News for Sep. 02, 2006

Adrien Brody: The best bumbling gumshoe he can be

9/02/06, 6:03 pm EST - Xoanon

When Adrien Brody says the character he plays in "Hollywoodland" is among the greatest roles he's ever tackled, it gets your attention. This is a man who won a best actor Oscar for "The Pianist" -- could he be engaging in a little promotional hype for the film noir mystery, which opens Friday? He insisted he was not. "This is one of the better scripts I've ever read," he said. "The dialogue is so sharp. The writing is smart. And it deals with a fascinating time, Hollywood in the 1950s." [More]