witness someone receiving unwanted sexual attention from a man. A headshake, eye-roll combo that really means, "Ugh, not this again." The men behind the counter either didn’t notice the exchange, or perhaps they dismissed it as a random interruption by one creepy guy. But the barista and I knew better. It wasn't random; this incident was no outlier. Women with bodies in public spa ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adrien Brody
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 40
    In 2014, Brody collaborated again with Wes Anderson in the Academy Award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he played Dmitri.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he starred as Tiberius in the Jackie Chan film Dragon Blade, which grossed $54.8 million in its opening week in China. In 1992, Brody was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident in which he flew over a car and crashed head-first into a crosswalk. He spent months recuperating. He has broken his nose three times doing stunts; the most recent was during the filming of Summer of Sam.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 38
    On January 16, 2012, Brody made his debut as a runway model for Prada Men Fall/Winter 2012 show.
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  • 2011
    Age 37
    He appeared in Woody Allen's 2011 Academy Award-winning comedy Midnight in Paris as Salvador Dalí.
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    In 2011, Brody starred in a Stella Artois beer ad called "Crying Jean" that premiered right after half-time of the Super Bowl XLV as part of Stella's "She Is a Thing of Beauty” campaign.
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    In 2010, a hit music video using a still image of him going on adventures was released on YouTube, titled 'Brodyquest'.
    More Details Hide Details It currently has over 6 million views on YouTube.
    In 2010, Brody sued the Giallo filmmakers, alleging that they failed to pay his full salary.
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    In 2010, he starred in Splice, a science fiction film written and directed by Vincenzo Natali.
    More Details Hide Details Originally a Sundance film, Splice was adopted by Dark Castle Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. Most recently, he played the star role of Royce in Predators (a sequel to the original Predator), directed by Nimród Antal and produced by Robert Rodriguez.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    Brody and Pataky were featured at their New York home in a 35-page spread for HELLO! magazine in October 2008. The pair broke up in 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    For Pataky's 31st birthday in July 2007, Brody purchased her a 19th-century farm in Central New York state that was remodeled to look like a castle.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    Brody began dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in 2006.
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    On January 5, 2006, Brody confirmed speculation that he was interested in playing the role of The Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight.
    More Details Hide Details However, Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. decided instead to cast Heath Ledger in the role. He was also in talks with Paramount to play Spock in J. J. Abrams Star Trek XI, but it ultimately went to Zachary Quinto.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    Brody appeared on Saturday Night Live on May 10, 2003, his first TV work, controversially giving an improvised introduction while wearing faux dreadlocks for Jamaican reggae musical guest Sean Paul.
    More Details Hide Details Other TV appearances include NBC's The Today Show and on MTV's Punk'd after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher. After The Pianist Brody appeared in four very different films. In Dummy (released in 2003 but originally shot in 2000, just prior to his work in The Pianist) he portrayed Steven Schoichet, a socially awkward aspiring ventriloquist in pursuit of a love interest (his employment counsellor). He learned ventriloquism and puppetry for the role (under the tutelage of actor/ventriloquist Alan Semok) convincingly enough to perform all of the voice stunts and puppet manipulation live on set in real time, with no subsequent post dubbing. He played Noah Percy, a mentally disabled young man, in the film The Village, by M. Night Shyamalan, shell-shocked war veteran Jack Starks in The Jacket, writer Jack Driscoll in the 2005 King Kong remake, and father-to-be Peter Whitman in The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson. King Kong was both a critical and box office success; it grossed $550 million worldwide and is Brody's most successful film to date in monetary terms. Additionally, Brody played a detective in Hollywoodland. He has also appeared in Diet Coke and Schweppes commercials as well as Tori Amos' music video for "A Sorta Fairytale".
  • 1996
    Age 22
    Taking acting classes as a child, by age thirteen he appeared in an Off-Broadway play and a PBS television film. After appearing in Bullet in 1996 with Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke, Brody hovered on the brink of stardom, receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in the 1998 film Restaurant and later praise for his roles in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam and Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.
    More Details Hide Details He received widespread recognition when he was cast as the lead in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002). To prepare for the role, Brody withdrew for months, gave up his apartment and his car, broke up with his then-girlfriend, learned how to play Chopin on the piano, and lost 29 lbs (13 kg). The role won him an Academy Award for Best Actor, making him, at 29, the youngest actor ever to win the award, and to date the only winner under the age of 30. He also won a César Award for his performance.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on April 14, 1973.
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