Adrien Brody was born in a place called Woodhaven in
New York, on April 14, 1973, to Elliot Brody and Sylvia Plachy. His father is a Jewish painter and also a history professor, who has got retired. His mother, Sylvia Plachy is a Catholic, who is a photographer. Adrien was brought up without the influence Of Catholicism or Judaism..
He was an Amazing Adrien performing magic shows for birthday parties, during his childhood. He is a product of I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer middle school and he had his higher education from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School from one its legacy school of Music and Arts. To separate him from his companions his parents put him in acting classes. When Brody was young, he attended the Long Lake summer camp for Arts in New York upstate. Brody learnt in Stony Brooke University, before he was transferred for a semester to Queens College.
Since he had taken Arts classes when he was young, by the age of thirteen he appeared in a PBS television film and in an Off-Broadway play. He has given the Independent Spirit Award nomination (1998) for the film, Restaurant after he has acted with
Mickey Rourke and
Tupac Shakur in Bullet (1996). The Thin Red Line of Terrence Malick and Summer of Sam of
Spike Lee brought great praise to Brody. However, he got recognition only after the film, The Pianist directed by Polanski. To make the film a successful one Brody has lost many things in his life, first his car then apartment later his girlfriend including 13kg weight. It was then when he learned to play Chopin on the piano. He was the youngest person to receive the Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29. For his performance, he has also got the Cesar Award.
Brody had also appeared in many TV shows, which started in
Saturday Night Live (May 10, 2003), then The Today Show in NBC then later Puck’s in MTV. Later Brody had the different characters in different film. He depicted the character of Steven Schoichet in the film the Dummy, which was shot originally in 2000 and got released in 2003. In the film the Village, Brody acted like a mentally retarded young man named Noah Percy.Then he acted in The Jacket followed by the box office success,
King Kong later The Darjeeling were his films. The film King Kong was a great success with a collection of $550 in the box office. Adrien acted as a detective in the film, Hollywoodland. Addition to these he has also acted for ads such as for Diet Coke and
Tori Amos music video.
Brody declared that he will be playing the role of The Joker in the film The Dark Knight, but unfortunately Warner Bros and
Christopher Nolan cast Health Ledger in that role. The film got released in the year 2008. He was also expected to act as Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek, but that too went into the hands of
Zachary Quinto. The director and writer Vincenzo Natali made him act him in the film Splice, a science fiction film, in the year 2010. He got success acting in Nimrod Antal’s Predators. The next year Brody appeared in Salvador Dali, Midnight in Paris and also in
Woody Allen. In 2014 Brody acted with
Jackie Chan in the film,
Dragon Blade, which gave a gross of $54.8 million in China in the opening week.