Brady Corbet was a prolific independent film actor who made his directorial debut with 2015's "The Childhood of a Leader." Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Corbet moved to sunny Los Angeles in the late '90s to pursue acting. He landed his first TV guest spot in 2000 on the CBS sitcom "The King of Queens" (1998-2007), and before long started appearing in movies. Corbet made waves in Hollywood for his role as a teenager in the critically acclaimed drama "Thirteen" (2003), and followed that up with appearances in "Thunderbirds" and Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin," both of which were released in 2004. Corbet returned to TV in 2006 playing the son of Jack Bauer on Fox's popular action-spy series, "24" (2001-2010). By the late 2000s, however, Corbet started appearing almost exclusively in small, independently produced films like Michael Haneke's "Funny Games" (2007), and Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia" (2011). Through working with these prestigious directors, Corbet was left with the desire to direct his own feature. That film, "The Childhood of a Leader" (2015), an ambitious period movie set during World War I, marked Brady Corbet as a rising talent to watch.
Brady Corbet was born into a middle class family in the very un-Hollywood city of Scottsdale, Arizona. Growing up in that landlocked desert city, Corbet dreamt of one day having his face seen across movie and TV screens everywhere. With the ambition to become an actor firmly planted, Corbet relocated to California, where the promises of Hollywood stardom awaited him. He landed his first TV role in 2000 on the popular CBS comedy "The King of Queens," and shortly after landed his breakout role in Catherine Hardwicke's Oscar-nominated drama "Thirteen." Corbet returned to TV in 2006 after landing a supporting role on the fifth season of the acclaimed action series "24." However, after years of making a stable living as an actor of mostly commercial movies and TV shows, Corbet decided to focus on making the type of films he, as a viewer, wanted to see. With that in mind, he began working with revered directors Michael Haneke and Lars Von Trier on their acclaimed films "Funny Games" and "Melancholia." Corbet's work on these films proved creatively fulfilling, and allowed him to stretch his acting chops in ways he would have never thought imaginable. Over the next several years he continued working with acclaimed directors like Noah Baumbach on "While We're Young" (2015) and Ruben Östlund on "Force Majeure" (2014), which only further cemented his desire to make serious-minded dramas. Then in 2015, Corbet, who always had a desire to write and direct, released his directorial debut, "The Childhood of a Leader." That film, which is set in the waning days of World War I, looks at the young life of future world leader during one of the most horrific periods in human history. The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
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Breakout movie role in Catherine Hardwicke's drama "Thirteen."
First recurring TV role on Fox's "24."
Directorial debut with "The Childhood of a Leader."