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Adrien Brody

  • American actor
  • Born April 14, 1973

Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor and producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age twenty-nine, making him the youngest actor to win in that category. Brody is also the only male American actor to receive the César Award for Best Actor. Other successful films that Brody has starred in are The Thin Red Line (1998), The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), and Predators (2010).


It's great when people appreciate your work, but I don't know how seriously to take it. The amazing thing is that I found something so early that I can support myself doing, and that can even be extremely lucrative, but I love it either way.




You'd be surprised how difficult it is relinquish a cell phone.




My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years.




I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I'd try to reenact it.




It's interesting because you feel on the one hand, we understand people from what the say, and in another sense, you'd think that you'd be able to convey more through dialogue.




Obviously I'm not there to pick up anybody, but I'm not afraid to hang out in a predominantly gay establishment.




War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult.




I 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.




I always had an actor within me.




What 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.




It would be terribly boring to be earnest.




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.



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