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Adrien Brody

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Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera. Adrien attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York. Despite a strong performance in The Thin Red Line (1998), time constraints forced the director to edit out much of Adrien's part. In spite of his later work with Spike Lee and Barry Levinson, he never became the star many expected he would become until Roman Polanski called on him to play a celebrated Jewish pianist in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. He pulled off a brilliant performance in The Pianist (2002), drawing on the heritage and rare dialect of his Polish-born grandmother, as well as his father, who lost family members during the Holocaust, and his mother, who fled Communist Hungary as a child during the 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union.  See full bio on IMDb »

Adrien Brody Says Trump Targeting the Arts is a Shame (VIDEO)

Adrien Brody
Trump Targeting the Arts is a Shame

Adrien Brody is sick over President Trump's proposal to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. We got the actor at LAX Thursday, where he broke his usual silence by telling… READ MORE >

Adrien Brody -- I May Be 160 Lbs, But I'll Defend My Girlfriend's Honor (VIDEO)

Adrien Brody
I May Be 160 Lbs But I'll Defend My GF's Honor

Adrien Brody might not seem like a tough guy, but he was quick to get in the face of a couple of guys he thought were disrespectful to his girlfriend.  The Oscar winner and his girl were at… READ MORE >

- 1466 days ago
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 >

- 2024 days ago
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 >

- 2196 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth

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 >

- 2817 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 >

- 2828 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 >

- 3440 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 >

- 3773 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 >

- 4613 days ago
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