Brody: Winning Oscar was 'mind-blowing'

July 19, 2004 at 5:35 PM
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NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Actor Adrien Brody says he still hasn't gotten over the thrill of winning a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2002 drama "The Pianist."

"It's one of those things that are very difficult to describe in words," Brody, 31, said. "It's such a tremendous honor for an actor. It's mind-blowing to receive that honor. I'm also the youngest person to be granted that honor, which is tremendous because I look back and I see something written about that, I kind of can't comprehend it."

Asked if the award opened doors for him, Brody told UPI: "It depends on what kind of doors you want opened. ... I still do the same thing that I want to do. It's given me more of an opportunity to find the kind of roles that I want to play and, I think, on a business level, it's made me more marketable or whatever, but it's made it easier for (studios) to hire me for the roles I (had always) wanted to play."

Brody can be seen in M. Night Shyamalan's suspense film "The Village," in theaters July 30, and has signed on to star in the remake of "King Kong."

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