Adrien Brody has realized that when beloved actor Jack Nicholson summons you to his home, you present up.
In a brand new interview with the Sunday Instances, Brody claims that, forward of the 2003 Oscars, About Schmidt star Nicholson requested that every one the opposite Greatest Actor nominees convene beforehand to debate doubtlessly boycotting the ceremony in mild of it falling simply 4 days after the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Brody, nominated for The Pianist, joined fellow nominees Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine and Daniel Day-Lewis as they gathered at Nicholson’s home over scotch and cigars.
As the one man within the group to haven’t already received an Oscar, Brody was reluctant to skip the present.
“I stated, ‘I don’t learn about you guys, however I’m going,’” Brody, 48, informed the U.Okay. newspaper. “I stated, ‘I form of have to point out up. My dad and mom are coming. This doesn’t come round too typically. I do know you guys are all winners. You possibly can sit it out. However I can’t.’”
In the end, the actors selected to attend the ceremony, the place a 29-year-old Brody grew to become the youngest Greatest Actor winner in historical past, a document he holds to at the present time. Nevertheless, some stars did select to not present up out of respect for the Iraq Battle, together with Elizabeth Taylor, Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise, in response to the Guardian.
When Brody took the rostrum to obtain his sudden honor, he delivered a swooping kiss on presenter Halle Berry. Nevertheless, he modified the lighthearted tone of the second when he shared a poignant message in regards to the struggle.
“I am crammed with plenty of unhappiness tonight as a result of I am accepting an award at such a wierd time. My expertise of creating this movie made me very conscious of the unhappiness and the dehumanization of individuals on the occasions of struggle, and the repercussions of struggle,” he shared, mentioning a buddy from Queens who was stationed in Kuwait on the time. “Whomever you consider in, if it is God or Allah, might he watch over you, and let’s pray for a peaceable and swift decision.”
Regardless of the large acclaim Brody obtained on account of The Pianist, he admitted he cannot carry himself to view it as of late.
“I can’t even watch the movie. I can’t. I form of cry once I discuss it,” stated Brody, who shared that he bought his automotive, disconnected his telephones and gave up his residence to completely immerse himself within the position of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish musician pressured into the overcrowded Warsaw Ghetto. Brody even broke up together with his girlfriend, misplaced a dramatic quantity of weight and realized tips on how to play Chopin on the piano.
As of late, Brody has discovered love with Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, the ex-wife of Harvey Weinstein. Final summer season, the couple made their purple carpet debut collectively.