Adrien Brody is an American actor and producer. He was born on April 14, 1973, in Woodhaven, Queens, New York City. Brody is known for his versatile performances and his ability to portray complex and emotionally intense characters. Brody's breakthrough role came in 2002 when he starred in the film "The Pianist," directed by Roman Polanski. His portrayal of W?adys?aw Szpilman, a Jewish pianist during the Holocaust, earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the youngest actor to win the award at the time. Following his success in "The Pianist," Brody continued to deliver compelling performances in a variety of films. He showcased his range by taking on roles in different genres, including dramas, thrillers, and action films. Some of his notable works include "King Kong" (2005), "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007), "Midnight in Paris" (2011), and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014). Brody's commitment to his craft and his willingness to immerse himself in his characters have garnered him respect in the film industry. He is known for his dedication to research and preparation, often undergoing physical transformations and learning specific skills to accurately portray his roles. Beyond his acting career, Brody has also ventured into producing and directing. He founded his own production company, Fable House, and has been involved in projects both in front of and behind the camera. Adrien Brody's talent and versatility as an actor have made him a prominent figure in the film industry. His ability to bring depth and authenticity to his characters continues to captivate audiences and solidify his status as a respected and accomplished actor.