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Adrien Brody net worth:
$10 Million

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Adrien Brody Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Now well known actor and producer Adrien Brody began his career as thirteen-year-old boy. The first time for audiences was when he appeared in an Off-Broadway play and a PBS TV film. But the first serious critical acclaim came for him after starring in the movies “Summer of Sam” and “The Thin Red Line”. Actually these two appearances made Adrien’s name as an actor, but he didn’t achieve any international recognition before 2002. He earned true notability after his first Oscar winning performance in Roman Polanski’s movie “The Panist”, which became a real success for every actor who had an opportunity to take part in the shoot.

Adrien Brody Net Worth $10 Million

After this great eclat Brody’s career rose very quickly. He could be seen in many different movies with a wide range of genres: horror movies such as “The Village” in 2004, well -known dramas (“Hollywoodland” in year 2006, “The Brothers Bloom” in 2008), some comedies, for example “The Darjeeling Limited” which appeared on screen in 2007. Moreover, Adrien established his acting talent in 2009 after spectators saw him in the movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. His success was even more established later after 2011’s “Midnight in Paris”, where he played Salvador Dali, received 4 nominations, one of them a nomination from Best Ensemble Cast from Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award.

Today the famous American film producer, actor and voice actor has a net worth of $10 million. During his acting career Adrian has experienced not only success, but also some critical failures. Despite that, his most commercially successful film wasn’t “The Pianist” as everyone might think. A huge investment in Brody’s capital was made by starring in Peter Jackson‘s remake of “King Kong”. But the famous actor doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. He is already set to star in the 2014 release of the movie called “American Heist”, and it looks like audiences can expect some more amazing performances by Adrien Brody, and Adrien himself can surely expect his net worth to rise.

However, we can assume Adrien isn’t as scrupulous with his money as he could be. As already mentioned, Brody has a net worth of $10 million. That number appears large, but not after we take a look at the actor’s salary. For just the movie “King Kong”, famous actor received $10 million. But then he earned $2,750,000 for “The Village” and $1,500,000 for “Giallo”. So what happened to his earnings? Maybe the reason for his relatively small current net worth is “Giallo” – in 2010 the filmmakers failed to pay Adrien’s full salary, so he sued them.

As for the actor’s personal life, nowadays Adrien Brody seems to be single. In 2006 he began dating Spanish actress Elsa Patak, but the pair broke up after 3 years, in 2009. Today Adrien lives in USA and works not only as an actor, but also as co-writer in movies such as “InAPPropriate Comedy” . He is also set to reunite with film director Wes Anderson  in 2014 for the upcoming film “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Natural Born Killers1994Cameraman (uncredited)
Angels in the Outfield1994Danny Hemmerling
King of the Hill1993Lester
The Boy Who Cried Bitch1991Eddie
New York Stories1989Mel (segment "Life without Zoe")
Home at Last1988TV MovieBilly
Annie McGuire1988TV SeriesLenny McGuire
Unchained2017/IIpre-production
Emperor2016post-productionCharles V - The Emperor
Manhattan Night2016/IIPorter Wren
Dice2016TV SeriesAdrien Brody
Septembers of Shiraz2015Isaac
Boredom2015ShortDanny
The Library Book2015ShortDesmond
The Mascot2015ShortAdam
Backtrack2015/IPeter Bower
Tian jiang xiong shi2015Tiberius
American Heist2014Frankie Kelly
Houdini2014TV Mini-SeriesHarry Houdini
The Grand Budapest Hotel2014Dmitri
Third Person2013Scott
InAPPropriate Comedy2013Flirty Harry
Yi jiu si er2012Theodore Harold White
Midnight in Paris2011Salvador Dalí
Detachment2011Henry Barthes
Wrecked2010Man
The Experiment2010Travis
Predators2010Royce
High School2010Psycho Ed
Fantastic Mr. Fox2009Field Mouse (voice)
Splice2009Clive Nicoli
Giallo2009Inspector Enzo Avolfi / Giallo (as Byron Deidra)
Cadillac Records2008Leonard Chess
The Brothers Bloom2008Bloom
A Matador's Mistress2008Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete"
The Darjeeling Limited2007Peter
Hollywoodland2006Louis Simo
King Kong2005Jack Driscoll
King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie2005Video GameJack Driscoll (voice)
The Jacket2005Jack Starks
The Village2004Noah Percy
The Singing Detective2003First Hood
The Pianist2002Wladyslaw Szpilman
Dummy2002Steven
The Affair of the Necklace2001Count Nicolas De La Motte
Love the Hard Way2001Jack Grace
Harrison's Flowers2000Kyle Morris
Bread and Roses2000Sam Shapiro
Liberty Heights1999Van Kurtzman
Oxygen1999Harry
Summer of Sam1999Richie
The Thin Red Line1998Cpl. Fife
Restaurant1998Chris Calloway
Six Ways to Sunday1997Arnie Finklestein
The Undertaker's Wedding1997Mario Bellini
The Last Time I Committed Suicide1997Ben
Bullet1996Ruby Stein
Solo1996Dr. Bill Stewart, Solo's Designer
Bullet Hearts1996TV MovieChuckie Bragg
Ten Benny1995Ray Diglovanni
Rebel Highway1994TV SeriesSkinny

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Banking on Mr. Toad2016producer pre-production
Manhattan Night2016/IIproducer
Septembers of Shiraz2015executive producer
Stone Barn Castle2015Documentary producer
Detachment2011executive producer
Wrecked2010executive producer
Giallo2009producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stone Barn Castle2015Documentary
Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works: A Portrait of Sylvia Plachy2008Documentary short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dummy2002performer: "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes" - uncredited
Summer of Sam1999performer: "Hello from the Gutters" 1999

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stone Barn Castle2015Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
InAPPropriate Comedy2013additional dialogue written by

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywoodland2006additional cinematographer: super 8mm

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentary special thanks
Máncora2008thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Breakthrough2015TV Series documentaryNarrator
That's My Entertainment San Diego Film Festival 20152015TV MovieHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Presenter:Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
El Greco, an Artist's Odyssey2015Video documentary voice
Stone Barn Castle2015DocumentaryHimself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Ensemble in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' / Nominee
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2014TV SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2014TV MovieHimself
Driven to Extremes2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 6th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2012TV MovieHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
La vie est dure. Non! C'est le travail qui est dur2011ShortHimself
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentaryHimself
A Director's Playground: Vincenzo Natali on the Set of Splice2010Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2010TV MovieHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
Festivals SUNcovered2010TV SeriesHimself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2009TV MovieHimself
Playing Chess: The Making of Cadillac Records2009Video documentary shortHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Second Abu Dhabi Film Festival Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Charity Poker Festival2008TV MovieHimself - Poker Player #5
Shootout2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
Seitenblicke2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Reel Comedy2007TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino2007TV MovieHimself
The Tehuacan Project2007ShortHimself - Narrator (voice)
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHimself
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHimself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2006TV Series shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong'2006Video documentaryHimself
The Eighth Blunder of the World2006Video shortHimself / Jack Driscoll
MTV Europe Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MovieReal: Hollywoodland2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The View2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Gumball 3000: Drivin' Me Crazy2006VideoHimself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Film '722005TV SeriesHimself
Sci Fi Inside: 'King Kong'2005Himself
It's All Gone King Kong2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries2005Video documentaryHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
79th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
Wish You Were Here: A Look Inside 'King Kong'2005TV MovieHimself
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHimself
The Jacket: Project History and Deleted Scenes2005Video documentary shortHimself
Gumball 3000: 6 Days in May2005Video documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Deconstructing 'The Village'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Village': A Movie Special2004TV ShortHimself
The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep2004TV SpecialHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
A Story of Survival: Behind the Scenes of 'The Pianist'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live2003TV SeriesHimself - Host
A Sorta Fairytale2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Making of 'The Pianist'2003TV Short documentaryHimself
Hyper show2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Making of Harrison's Flowers2001Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - Stella Artois Commercial
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself / Wladyslaw Szpilman
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (uncredited)
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fade to Red2006VideoTori's lover
The 16th Annual Gotham Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentary
Split Screen1999TV SeriesHarry

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015Huading AwardHuading AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureTian jiang xiong shi (2015)
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Pianist (2002)
2003CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Actor (Meilleur acteur)The Pianist (2002)
2003NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2002BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2002Best ActorValenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure FilmsLove the Hard Way (2001)
1999Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Motion Picture EnsembleThe Thin Red Line (1998)· Jim Caviezel
· Sean Penn
· Nick Nolte
· Elias Koteas
· Ben Chaplin
· Dash Mihok
· John Cusack
· John C. Reilly
· Woody Harrelson
· Miranda Otto
· Jared Leto
· George Clooney
· John Travolta
· Nick Stahl
· John Savage
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Kirk Acevedo
· Thomas Jane
· Penelope Allen

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding NarratorBreakthrough (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieHoudini (2014)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· Tilda Swinton
· F. Murray Abraham
· Harvey Keitel
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorHoudini (2014)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesHoudini (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Ralph Fiennes
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesHoudini (2014)
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Willem Dafoe
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2013CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Actor - International CompetitionDetachment (2011)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastMidnight in Paris (2011)· Nina Arianda
· Kathy Bates
· Marion Cotillard
· Kurt Fuller
· Tom Hiddleston
· Mimi Kennedy
· Rachel McAdams
· Alison Pill
· Michael Sheen
· Corey Stoll
· Owen Wilson
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMidnight in Paris (2011)· Kathy Bates
· Carla Bruni
· Marion Cotillard
· Rachel McAdams
· Michael Sheen
· Owen Wilson
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingMidnight in Paris (2011)· Owen Wilson
· Rachel McAdams
· Kurt Fuller
· Mimi Kennedy
· Michael Sheen
· Nina Arianda
· Carla Bruni
· Yves Heck
· Alison Pill
· Corey Stoll
· Tom Hiddleston
· Sonia Rolland
· Kathy Bates
· Marion Cotillard
· Léa Seydoux
2010IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actor of the DecadeThe Pianist (2002)
2005IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)The Village (2004)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Pianist (2002)
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Pianist (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)The Pianist (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2003EaglePolish Film AwardsBest Actor (Najlepsza Glówna Rola Meska)The Pianist (2002)
2003Golden AriesRussian Guild of Film CriticsBest Foreign ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Pianist (2002)
2002Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadRestaurant (1998)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Pianist (2002)
2002UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor of the DecadeThe Pianist (2002)
2003DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Pianist (2002)

TitleSalary
Giallo (2009)$1,500,000
King Kong (2005)$10,000,000
The Village (2004)$2,750,000

#Fact
1His maternal great-great-grandfather was noted Hungarian painter Ábrányi Lajos.
2As of 2015, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Thin Red Line (1998), The Pianist (2002), Midnight in Paris (2011) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
3Appears in the music video of the song "A Sorta Fairytale" by Tori Amos.
4He and Marion Cotillard are the only actors to win both a César and an Oscar for the same performance. Brody won both awards in 2003 for The Pianist (2002) and Cotillard won in 2008 for La Vie en Rose (2007).
5He, Marisa Tomei, Russell Crowe and Marcia Gay Harden are the only actors to win an Oscar without being awarded for the same performance in none of its predecessor awards (Golden Globe, Critics Choice Awards, SAG and BAFTA). Marisa Tomei and Marcia Gay Harden were not even nominated for those awards for their performances in My Cousin Vinny (1992) and Pollock (2000), and Crowe's only award for Gladiator (2000) before the Oscar was the Critics Choice award.
6Attended the 64th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on September 3rd. [September 2007]
7Attended the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 9th. [September 2008]
8Attended the BOSS Orange Fashion Party: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in Berlin, Germany on July 2nd. [July 2009]
9Attended the 2009 Moscow Film Festival in Moscow, Russia on June 19th. [June 2009]
10Haikou, China: Attended the World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament. [October 2012]
11Attended the CatHouse grand opening at the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 29th. [December 2007]
12Attended the 2006 MTV European Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 2nd. [November 2006]
13Attended the Hugo Boss: Paris Fashion Week Menswear in Paris, France on June 25th. [June 2009]
14Attended the Elle Magazine 20th Anniversary Party in Valenica, Spain on October 20th. [October 2006]
15Attended the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 19th. [May 2008]
16He attended a charity auction in November 2011 for Artists for Peace & Justice, which was offering "Tea with Gerard Butler" as a bidding item; it was a chance to meet and chat with Butler. Brody's $15,000 bid was the winner. On a whim, Brody offered to host "Champagne with Adrien Brody" as a last-minute addition to the auction, if it could take place later that day; he had a bottle available. Brody's offer was accepted, and it earned an additional $17,000 for the charity.
17Put on 25 pounds of muscle for the role of Royce in Predators (2010).
18Fought hard to convince producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal that he was a good choice for the lead role of "Royce" in Predators (2010).
19Was engaged to Elsa Pataky, having been in a relationship with her since June 2006 after meeting on the set of A Matador's Mistress (2008) (April 2008-May 2009).
20Attended CUNY Queens College in the Flushing section of Queens, New York.
21He signed on to make Bread and Roses (2000) without a script because he trusted the director Ken Loach. Prior to filming, he also went undercover to research life as a union member in Los Angeles, California. He went to conventions and sat in on strike talks. A couple of the members recognized him, but Brody persuaded them not to blow his cover.
22Was friends with the late Tupac Shakur, with whom he starred in the little-known film Bullet (1996).
23Grew up in the Woodhaven section of Queens in New York.
24Close friends with Asia Argento.
25He was furious when his nose was broken during the final fight in Summer of Sam (1999). When he had it fixed, he didn't change it: his nose is one of his most distinctive features and sets him apart from other actors.
26Did sessions in an isolation tank, performed prison exercises, and went on a protein diet for his role in The Jacket (2005).
27Has been compared to Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for his unconventional acting skills and unique looks.
28Is one of only two American actors to win a César, the French equivalent to the Oscar. The other one is Kristen Stewart.
29Admits a shot of his parents in a passionate, back-bending embrace inspired his famous kiss with Halle Berry at the Oscars in 2003.
30Shares a birthday with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
31To prepare for his title role in The Pianist (2002), he learned to play Frédéric Chopin pieces on the piano and shed 30 pounds off his already-thin frame. He cut himself off from his real life by giving up his car and apartment because he felt responsible to those Polish Jews who had suffered greatly and wanted to connect, to some small degree, with their hurt and despair.
32In 1992, he was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident in which he flew over a car and crashed feet-first into a crosswalk. He spent months recuperating.
33Took acting classes as a youth; by age 13 he had done an off-Broadway play and a PBS-TV movie.
34Adrien's father, Elliot Brody, is a retired history teacher; Elliot is of Polish Jewish descent, and lost family members in the Holocaust. Adrien's mother, Sylvia Plachy, the renowned Hungarian-born photographer, fled Communist Hungary as a child during the 1956 revolution against the Soviets. Adrien's maternal grandfather was from an aristocratic Hungarian background, while Adrien's maternal grandmother was of Czech Jewish descent (her own parents, Adrien's great-grandparents, were killed in the Holocaust). Adrien's mother was not aware of her own mother's Jewish background until later in life.
35Ranked #21 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
36Is a big hip-hop fan and plans on becoming a producer. He is being mentored by The RZA.
37Was dressed by Zegna for the Academy Awards.
38Was considered for a role in Pearl Harbor (2001).
39Once owned and drove a Hummer H2.
40In 2004, Esquire Magazine named him the Best Dressed Man in America.
41Performed magic shows at children's birthdays as a child as the Amazing Adrien.
42Has great appreciation for hip-hop music. Like the Beatnuts, one of his favorite groups, Brody is also from Queens.
43In 2003, at the age of 29, he replaced Richard Dreyfuss as the youngest actor ever to win the Best Actor Academy Award, for his role in The Pianist (2002).
44Is the only actor to win a Best Actor Oscar when nominated alongside four previous Oscar winners.

#Quote
1[on fame] It's made the world a much smaller place. I was lost, hiking in New Zealand and these two girls literally picked me up and drove me home. There was nothing weird, there was no agenda, nobody asked for anybody's number, not even a photograph, but they recognised me and they felt safe to put me in their car - a complete stranger from New York, a grown man. The reason that resonated with me is that here, on the opposite side of the world, complete strangers kind of took me in.
2[on Detachment (2011)] That's a movie that we all made for the right reasons and no one saw. That is upsetting. It was a wonderful role, and in playing that character it made me think a lot about our children's future and how frightening it is, and what they're up against.
3[in 2010, on doing a film for the paycheck] Everybody has a price, I'm sure. Often times the jobs you'll be well-compensated for are that way for a reason. The roles that speak to you usually don't have resounding success, or even compensate you fairly. There is a balance you try to strike. Really, if I wasn't an actor, I don't know what the alternative would be. I'm glad I don't have to face that.
4[on his first role in Home at Last (1988), when he was 14] I was in high school and I went off to Nebraska by myself and I loved it. I was playing an orphan from the 1800s and I went wild. I hung out with the wranglers' sons and was riding horses and chewing tobacco and having amazing experiences. I remember when it was over, the director kiddingly said that they were going to turn it into a series. I was ready, I didn't want the experience to end.
5[in 2010, on adding muscle for Predators (2010)] Putting on weight obviously is more enjoyable, though I was trying to put on lean muscle. So they're both very strict diets. But one diet builds confidence and the other strips it away. The diets are similar, but with volumes more food when you're building muscle. I have a fast metabolism so I had to gain mass and then shred it. I started with heavy weights to put on size; then I did higher repetitions with smaller weights to give the muscles definition. No carbs and I did a workout with more cardio.
6[i 2010, on losing or gaining weight for a role] It's exciting when you physically change, when you change your body chemistry and you feel a transformation, it helps you feel a connection to the character. You feel different from yourself. It's another level of involvement.
7[in 2010] The reality is that, for me, acting is somewhat of a painful process. A beautiful process, but a painful one. The more I have to do battle to find truth, the more painful it is if I don't, because film is permanent. So it's important the work I choose is something I can have that confidence in. Otherwise, a movie becomes a permanent reminder of a mistake you made.
8[In 2010, on acting] An actor has a responsibility [to be] connected and present and able to be very malleable and exist in a space that isn't his or her own on set, and when they're working. I'm not able to fully engage with you when I'm working on a set. I couldn't do an interview justice because it's impossible for me to separate from myself, and then to engage as myself, and then go back to [that character]. So then my producer who needs that interview might say, "Oh, he's being pretentious." But it's detrimental to my process of being truthful [to the character], nothing more. Sometimes I am very gregarious and outgoing, and sometimes I'm not. I'm relatively introverted, and I'll stay by myself; but they'll misinterpret what that is.
9[In 2010, on acting] I was always an actor - not in a way that people might presume actors to be, 'cause I believe there's a presumption that they like attention all the time, and that they're very outgoing. Acting is perhaps misunderstood. I'm a relatively shy person. I often liken it to my mother's approach as an artist, because she's a photographer and she sees so much in a situation that very few people might see. She'll see so much happening beneath the surface with an imagery that says something else. And I have a fascination with a similar kind of thing where I see details in people's mannerisms, or beneath something that's said to someone else. All these things that lay beneath the surface and things that are really special and that make us all so unique. Growing up in New York, I encountered so many different kinds of people everywhere. I went to the School of Performing Arts, but I feel like my real acting training came from going to and from school on four different trains each way, because of how many human beings I've encountered, between homeless people and immigrant workers and shark businessmen and every kind of human being - every kind of human being every other step. My natural fascination was that I gravitated toward their mannerisms - not to use as an actor, just because I'm curious, I guess. And rather than capture the image with photography, I feel like I capture it somehow and remember details very specifically, and I retain things very easily and evoke them later.
10[In 2010, on his career] I work when I want to work. I don't feel the pressure that I used to feel as an actor that I may not have an opportunity to work, that I will not find gainful employment with something that inspires me, that I might have to take work just for the sake of working. I feel honestly so fortunate to have that.
11[In 2010, regarding fame after The Pianist (2002)] Even though I've had plenty of ups and downs, I didn't have the maturity and the sense of self-awareness to have gotten me through it as positively as I did if I had been in my early twenties. A five-year difference would have had a big impact. Because you have a tremendous amount of attention: All the girls think you're beautiful all of a sudden, and people wanna be your friends - and they genuinely wanna be your friend. I don't feel that it's insincere. You now emanate some sort of light that you didn't have before, and it's created, but it's too much. Even tons of positive energy on one person is still energy, and that does something. There're repercussions for that kind of energy. It's a lot of forces coming right at you, and that's tumultuous for any young person.
12What guides me is to do work that's more avant-garde - things that I think are special. You can easily become a celebrity and get caught up in all that blur. I just want to work and surprise myself.
13[on motorcycling in India] I almost died. I jammed on the brakes, skidded and nearly slammed into it. I was laughing, thinking, "This is the way I'll be remembered: rear-ending a cow".
14[Upon being described as "a young Al Pacino"] I'm a young Adrien Brody, thanks.
15You get a little fame as an actor and suddenly people ask your opinion on world politics and why we're in Iraq. Why is my opinion any more valid than anyone else's? My opinion doesn't count more just because I'm famous now.
16I grew up without a lot of money and my parents grew up with far less money. And that's kept me in line. Really in line.
17I would have loved to make a lot of money as an actor. I would have loved to not live in a shitty little apartment for most of the time I've been in Los Angeles. I would have loved to have nice things and bought new cars, but it's painful for me to do a bad role. Personally painful. You feel like you're lying to everybody. It's just not worth it.
18I don't think anyone saw me as the heroic leading man before I won an Oscar. I'm not sure anyone does now, outside of Peter Jackson.
19Everything is harder than you would imagine, including success. You might think it's lovely to be famous, but if your process is to constantly observe people and human behavior and yet everyone is observing you all the time, how do you do what you do? I never saw that coming as an obstacle.
20I suppose that means I'm not easy to define. But that's good, isn't it? In this town they love to define you to death.
21[on his role in The Thin Red Line (1998) being cut down from lead character to bit part] It kind of felt like a soldier coming home after giving his soul and then not being appreciated. At 24, it sucked; it was embarrassing because I would assume if an actor was cut out of a movie of that nature with a director of that caliber it must be as a result of a flaw in the actor's work. Not as a result of a director changing his vision. But you pick yourself up. The advantage of being a bigger name is it costs them too much money to cut you out of a movie.
22[on being enrolled into acting classes by his parents when he was a teen] I liked it instantly. Aside from being one of only three boys in a class of 20 girls - the odds were fantastic - I felt I was good at it, it was creative. I had been encouraged by my parents to be outspoken and free, so I was pretty much disinhibited. It was a good outlet for me.
23[on growing up in Queens, New York] I hung out with troublemakers. I was a sensitive teenage boy, who luckily had kind parents, but I lived in a not-so-kind neighborhood. In order to deal with it, I toughened up and became more of a hoodier kid. It was never malicious, that's not in my nature, but I was much harder than I am today. Had I not had parents I could talk to, it would have got out of hand.
24They compare me to Al Pacino -- I admire and appreciate the comparison. But, really, I'd rather be thought of as "the first Adrien Brody," than "the new Al Pacino".
25[on playing hero Jack Driscoll in Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005)] I've always wanted to do something like King Kong. It's a phenomenal role that any actor would kill for. I've been looking for this kind of iconic leading man guy for years, but they are hard to find.
26I've never taken a role for money. I felt it would be wrong - not necessarily a career decision - just wrong.
27I'm not the kind of person to deliberately behave differently for the sake of behaving differently, but there are certain things that you have to kind of be true to and sacrifice your own freedom at that time to do.
28[on being strapped in a straitjacket and thrown in a body drawer for The Jacket (2005)] Those situations are very challenging, emotionally and psychologically, to find yourself in a confined space like that. I thought it would be interesting. It was very painful and I kind of encouraged that pain. I spent time in an isolation tank -- lots of time -- and I would let them leave me in the jacket and leave me in the drawer for a while.
29[on winning the Academy Award for Best Actor] It's interesting, winning an Academy Award as a young man . . . life-changing, but I'm just me within that. It's been very helpful for my career, but I'm trying to stay on the path I was on before.
30[on Roman Polanski] He wasn't easy on me, ever. He wasn't particularly kind to me, but he wasn't -- he was never disrespectful regarding the work. I grew. I'm stronger, I'm tougher from Roman. I'm tougher. I'm not harder, I'm just tougher.
31[on proclaiming himself a magician at age five] I was an amazing Adrien. I may still be at times. In retrospect, I see that was my first performance. And you know a lot about magic is not just the trick, it's the pattern. It's the delivery. It's the presentation. And this is why you're going to be amazed.
32[on working with Roman Polanski on The Pianist (2002)] We were shooting a scene and he's like, "Adrien, I need you to climb up the building. And I want you to go up to the roof and I want you to climb out the window. And I want you to hang and they're going to shoot at you. And I want you to slide off the building and hold on to the gutter and then you're going to fall". And I said, "Has anyone tried this before?" And he said, "Hollywood actors! Come on, I show you, I show you." And he runs up the building, sixty-eight years old, climbs out the window and hangs from the window, slides down the roof of the building, hangs from the gutter, jumps down to the ground, brushes himself off and he said, "There, somebody did it. Now do it".
33[on giving up material possessions and shedding 30 pounds for The Pianist (2002)] There's no comparison to what Wladyslaw Szpilman went through and the suffering that people during the Holocaust, or nations afflicted with famine are going through, but it gave me a much greater understanding of that. And you can't act that. I take the work very seriously.
34My dad told me, "It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success", and it took me seventeen and a half years.
35[on his role as Jack in Love the Hard Way (2001)] I identified a lot with that character, I was exorcising the demons that I'd has as a hoody kid in Queens, where you hold your own or wither. So my character out-hustled the hustle.
36[on working on Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005)] I'm running around in front of a green screen screaming, "Where's the monkey? Where's the monkey?"
37I think to be a well-rounded person, you have to experience good and bad, wonderful moments and pain. You need to meet people who have no exposure to kindness, who lack any opportunity and have no way out--like the homeless, the mentally ill--and you've got to learn empathy for them.
38I was a wild, mischievous kid and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I'd try to reenact it. I always had an actor within me.
39[on his role as the village idiot in The Village (2004)] It just felt like it was the unconventional choice. It was the kind of role that I would have taken prior to the Academy Awards. A lot of actors tend to wait for the perfect role. And that perfect role may never come. I don't want to start changing the way that I view things and become precious.
40[Referring to his portrayal of Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, in The Pianist (2002)] It made me have a much greater understanding of loss, of loneliness, and the level of intense tragedy that so many people have experienced in this world, I take a lot less for granted. It's really valuable to gain that, especially at a young age.

#Trademark
1Frequently plays characters with mental illnesses
2Often plays intellectuals or artistic types
3Intense physical and mental commitment to his roles
4Calming voice
5Elongated nose

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