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Adrian Pryce is the main antagonist of 2013 remake film OldBoy and he is based on Lee Woo-jin from the movie of the same name. He is the one who orchestrated Joe Doucett's 20 year imprisonment to make him pay for his family's death.

He is portrayed by Sharlto Copley, who also portrayed King Stefan in the 2014 Disney fantasy movie Maleficent and Agent Kruger in the 2013 science fiction film Elysium.


High School

Before and during heir time at school, Adrian and his sister Amanda had an incestuous relationship with each other and their father Arthur. During a visit, Adrian's sister and father had sex in the greenhouse; however, Joe Doucett was watching unknown to them. At the time, Joe didn't know they were father and daughter, but nevertheless started rumors about Amanda's promiscuity. This set off a chain of events that destroyed the Pryce family's reputation, saw them move out of the country, and culminated in a murder-suicide incident in which Arthur Pryce killed Amanda, apparently killed Adrian, and then himself. Adrian survived, however, but was left with a large scar across his torso.


Adrian eventually discovered that Joe was one that sparked the rumors, and planned to exact revenge. He employed Chaney to imprison Joe in a prison resembling a hotel room, and keeps him there for 20 years. While keeping him imprisoned, Adrian frames Joe for the rape and murder of his wife using evidence taken from Joe's cell, and from a distance manipulates Joe's daughter Mia and changes her name, while making Joe believe that Mia has grown up to be/look like someone else entirely.


At the end of the film, Joe Doucett answers the questions that Adrian wanted answered. Adrian, in return, reveals his revenge- Marie Sebastian is his daughter Mia, grown up and under a alias and unaware of Joe's identity as her father. He had orchestrated the events of the entire movie in order to make Doucett face the same humiliation he himself had suffered. Doucett is shocked and broken, and begs for Adrian to kill him rather than reveal the truth to Marie. However, Adrian doesn't want to kill him; doing so would invalidate his revenge, and he wants to keep Doucett suffering under the burden of his secret. Having completed his goal, he speaks his final words "Heaven make me free of it. The rest is silence." He then points the gun in his mouth and shoots himself in the head. 


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