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Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) 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. Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the son of Sylvia Plachy, a photojournalist, and Elliot Brody, a retired history professor and painter. Brody's father is of Polish Jewish descent; Brody's mother – who was raised as a Catholic – was born in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of a Catholic Hungarian aristocrat father and a Czech Jewish mother. Brody was raised "without a strong connection" to Judaism or Catholicism. As a child, he performed magic shows at children's birthday parties as "The Amazing Adrien". He attended the I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer middle school and New York's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (famous as the inspiration for television's Fame). His parents enrolled him in acting classes to distance him from the dangerous children with whom he associated. He attended summer camp at Long

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Adrien Brody -- Turkish Belly Dancers Stimulate the Pianist

Adrien Brody
Turkish Belly Dancers Stimulate the Pianist

It's great to be Adrien Brody.The star of "The Pianist"  was drowning in a sea of female flesh this weekend when he and hot girlfriend Lara Leito hit up a Turkish nightclub in Istanbul ...… READ MORE >

Adrien Brody Drops $20,000 ... On Monopoly Man

Adrien Brody
Drops $20,000 ... On Monopoly Man

There's a reason rich people buy expensive art ... they've run out of everything else to buy -- which is exactly how Adrien Brody blew $20,000 this week.Sources tell TMZ, the actor stopped by a… READ MORE >

- 394 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth
Vote!

Some of Hollywood's smoothest actors have had to sport beards from time to time. Check out these leading men and tell us if you prefer them with or without face scruff.Hair today, gone tomorrow. READ MORE >

- 1015 days ago
Adrien Brody -- Undercover Clunker

Adrien Brody
Undercover Clunker

Just last year, Adrien Brody was driving around NYC in a jet black $200,000 Ferrari ... but yesterday, the Oscar winner rolled into JFK in something a little less flashy ... a 1987 Chrysler… READ MORE >

- 1025 days ago
For Your Consideration ... Brody's Body

For Your Consideration ... Brody's Body

Looking ripped and buff, Adrien Brody adjusted himself while on a boat in Hawaii on Friday.The 36-year-old has been lifting more than just his eight pound nose Oscar. See Also Adrien Brody --… READ MORE >

- 1638 days ago
Adrien Brody -- Pianist Envy

Adrien Brody
Pianist Envy

Adrien Brody was great in "The Pianist" -- but when our photog tried telling him that outside Les Deux last night, it just sounded plain pervy. See Also Name That Butt!  READ MORE >

- 1970 days ago
Matthew McConaughey -- Shirtless Again

Matthew McConaughey -- Shirtless Again

Sucks to be the other shirtless celebrity on the beach when Matthew McConaughey is around, a lesson Adrien Brody learned the hard way today. Both Hollywood hotties were sunning themselves in Miami… READ MORE >

- 2810 days ago

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