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Photo: ADRIEN BRODY as Clive Nicoli in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Dark Castle Entertainment's science fiction thriller "SPLICE," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

ADRIEN BRODY (Clive Nicoli) won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his portrayal of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," to date the youngest person garnering the Oscar® in that category. Brody's performance also earned him Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics, and nominations for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild® and BAFTA Award. He is also the only non-French citizen to win the prestigious Cesar Award, France's equivalent to the Oscar®.

Brody has recently completed work on several features awaiting release, including director Nimrod Antal's action film "Predators," playing the lead role of Royce; starring as Spain's most famous bullfighter in writer/director Menno Meyjes romantic drama "Manolete," with Penelope Cruz; the comedy "High School," for writer/director John Stalberg, Jr., playing Psycho Ed; writer/director Paul Scheuring's drama "The Experiment," starring as Travis Hunt opposite Forest Whitaker; and the thriller "Wrecked," for director Michael Greenspan, in the lead role of The Man.

Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he studied drama at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He first came to prominence playing a leading role in director Steven Soderbergh's feature "King of the Hill," as well as starring in director Eric Bross' features "Ten Benny" and "Restaurant." The latter earned Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

He has worked with some of the most highly regarded directors in the industry, and played leading roles in more than 25 films, including Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line," Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam," Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights," Ken Loach's "Bread and Roses," Elie Chouraqui's "Harrison's Flowers," Peter Sehr's "Love the Hard Way," John Maybury's "The Jacket," Peter Jackson's "King Kong," Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland," Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited," Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records" and Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom."


Photo: SARAH POLLEY as Elsa Kast in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Dark Castle Entertainment's science fiction thriller "SPLICE," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Steve Wilkie.

SARAH POLLEY (Elsa Kast) began acting at age four, but it was Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" in 1997 that marked her breakthrough into adult roles. Polley earned her first Best Actress Genie Award nomination from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for her performance in "The Sweet Hereafter," as well as Best Supporting Actress awards from the Boston and Chicago Societies of Film Critics.

Most recently, Polley starred in Jaco van Dormeal's fantasy drama "Mr. Nobody," and in the award-winning HBO miniseries "John Adams."

Her film credits include Zack Snyder's remake of George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead," Doug Liman's "Go," Kathryn Bigelow's "The Weight of Water," David Cronenberg's "eXistenZ," Hal Hartley's "No Such Thing," Thom Fitzgerald's "The Event," Isabel Coixet's "My Life Without Me," for which she earned a Best Actress Genie Award, "The Secret Life of Words," Audrey Wells' "Guinevere," Wim Wenders' "Don't Come Knocking," Michael Winterbottom's "The Claim," Atom Egoyan's "Exotica" and Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."

Polley made her feature film directorial debut with the 2006 drama "Away From Her," for which she also wrote the Oscar®-nominated screenplay based on Alice Munro's short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain. Critically acclaimed around the globe, "Away From Her" was a gala selection at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals and earned awards for Best Direction and Best Feature Film from The Director's Guild of Canada, Best Screenplay from the San Francisco Film Critics, the New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics and Best First Film from the New York Film Critics.

As a filmmaker, Polley will next direct her original screenplay "Take This Waltz," starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, shooting in Canada in July.

Photo: DELPHINE CHANEAC as Dren in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Dark Castle Entertainment's science fiction thriller "SPLICE," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

DELPHINE CHANEAC (Adult Dren) makes her North American feature starring debut with "Splice." The Paris-born actress most recently appeared in the Xavier Ruiz drama, "Verso," filmed in Switzerland, and the RTL German language television mini-series "Die Patin."

Previously, Chaneac has appeared in only one English-speaking feature, "The Pink Panther," starring Steve Martin. In Europe, her film credits include starring roles in the comedies "Incontrolable" and "Brice de Nice." On television, she starred in "La vie devant nous," "Train Hotel," "Laura," "Madame Hollywood," and "L'amour vache."

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