His parents enrolled him in acting classes to distance him from the dangerous children with whom he associated.
After appearing in Bullet in 1996 with Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke, Brody hovered on the brink of stardom, receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in the 1998 film Restaurant, and later praise for his roles in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam and Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.
He is a frequent collaborator of Wes Anderson's, and has starred in three of Anderson's films, those being The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. In 2017, he appeared in the fourth series of the BBC historical drama Peaky Blinders. 227 Louis Armstrong Middle School and New York's Fiorello H.
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).
On January 5, 2006, Brody confirmed speculation that he was interested in playing the role of The Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight. Originally a Sundance film, Splice was adopted by Dark Castle Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.
Most recently, he played the star role of Royce in Predators (a sequel to the original Predator), directed by Nimród Antal and produced by Robert Rodriguez.
Brody is also the only male American actor to receive the César Award for Best Actor.
Other successful films that Brody has starred in are The Thin Red Line (1998), The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), and Predators (2010).In 2014, Brody collaborated again with Wes Anderson in the Academy Award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he played Dmitri.The following year, he starred as Tiberius in the Chinese film Dragon Blade, which grossed .8 million in its opening week in China.Brody and Pataky were featured at their New York home in a 35-page spread for HELLO! Model Kaitlynn who has been previously linked to actor David Spade, looked striking in a turquoise blue asymmetric mini dress with cut-out detail on the waist, which perfectly showed off her trim figure.Yet that romantic scene wasn’t an indication that they were still together, says the source: “Exes do hang out.” But during Brody’s gig with his band Big Japan at Hollywood’s Viper Room on Dec.