Adrien Brody (Jack Starks)
Adrien Brody's Best Actor Oscar® in 2002 for his performance in Roman Polanski's The Pianist made him the youngest Best Actor recipient in history. His portrayal of Wladyslaw Szpilman also earned him Best Actor nominations from the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA. The performance also earned Brody Best Actor accolades from the César Awards (French equivalent to the Oscars), the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics.
Brody recently co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's dramatic thriller The Village , opposite Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver. Other recent roles include the films Harrison's Flowers and the ensemble film The Singing Detective, opposite Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson and Robin Wright Penn. He has recentky completed shooting in New Zealand for director Peter Jackson's remake of the 1933 classic King Kong.
Brody first came to prominence in Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill, and garnered critical praise in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam and Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights. His other film credits include Charles Shyer's romantic drama The Affair of the Necklace, opposite Hilary Swank; Ken Loach's Bread and Roses; Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line; Stephen T. Kay's The Last Time I Committed Suicide, with Keanu Reeves; and Eric Bross' Ten Benny.
Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the High School for Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
This film is rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity.