News for Aug. 13, 2005

For actor Adrien Brody, the straitjacket fits

8/13/05, 9:01 am EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES - Adrien Brody is not an actor who takes the easy, pain-free options. Brody is a method actor. A hardcore method actor. To prepare for the New Zealand shoot of Peter Jackson's new special effects-filled epic, King Kong, Brody, with pen and paper, spent hours at Sydney's Taronga Zoo studying the idiosyncrasies of silverback gorillas. For his 2002 Oscar-winning performance in The Pianist, playing a Jewish survivor of the Nazi invasion of Warsaw, Poland, Brody starved himself, eventually stripping 15kg from his already lean 1.87cm frame. [More]