Brady James Monson Corbet (//; born August 17, 1988) is an American actor and filmmaker. Corbet is known for playing Mason Freeland in the film Thirteen, Brian Lackey in the film Mysterious Skin, Alan Tracy in the 2004 film Thunderbirds, and Peter in the 2007 film Funny Games. He has made guest appearances on many television shows. He made his feature film directorial debut with The Childhood of a Leader and won Best Debut film and Best Director award at 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
Corbet at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Brady James Monson Corbet
August 17, 1988
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Mona Fastvold (2012–present)|
Corbet began an acting career at age eleven with a guest role in an April 2000 episode of CBS' The King of Queens, and he followed it up with voice work in the English version of the Japanese anime series NieA under 7. Over the next few years, he was a regular on another anime series, I My Me! Strawberry Eggs (2001), and he guest-starred in a May 2002 episode of the WB sitcom Greetings from Tucson. He also appeared in a May 2003 episode of Fox’s sitcom Oliver Beene.
Following his big-screen debut, Corbet starred as Alan Tracy, the youngest son of a billionaire ex-astronaut (played by Bill Paxton) in Thunderbirds (2004), Jonathan Frakes' live-action movie based on the British TV series of the mid-1960s. Corbet once again shared the screen with Hudgens.
In 2004, California filmmaker Gregg Araki cast him opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the director's eighth film, Mysterious Skin. In the film, based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Scott Heim, Corbet portrayed Brian Lackey, a troubled teen who is plagued by nightmares and believes that he may have been abducted by aliens. The film debuted in that year's Venice Film Festival and had a limited release in 2005.
In 2006, Corbet returned to television with a recurring role as Derek Huxley, son of Jack Bauer's new girlfriend (played by Connie Britton) in the fifth season of Fox's Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning show, 24. Corbet most recently played the role of Watts in the 2011 psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Corbet also has appeared in the indie rock band Bright Eyes' music video "At The Bottom Of Everything" (2005). In October 2006, he was featured in the Ima Robot video for "Lovers in Captivity," which was produced independently of their Virgin record label and was featured in an Out Magazine article.
In 2013, Corbet signed to direct his first feature film The Childhood of a Leader. It premiered in the Horizons section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, where he won Best Director in the festival's Horizons (Orrizonti) section. In 2018, Corbet directed his second feature film Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law.
|2004||Mysterious Skin||Brian Lackey|
|2010||Two Gates of Sleep||Jack|
|2011||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Watts|
|2014||Clouds of Sils Maria||Piers Roaldson|
|2014||Saint Laurent||An American investor|
|2014||While We're Young||Kent|
|2014||Escobar: Paradise Lost||Dylan Brady|
|2014||Portrait of the Artist||A spectator||Uncredited|
|2014||Yellowbird||Willy||English version, voice|
|2000||The King of Queens||Stu||1 episode: "Big Dougie"|
|2003||Oliver Beene||Spencer||1 episode: "Oliver's Best Friend"|
|2003||Greetings from Tucson||Brian||1 episode: "Eegee's vs. Hardee's"|
|2006||24||Derek Huxley||6 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order||Patrick Friendly||1 episode: "Lost Boys"|
|2014||Olive Kitteridge||Henry Thibodeau||HBO miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2008||Protect You + Me.||Director, writer||Short film|
|2010||Two Gates of Sleep||Co-editor (with Alistair Banks Griffin)|
|2012||Simon Killer||Co-writer (with Antonio Campos and Mati Diop)||Story only|
|2013||All That I Am||Co-editor (with Carlos Puga)|
|2014||The Sleepwalker||Co-writer (with Mona Fastvold)|
|2015||The Childhood of a Leader||Director, co-screenwriter (with Mona Fastvold), co-producer (with Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Chris Coen, Ron Curtis, Helena Danielsson, Mona Fastvold and István Major)||Based on the short story of the same name by Jean-Paul Sartre|
|2018||Vox Lux||Director, screenwriter, co-story writer (with Mona Fastvold)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||Young Hollywood Awards||One to Watch - Male||Funny Games||Won|
|2009||Sundance Film Festival||Short Filmmaking Award - Honorable Mention||Protect You + Me||Won|
|2011||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Performance Shared with Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson, Christopher Abbott, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, John Hawkes, and Louisa Krause||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Nominated|
|2012||Special Jury Prize||Spark Award Shared with David Oyelowo and Amy Seimetz||Won|
|2015||72nd Venice International Film Festival||Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film||The Childhood of a Leader||Won|
|Horizons (Orizzonti) – Best Director||Won|
- Ross, Matthew; Konrath, Andreas Laszlo (2013). "Brady Corbet in Paradise". The Aesthete. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
- "Venice: Robert Pattinson-Starrer 'Childhood of a Leader' Wins Best Debut Film". Retrieved September 12, 2015.
- Out.com Features | Love (and Labels) in Captivity
- Gurko, Abe. "The High-Art Style of Brady Corbet" (Gotham-magazine.com, 2011)
- Zakarin, Jordan. "'Martha Marcy' Star Brady Corbet to Direct French Period Film as Feature Debut (Exclusive)" (The Hollywood Reporter, April 1, 2013)
- "Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- Lang, Brent (26 January 2018). "Natalie Portman Boards 'Vox Lux' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
- Cipriani, Casey (November 21, 2014). "'The Sleepwalker' Writers on Balancing Filmmaking with Baby-Making". IndieWire. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
- Wise, Damon (October 17, 2015). "Q & A: Director Brady Corbet Talks About His 'Childhood'". Variety. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
- McCracken, Kristin. "Interview: Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk The Moody Sundance Discovery 'The Sleepwalker'" (IndieWire.com: The Playlist, January 24, 2014)