It’s a happy birthday to Adrien Brody, who turns 34 today. When I think of Brody, I always fondly recall the intimate press day roundtables in New York City for The Pianist, long before his Oscar victory for the movie, during which an amusingly clueless college journalist asked Brody why director Roman Polanski wasn’t there as well, to discuss his film. To his credit, Brody didn’t belittle the guy by asking, “Are you serious?”
At the press day for Hollywoodland, meanwhile, Brody had some interesting things to say about an actor’s
connection with his audience, and the (false) sense of familiarity that
breeds. For that tidbit, click here.