(Richard Dreyfuss won at age 30 in 1978 for “The Goodbye Girl.”) The son of Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy, Brody accompanied his mother on professional assignments for the Village Voice and was a frequent subject of her photography.His father, Elliot, taught history before his retirement.Brody's first taste of show business came when he was 12-years-old and performed as a magician at children's parties; with his mother's encouragement, he subsequently enrolled in acting classes, attending both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for the Performing Arts.He found his earliest work in off-Broadway productions, and made his television debut in 1998 with a PBS movie and a turn as Mary Tyler Moore's son in the comedienne's ill-fated sitcom Annie Mc Guire.“It’s about the struggles of the people in Iran who were taken in and abducted by the Revolutionary Guard during the fall of the Shah and the regime change there,” Brody said.It’s an interesting choice for Brody, who has made a career of interesting choices. I have to swim,” the actor told The New York Times.Please do not contact us with legal info because we do not intend to infringe on anyones copyrights nor do we plan to. Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions.When he uncovers the horrifying secret shared by his patients, he is put on a course that takes him back to the remote hometown he fled years ago.
Many observers felt the quality of his performance in the film was matched by that of his acceptance speech, given only days after the U. went to war with Iraq: after bestowing a long kiss on a very surprised Halle Berry, who presented him with the award, he went on to give a speech that managed to combine heartfelt gratitude with an eloquent plea for peace and goodwill.
In “Oxygen,” an obscure 1999 thriller, he played a kidnapper by the same name.
His upcoming film about the Iranian revolution, “Shiraz,” was recently accepted to next month’s Toronto International Film Festival, running September 10 – 20, which screens more than 300 films from around the world.
He won roles in several films, including 1994's Angels in the Outfield and 1997's The Last Time I Committed Suicide, a paean to the beat generation that co-starred Keanu Reeves, Gretchen Mol, and Claire Forlani.
That same year, Brody had lead parts in The Undertaker's Wedding and Six Ways to Sunday, two fairly obscure films that paved the way for both more high-profile work and a turn as one of Vanity Fair's "Hot, Young, and Full of Fun" cover boys.