News for Mar. 11, 2005

Adrien Brody goes all-out for intensity in his roles

3/11/05, 9:08 pm EST - Xoanon

With Adrien Brody, think intense. Whether playing victimized underdogs in "The Jacket" or "The Pianist" or delivering a lingering kiss to Halle Berry upon winning a best-actor Oscar in 2003, he does so with fervent concentration. He insists that the Berry smooch was "never planned. It just happened." However, his onscreen intensity is a product of careful research. In "The Jacket," which opened March 4, he's seen as amnesiac Gulf War veteran Jack Starks, who is incarcerated in a mental hospital after being framed for murder. [More]