His first role was on Off-Broadway when he was 13, in a play called Family Pride in the Fifties.
He has been with girlfriend Michelle Dupont since 2002.
Adrien was in a Diet Coke commercial and he was the spokesman for Ermenegildo Zegna.
Adrien learned how to play the piano for his role in The Pianist and mastered it in only seven weeks.
Adrien attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Adrien's nose was accidentally broke in a fight scene of the movie Summer of Sam.
Adrien won the prestige French film award, the Cesar. He is currently the only American actor to win this award.
Adrien lost 30 pounds for his role in The Pianist.
In the early 1990's, Adrien was in a motocycle accident and was severely injured.
Adrien was a children's magician before he was an actor and even performed at parties.
Adrien is an only child. He is of the Jewish faith, like his father, Elliot Brody, who was a history teacher. His mother, Sylvia Plachy, is a photo-journalist.
Adrien provided his voice for the 2005 King Kong video game.
Adrien has a white chihuahua named Ceelo Vicious.
Adrien has an uncredited small role in the movie Natural Born Killers as a camera man.
In 2004, Esquire Magazine named him the "Best Dressed Man in America".
Adrien is the only actor to win a "Best Actor" Oscar when nominated alongside four previous Oscar winners.
Adrien is 6' 1" tall.
Adrien made history at the 75th Academy Awards because he became the youngest winner ever to win best actor at the age of 29 for his work on the film The Pianist.
Adrien Brody is featured in the Tori Amos music video A Sorta Fairy Tale.
Adrien will always be remembered for his deep kiss with Halle Berry upon receiving his Oscar.
Adrian: (on frequenting gay bars) I did hang out in that world. But, I mean, I've gone to gay bars before. It's not like that's something I would only enter for a role. Obviously I'm not there to pick up anybody, but I'm not afraid to hang out in a predominantly gay establishment.
(Adrien referring to his portrayal of Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust.)
Adrien: It made me have a much greater understanding of loss, of loneliness, and the level of intense tragedy that so many people have experienced in this world, I take a lot less for granted. It's really valuable to gain that, especially at a young age.
Adrien: It's great when people appreciate your work, but I don't know how seriously to take it. The amazing thing is that I found something so early that I can support myself doing, and that can even be extremely lucrative, but I love it either way.
Adrien: I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I'd try to reenact it. I always had an actor within me.