The 70th Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody. He receives the 2017 Leopard Life Achievement Award on August 4, 2017 in Locarno, Switzerland.
Congratulations to our favorite actor! 🙂
New short film with Adrien Brody for the 60 year of Fiat 500.
The short film will be air this evening on Rai, Mediaset, Sky and Discovery his first short film, which will also be visible on YouTube in a longer version.
Fiat christened their first short movie to celebrate the 500th birthday: “See you in the future”.
The spot, filmed by Leo Burnett, is set in Milan in the 1960s and plays on the contrast between elements of that period and our days. The spot will be broadcast on YouTube in a 4-minute long version. Directed by Ago Panini while the production is from Movie Magic International. Planning is both off-line and online with Starcom.
Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody will be feted by the Locarno Film Festival with its Leopard Club Award for his lifetime and career achievement.
Brody is expected to make the trek to the prominent Swiss fest dedicated to indie and cutting-edge fare, where his tribute will include an Aug. 4 screening of Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” for which Brody won the Academy Award for best actor in 2003, in the lakeside town’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. There will also be a public conversation with the actor.
“Brody gained a lasting place in the collective imagination of the movie-going public when he played composer Wladyslaw Szpilman in ‘The Pianist’ (2002), and has since demonstrated his status as one of the most versatile of actors, appreciated by filmmakers in Hollywood and beyond,” the festival said in a statement. Brody won the Oscar when he was 29 years old.
He made his acting debut as a teenager in Francis Ford Coppola’s “New York Stories” (1989) and went on to work with Steven Soderbergh in “King of the Hill” (1993) and Oliver Stone in “Natural Born Killers” (1994). His performances in Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line” (1998), in Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam” (1999), and in Ken Loach’s “Bread and Roses” (2000) were other early career milestones.
“With a richly varied and still flourishing career, Adrien Brody has worked with some of the great American directors, from Coppola to Wes Anderson, from Malick to Soderbergh, always displaying the adaptability and technical skills that put him at ease in a remarkable spectrum of performing registers,” Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian said in the statement.
“All the same, this is also a classic case of a single performance which won him a lasting place in movie-lovers’ hearts; not so much for the Academy Award it brought him, as for the way he brought to life a character who is both a man like all of us and the symbol of a tragedy which we must constantly recall,” Chatrian added.
Previous recipients of the Leopard Club Award include Faye Dunaway (2013), Mia Farrow (2014), Andy Garcia (2015), and Stefania Sandrelli (2016).
The 70th Locarno Festival will run Aug. 2-12. The full lineup will be announced on July 12.
Adrien Brody’s role in ‘Peaky Blinders’ revealed.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has revealed some details on Adrien Brody and Aidan Gillen’s roles in the fourth series.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight broke some surprising news a while back when he revealed that two new heavy hitters were climbing aboard for season 4 of the Birmingham-set show. Game Of Thrones’ Aiden Gillen and decidedly-more-American Pianist award-winner Adrien Brody were both announced as brand new cast members for the forthcoming run, but until now we didn’t know who they might be playing, or what their part in the Shelbys’ saga might be.
Adrien Brody is set to play Thomas Shelby’s “biggest threat” in the forthcoming new season of Peaky Blinders, creator Steven Knight has revealed: “Adrien plays the threat to the family and possibly the biggest they’ll face”.
But he was quick to play down the casting choices as a ratings-grabber. “We have been very fortunate to get two really legendary actors. We get a lot of actors who want to be part of [Peaky Blinders] which is great but we try not to make it a ‘spot the star’ sentiment, and just get actors who are really perfect for the role.”
Knight was then quizzed about whether Tommy (Cillian Murphy) would find it easy to make it up to the rest of the family after the season three’s explosive cliffhanger, but he wasn’t about to spoil any of that.
Adrien Brody attends the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 on May 25, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France.
Adrien Brody attends the 70th Anniversary screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France.
May 23, 2017.
Adrien Brody (L) and Lara Lieto attend the Fashion for Relief event during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France.
Adrien Brody attends The 9th Annual Filmmakers Dinner hosted by Charles Finch and Jaeger-LeCoultre at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France.