Adrien Brody, the star of such films as The Pianist and Gangs of New York, has taken on the role of playwright Arthur Miller in the new Netflix original movie, The Last Laugh. As part of his preparation for the role, he sat down with Netflix to discuss his character’s biggest works, his relationship with Marilyn Monroe, and how he thinks about aging in Hollywood. Here’s what he had to say about all three topics! Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie

Who Is Adrien Brody

Born April 14, 1973 to actor parents who divorced when he was two, Adrien’s fascination with the performing arts started at a young age. In 1979, the 8-year-old had the opportunity to star alongside his father Albert Brody in a production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, which aired on PBS.

Role About Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright. After studying at the University of Michigan and Columbia University, he began a successful career as a writer. In 1947, his play Death of a Salesman premiered and quickly became a commercial and critical success. It remains one of the most popular plays in American theater history. During this time, he was also an influential member of the Communist Party USA.

Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie
Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie

Adrien Brody Stars as Arthur

For some, the only problem with the new movie blonde netflix is that it wasn’t marketed as a true crime film. Adrien Brody and Anna Paquin play the two main characters, painter Burt and his muse Nancy, who were both based off real people.

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How His Characters Differ From Each Other

It may seem as though Adrien Brody is typecast into a different character with blonde netflix every time he takes on a new project, but the actor’s roles are not just quite as alike as they may seem. Adrien Brody had starring roles in films like A Walk on the Moon and The Pianist, for example, and blonde netflix could even be said that his characters come from all over the spectrum: from gentile to dark-hearted.

Highlights from the Trailer

Based on a true story, All About Eve: A Screenplay offers a behind-the-scenes look at the famous life and career of All About Eve writer and playwright, Moss Hart. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his Broadway debut at age 25, Hart had by age 30 achieved every success conceivable. Successful theater productions, Hollywood writing credits, marriages to two of America’s most glamorous women… then came 1941 and World War II.

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Watch

It’s been announced that acclaimed actor Adrien Brody will star as the iconic playwright and Norma’s 2nd husband, Arthur Miller, in a new movie based off the book The Misfits. The film follows Miller’s relationship with Monroe after their marriage was over and takes place between 1961-1963. This is definitely a project to look out for! You can stream it now on

Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie
Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie


Where To Watch It

Adrien Brody will play another historical icon when he steps into the role of famed playwright and author, Arthur Miller. Adrien is currently starring as Dellon Thorson in The Revenant and has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actor. He’s set to star as the third husband of Marilyn Monroe, alongside Michelle Williams (as Marilyn) and Greta Gerwig.

Who Should See It

There are many awards that come with taking on the role of one of the most esteemed playwrights of our time, but for Adrien Brody, this is a personal as well as professional undertaking. I loved how down to earth he was, Adrien recalled. He had a reputation for being elusive and difficult, which I’ve met my share of actors like that, but he wasn’t at all. So what did the actor take away from the experience?

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frequently asked questions

What movies has Adrien Brody been in?

If you’re unfamiliar with his work, Adrien Brody is an American actor and director. Born November 2, 1973, he’s starred in many movies including King Kong (2005), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and Predators (2010). However, he’s also known for his excellent dramatic performances that include his Oscar-winning role as Władysław Szpilman in The Pianist (2002) and roles in Black Hawk Down (2001) and Defiance (2008).

How old is Adrien Brody?

Adrien Brody is 45 years old. Born April 14, 1973, he spent his childhood in Queens before landing his first acting gig at the age of seven, appearing in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables. From there he became a movie star, starring opposite Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster in 1990’s Alice and opposite Jennifer Lopez and Bruce Willis as one of the robbers who invaded their home.

Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie
Adrien Brody Takes on Arthur Miller in New Netflix Movie

What was Brody in before and after the pianist?

Earlier this year, Adrien Brody starred as Claus von Bulow in the TV movie Behind the Candelabra. He also starred as King Henry II in The Lion In Winter, which debuted at Cannes and will be out theatrically later this year.

He will star next summer with Michelle Pfeiffer and Naomi Watts in John Curran’s biopic of Nobel Prize-winning author Elena Ferrante.

Who is opposite Adrien Brody in ‘Emperor’?

Lena Olin stars as his first wife, the famed film actress Marilyn Monroe. She is matched up with her real-life husband, actor/director Kenneth Branagh. The director of the film is Armando Iannucci, who also wrote all but one of the episodes of HBO’s Veep.

Brody’s performance as a disgraced and imprisoned playwright was received well by critics and audiences alike.

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