A bad decision that didn’t stop him from winning the Best Actor Oscar shortly after.
The year 2001 could have been an absolutely pivotal year in Adrien Brody’s career, but it was not. It would be in 2002, when he would have the lead role in the film Pianist It won him the Best Lead Actor role and put him on the map as an emerging talent to watch. At that time he was 29 years old and He became the youngest artist to earn the prestigious recognition.
Thus, Władysław Szpilman’s character in the Roman Polanski film was a great catalyst for the career of an American actor with Polish and Hungarian roots, but he was not the first to be cast for the role. The first candidate was Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), who had to decline the offer at the time as she had a theatrical commitment on her hands. a) yes, Brody was chosen after a casting of 1,400 actors, finding himself captivated by Polanski upon first viewing.
his signature for Pianist This would mean a before and after in his career, but Shortly before, he had acted in the opposite: a bad decision. According to her own account, Peter Jackson approached her to offer her a role. Lord of the Rings But he was not interested. Brodie has admitted it himself He turned down the offer because he was “looking for something else” at the time, but felt deeply foolish as soon as he saw the film.
Somehow, I didn’t get it. I don’t know what role he would have been suited for, but he was a Hobbit-type character. i was looking for something else
Unlike other actors who have turned down reports of high-profile roles, Adrien Brody admitted that he realized he had made the wrong decision upon seeing the film: “I remember going to see Lord of the Rings At the movies with an ex girlfriend. And she turned to me and said: ‘Have you refused to go out? Lord of the Rings?!'” Brody told gq, “I remember feeling so stupid.”
At the same time, however, he believes that if he had said yes, he might not have gotten another role that Jackson later offered him: Being Jack Driscoll in king kong, “I don’t think I would have gotten the role of Jack. [King Kong] From Peter I don’t think it would have worked.” In any case, it always feels better. Lord of the Rings,
For more data, the year it was released The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001, was the year when Adrien Brody released a film that horrified the critics And undoubtedly one of his worst filmographies: secret of defeat, a film in which he shared the bill with Hilary Swank and Jonathan Pryce and which was a period drama inspired by a true story. The tape was the object of practically unanimous disapproval, but was praised for its representation of the time.