After The Pianist Brody appeared in four very different films.In Dummy (released in 2003 but originally shot in 2000, just prior to his work in The Pianist) he portrayed Steven Schoichet, a socially awkward aspiring ventriloquist in pursuit of a love interest (his employment counsellor).Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor.He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, making him the youngest actor to win in that category.
He received widespread recognition when he was cast as the lead in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002).
To prepare for the role, Brody withdrew for months, gave up his apartment and his car, broke up with his then-girlfriend, learned how to play Chopin on the piano, and lost 29 lbs (13 kg).
He learned ventriloquism and puppetry for the role (under the tutelage of actor/ventriloquist Alan Semok) convincingly enough to perform all of the voice stunts and puppet manipulation live on set in real time, with no subsequent post dubbing.
He played Noah Percy, a mentally disabled young man, in the film The Village, by M.
Brody is also the only male American actor to receive the French César Award. 145 Joseph Pulitzer middle school and New York's Fiorello H.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. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.