49 years old (Born on April 14, 1973)
Actor; He is famous from 'The Pianist'.Graduated from CUNY Queens College in Flushing, New York. Has a chihuahua called Ceelo. Attended CUNY Queens College in the Flushing section of Queens, New York. Engaged to actress Elsa Pataky since 2006. Taking acting classes as a youth, by age 13 he had done an off-Broadway play and a PBS-TV-movie.
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Fun Facts About Adrien Brody
Ranked #21 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.
Owned and drove a Hummer, which is famous in Hollywood for being Arnold Schwarzenegger's favorite vehicle. This ecologically-unfriendly vehicle gets under ten miles per gallon and was originally designed for warfare.
Was dressed by Zegna for the Academy Awards.
Is a big hip-hop fan and plans on becoming a producer. He is being mentored by RZA.
He 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. 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.
Shares a birthday with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In 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.
Admits a shot of his parents in a passionate, back-bending embrace inspired his famous kiss with Halle Berry at the Oscars in 2003.
Performed magic shows at children`s birthdays as a child as the Amazing Adrien.
Grew up in the Woodhaven section of Queens in New York.
Born in NYC
He 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.
His mother is the Hungarian-born photojournalist Sylvia Plachy.
Was very good friends with the late Tupac Shakur, with whom he starred in the little-known film Bullet (1996).
Grew up in Woodhaven, Queens in New York.
Was very good friends with the late Tupac Shakur, with whom he starred in the little known film Bullet (1996).
Is the only actor to win a Best Actor Oscar when nominated alongside four previous Oscar winners.
Close friends with Asia Argento and Benicio Del Toro.
Was considered for a role in Pearl Harbor (2001).
Did sessions in an isolation tank, performed prison exercises, and went on a protein diet for his role in The Jacket (2005).
He 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.
In 2004, Esquire Magazine named him the Best Dressed Man in America.
Has great appreciation for hip-hop. Like Beatnuts, one of his favorite groups, Brody is also from Queens.
Taking acting classes as a youth, by age 13 he had done an off-Broadway play and a PBS-TV movie.
In 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).
Has great appreciation for hip-hop music. Like the Beatnuts, one of his favorite groups. Brody is also from Queens.
Has been compared to Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for his unconventional acting skills and unique looks.
Performed magic shows at children's birthdays as a child, as 'The Amazing Adrien'.
Is the only American actor to win a Cu00e9sar, the French equivalent to the Oscar.
Owned and drove a Hummer, which is famous in Hollywood for being Arnold Schwarzenegger`s favorite vehicle. This ecologically unfriendly vehicle gets under ten miles per gallon and was originally designed for warfare.
His father, Elliot Brody, is a retired history teacher of Polish-Jewish descent who lost family members in the Holocaust. His mother Sylvia Plachy, the renown photographer, fled Communist Hungary as a child during the 1956 revolution against Russia.
To prepare for his title role in The Pianist (2002), he learned to play Chopin 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.