THE DARJEELING LIMITED
ADRIEN BRODY (Peter) won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in
Roman Polanski's THE PIANIST. He is to date the youngest person to have won the Oscar in that
category. His portrayal of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman also earned him Best Actor
honors from the National Society of Film Critics, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and the CĂ©sar
Awards (France's equivalent of the Oscars); and nominations for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and
He most recently starred in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-winning epic remake of KING
KONG and Allen Coulter's HOLLYWOODLAND. He will next be seen in the highly anticipated period
romantic drama MANOLETE for writer/director Menno Meyjes starring opposite PĂ©nelope Cruz as
Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, Spain's most famous bullfighter.
Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the High School for the
Performing Arts and then the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He first came to prominence with a
starring role in Steven Soderbergh's KING OF THE HILL. He later starred in two features for director
Eric Bross, TEN BENNY and RESTAURANT, the latter earning Brody an Independent Spirit Award
His other films include Elie Chouraqui's HARRISON'S FLOWERS; Ken Loach's BREAD AND
ROSES; Terrence Malick's THE THIN RED LINE; Charles Shyer's THE AFFAIR OF THE
NECKLACE; Barry Levinson's LIBERTY HEIGHTS; Spike Lee's SUMMER OF SAM; M. Night
Shyamalan's THE VILLAGE; and John Maybury's THE JACKET.
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