Brady Corbet

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Brady Corbet
Brady Corbet Cannes 2014.jpg
Brady James Monson Corbet

(1988-08-17) August 17, 1988 (age 31)
  • Actor
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active2000–present
Partner(s)Mona Fastvold (2012–present)

Brady James Monson Corbet (/kɔːrˈb/;[1] 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.[2]

Corbet played Derek Huxley, the son of Jack Bauer's (Kiefer Sutherland) new girlfriend, in the first six episodes of the fifth season of the television series 24.



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.

In 2003, Corbet landed his first film role when he was cast opposite Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens and Jeremy Sisto in director Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen.

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[3] article.[4]

In 2013, Corbet signed to direct his first feature film The Childhood of a Leader.[5] It premiered in the Horizons section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival,[6] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Corbet has been dating Norwegian director Mona Fastvold since the production of their film The Sleepwalker. They had a daughter in 2014.[8][9]


As actor[edit]


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Thirteen Mason Freeland
2004 Mysterious Skin Brian Lackey
2004 Thunderbirds Alan Tracy
2008 Funny Games Peter
2010 Two Gates of Sleep Jack
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Watts
2011 Melancholia Tim
2012 Simon Killer Simon
2014 Clouds of Sils Maria Piers Roaldson
2014 Eden Larry
2014 Force Majeure Brady
2014 Saint Laurent An American investor
2014 The Sleepwalker[10] Ira
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


Year Film Role Notes
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

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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


  1. ^ Ross, Matthew; Konrath, Andreas Laszlo (2013). "Brady Corbet in Paradise". The Aesthete. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Venice: Robert Pattinson-Starrer 'Childhood of a Leader' Wins Best Debut Film". Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Features | Love (and Labels) in Captivity
  4. ^ Gurko, Abe. "The High-Art Style of Brady Corbet" (, 2011)
  5. ^ Zakarin, Jordan. "'Martha Marcy' Star Brady Corbet to Direct French Period Film as Feature Debut (Exclusive)" (The Hollywood Reporter, April 1, 2013)
  6. ^ "Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Lang, Brent (26 January 2018). "Natalie Portman Boards 'Vox Lux' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  8. ^ Cipriani, Casey (November 21, 2014). "'The Sleepwalker' Writers on Balancing Filmmaking with Baby-Making". IndieWire. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Wise, Damon (October 17, 2015). "Q & A: Director Brady Corbet Talks About His 'Childhood'". Variety. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  10. ^ McCracken, Kristin. "Interview: Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk The Moody Sundance Discovery 'The Sleepwalker'" ( The Playlist, January 24, 2014)

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