Where is he from? Woodhaven, Queens.
What’s he done? Brody attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and has been acting professionally since he was a teenager. He has appeared in films such as Summer of Sam, The Pianist, King Kong, and Midnight in Paris.
Why is he an icon? Brody received much acclaim after becoming the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29 for his role in The Pianist in 2002. He is also the only American actor to receive the French César Award.
Quote: “I grew up without a lot of money and my parents grew up with far less money. And that’s kept me in line. Really in line.”
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