Adrien Brody


Adrien Nicholas Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor and producer. He made his film debut in the Francis Ford Coppola segment of the anthology film New York Stories (1989), with Heather McComb, Talia Shire, Giancarlo Giannini, Don Novello, Chris Elliott, Carmine Coppola, and Carole Bouquet. Early films of the 1990s include The Boy Who Cried (1991), with Harley Cross, Karen Young, Jason Biggs, and Jesse Bradford; Steven Soderbergh‘s King of the Hill (1993), with Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth McGovern, and Bradford; and Angels in the Outfield (1994), with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Brenda Fricker, Ben Johnson, Jay O. Sanders, Christopher Lloyd, Matthew McConaughey, and Neal McDonough.

Films in the mid to late 1990s include Julien Temple’s Bullet (1996), with Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur, Donnie Wahlberg, Ted Levine, John Enos III, Peter Dinklage, and Michael K. Williams; Solo (1996), with Mario Van Peebles, William Sadler, Barry Corbin, and Demián Bichir; The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), with Thomas Jane Keanu Reeves, John Doe,
Claire Forlani, Jim Haynie, Marg Helgenberger, Lucinda Jenney, and Gretchen Mol; The Undertaker’s Wedding (1997), with Jeff Woncott, Kari Wihrer, and Burt Young; Six Ways to Sunday (1997), with Deborah Harry, Norman Reedus, Elina Löwensohn, Jerry Adler, Peter Appel, and Isaac Hayes; Restaurant (1998), with Elise Neal, David Moscow, and Simon Baker; Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line (1998), with Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Jared Leto, John C. Reilly, and John Travolta; Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam (1999), with John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Anthony LaPaglia, Bebe Neuwirth, Patti LuPone, Mike Starr, and Ben Gazzara; Richard Shepard’s Oxygen (1999), with Maura Tierney, Terry Kinney, and Dylan Baker; and Barry Levinson’s Liberty Heights (1999), with Ben Foster, Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, David Krumholtz, and Orlando Jones.

He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring as Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002), with Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, and Jessica Kate Meyer; for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, becoming the youngest actor to win in that category. He is the second male American actor (after Christopher Lambert) to receive the César Award for Best Actor.

Other films in the 2000s include Ken Loach’s Bread and Roses (2000), with Pilar Padilla and Elpidia Carrillo; Elie Chouraqui (2000), with Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Marie Trintignant, Gerard Butler, and David Strathairn; Love the Hard Way (2001), with Charlotte Ayanna, John Seda, and Pam Grier; Charles Shyer’s The Affair of the Necklace (2001), with Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Joely Richardson, and Christopher Walken; Dummy (2003), with Milla Jovovich, Vera Farmiga, Jessica Walter, Ron Leibman, and Jared Harris; Keith Gordon’s The Singing Detective (2003), with Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam, and Carla Gugino; M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village (2004), with Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, and Gleeson; The Jacket (2005), withKeira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, and Daniel Craig; and Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005), with Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell, and Andy Serkis.

Films in the mid to late 2000s include Hollywodland (2006), with Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, and Bob Hoskins; Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited (2007), with Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Anjelica Huston; Menno Meyjes’s Manolete (2008), with Penélope Cruz, Santiago Segura, Ann Mitchell, and Juan Echanove; Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom (2008), with Rachel Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, and Robbie Coltrane; Darnell Martin’s Cadillac Records (2008), with Cedric the Entertainer, Mos Def, Columbus Short, Jeffrey Wright, Eamonn Walker, and Beyoncé Knowles; Dario Argento’s Giallo (2009), with Emmanuelle Seigner and Elsa Pataky; Splice (2009), with Sarah Polley and Delphine Chanéac; and a voice role in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), with George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Wilson.

Films in the 2010s include High School (2010), with Sean Marquette, Matt Bush, Hanks, Adhir Kalyan, Mykelti Williamson, and Michael Chiklis; Predators (2010), with Alice Braga, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Oleg Takatrov, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, and Mahershala Ali; The Experiment (2010), with Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins, Jr., Fisher Stevens, and Maggie Grace; Wrecked (2011), with Caroline Dhavernas and Ryan Robbins; Detachment (2011), with Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Betty Kaye, Sami Gayle, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, and James Caan; Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011), with Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, and Wilson; Feng Xiaogang’s Back to 1942 (2012), with Zhang Guoli, Chen Daoming, Li Xuejian, Zhang Hanyu, Fan Wei, Feng Yuanzheng, Xu Fan, and Tim Robbins; Third Person (2013), with Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Moran Atias, Kim Basinger, and Maria Bello; and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), with with Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, Mathieu Amalric, Dafoe, Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, and Wilson.

Films in the mid to late 2010s include American Heist (2015), with Hayden Christensen, Jordana Brewster, and Akon; Daniel Lee’s Dragon Blade (2015), with Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Lin Peng, Mika Wang, and Choi Siwon; Backtrack (2015), with Bruce Spence, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Malcolm Kennard, and Jenni Baird; September of Shiraz (2016), with Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Anthony Azizi, Bashar Rahal, and Alon Aboutboul; Manhattan Night (2016), with Yvonne Strahovski, Jennifer Beals, Campbell Scott, Linda Lavin, and Steven Berkoff; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (2017), with John Malkovich, Antonio Banderas, Rory Culkin, Alexandra Dinu, and Ori Pfeffer; and Air Strike (2018), with Liu Ye, Bruce Willis, Song Seung-heon, William Chan, Nicholas Tse, Tenma Shibuya, Simon Yam, Fan Bingbing.

Films in the early 2020s include Clean (2021), with Glenn Fleshler; The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (2021), with Benicio del Toro, Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Amalric, Stephen Park, Murray, Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Norton, Dafoe, Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Revolori, and Huston; See How They Run (2022), with Sam Rockwell, Ronan, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, and David Oyelowo; Andrew Dominik’s Blonde (2022), with Ana de Armas; Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, and Julianne Nicholson;

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Home at Last (1988) – directed by David Devries – TV movie
  • New York Stories (1989) – directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, & Woody Allen – anthology
  • The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991) – directed by Juan Jose Campanella
  • King of the Hill (1993) – directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • Angels in the Outfield (1994) – directed by William Dear
  • Jailbreakers (1994) – directed by William Friedkin – TV movie
  • Ten Benny (1995) – directed by Eric Bross
  • Bullet (1996) – directed by Julien Temple
  • Solo (1996) – directed by Norberto Barba
  • The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997) – directed by Stephen T. Kay
  • The Undertaker’s Wedding (1997) – directed by John Bradshaw
  • Six Ways to Sunday (1997) – directed by Adam Bernstein
  • Restaurant (1998) – directed by Eric Bross
  • The Thin Red Line (1998) – directed by Terrence Malick
  • Summer of Sam (1999) – directed by Spike Lee
  • Oxygen (1999) – directed by Richard Shepard
  • Liberty Heights (1999) – directed by Barry Levinson
  • Bread and Roses (2000) – directed by Ken Loach
  • Harrison’s Flowers (2000) – directed by Elie Chouraqui
  • Love the Hard Way (2001) – directed by Peter Sehr
  • The Affair of the Necklace (2001) directed by Charles Shyer
  • The Pianist (2002) – directed by Roman Polanski
  • Dummy (2003) – directed by Greg Pritikin
  • The Singing Detective (2003) – directed by Keith Gordon
  • The Village (2004)* – directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • The Jacket (2005) – directed by John Maybury
  • King Kong (2005) – directed by Peter Jackson
  • Hollywoodland (2006) – directed by Allen Coulter – also additional cinematography
  • The Tehuacan Project (2007) – directed by Andrew Lauer – narrator – documentary short
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007) – directed by Wes Anderson
  • A Matador’s Mistress (2008) – directed by Menno Meyjes
  • Cadillac Records (2008) – directed by Darnell Martin
  • The Brothers Bloom (2009) – directed by Rian Johnson
  • Giallo (2009) – directed by Dario Argento – also producer
  • Splice (2009) – directed by Vincenzo Natali
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)* – directed by Wes Anderson
  • Predators (2010)* – directed by Nimród Antal
  • The Experiment (2010) – directed by Paul T. Scheuring
  • Detachment (2011) – directed by Tony Kaye
  • Wrecked (2011) – directed by Michael Greenspan – also executive producer
  • Midnight in Paris (2011) – directed by Woody Allen
  • Back in 1942 (2012) – directed by Feng Xiaogang
  • High School (2012) – directed by John Stalberg, Jr.
  • InAPPropriate Comedy (2013) – directed by Vince Offer – also wrote additional dialogue
  • Third Person (2014) – directed by Paul Haggis
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)* – directed by Wes Anderson
  • Houdini (2014) – directed by Uli Edel – miniseries
  • American Heist (2015) – directed by Sarik Andreasyan – also executive producer
  • Dragon Blade (2015) – directed by Daniel Lee
  • Stone Barn Castle (2015) – director, producer, composer only – documentary
  • Backtrack (2015) – directed by Michael Petroni
  • The Library Book (2015) – directed by Travis Calvert – short
  • Boredom (2015) – directed by Stephan Tempier – short
  • The Mascot (2015) – directed by Mark Middlewick – short
  • Septembers of Shiraz (2016) – directed by Wayne Blair – also executive producer
  • Manhattan Night (2016) – directed by Brian DeCubellis – also producer
  • Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (2016) – directed by Wes Anderson – short
  • Bullet Head (2017) – directed by Paul Solet
  • Air Strike (2018) – directed by Xiao Feng
  • Clean (2021) – directed by Paul Solet
  • The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (2021)* – directed by Wes Anderson
  • See How They Run (2022) – directed by Tom George
  • Blonde (2022) – directed by Andrew Dominik
  • Manodrome (2023) directed by John Trengove
  • Ghosted (2023) – directed by Dexter Fletcher
  • Asteroid City (2023) – directed by Wes Anderson
  • Fool’s Paradise (2023) – directed by Charlie Day