Who is the youngest actor ever to have won an Academy Award for Best Actor?

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MOVIES QUESTION #7680

Who is the youngest actor ever to have won an Academy Award for Best Actor?

Adrien Brody

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The American actor Adrien Brody was born in New York in 1973. His mother is Hungarian and his father American. He started acting in the 1980s. His first major role was in "The Thin Red Line" from 1998. His breakthrough was his Oscar-winning prestation in Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" from 2002. Adrien Brody was only 29 years old when he won the Oscar, the youngest ever to win for Best Actor. Brody also had roles in "King Kong" and "The Village". Privately he is close friends with Owen WIlson and the two appeared together for the first time in "The Darjeeling Limited" from 2007. In Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" from 2011 they appear together again. Here, Adrien Brody plays Salvadore Dali. Brody is a huge hip hop fan and is planning to also have a music career in the future.

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