Quote: "I'm in artist mode at the moment. I'm literally like the starving artist. I'm home, painting. I took much of this year off from acting, actually, to paint, and I've been home painting and forgetting to eat, and very sincerely inspired by that." Actor Adrien Brody is enjoying a break from Hollywood to focus on his other artistic talent.
Fact: Oscar winner Adrien Brody is in talks to play master illusionist Harry Houdini in a new Tv mini-series. Houdini will trace the magician's life from his humble beginnings to international fame. Star Trek and new Star Wars director J.J. Abrams' father Gerald is attached to produce the series, according to Ew.com.
Quote: "I met (Giorgio) Armani in Cannes and I was like, 'Hey, you made this!' He was stonefaced at me. He was like, 'Why did you bring that up...?' The press... said, 'Adrien Brody looks like he stole a drug dealer's couch from the '90s.'" Actor Adrien Brody on the leather tracksuit he once wore to premieres and parties.
Quote: "I play the Francis Ford Coppola of the weed growing industry in this movie. The guy is such a connoisseur, he beats himself up, literally, for harvesting a few hours too early." Actor Adrien Brody on his stoner character in new movie High School.
Quote: "My math teacher used to throw chalk at me for not knowing the answer... He just liked chalk. He didn't like me, obviously." Actor Adrien Brody on his least favourite teacher.
Quote: "I had a pocket knife collection as a kid. Not anymore (though)." Actor Adrien Brody has grown out of his fascination with small blades.
Fact: Actor Keanu Reeves came first among celebrities at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the 35th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach event on Saturday (18Apr09). He beat stars including Adrien Brody and comedian Carlos Mencia to the title.
Quote: "We went through some tough stuff. There's one scene where she sings At Last directly to me. It was a strange moment that made me sad because it was her last day of filming. I kept thinking, 'When will I ever have BEYONCE sing to me like this again?'" Adrien Brody on starring with Beyonce Knowles in CADILLAC RECORDS.
Quote: "I was stuck with my co-stars Owen and ADRIEN. We all stank really bad. At times we wanted to kill each other. When you see the relief on our faced at the end of the journey - that's real!" Actor Jason Schwartzman couldn't wait to finish filming THE DARJEELING LIMITED with Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody.
Quote: "So Owen would be the big brother beating me up, and then I'd turn on Adrien Brody and split his head open. Actually, ADRIEN could beat the crap out of me too, thinking about it..." Jason Schwartzman on his THE DARJEELING LIMITED co-stars Owen Wilson and ADRIEN BRODY.
Fact: Oscar winner Adrian Brody and Jeffrey Wright will play music greats LEONARD CHESS and Muddy Waters in a new movie about the Chicago, Illinois blues explosion in the 1950s. Brody will play record executive Chess, while Wright will portray Waters in Cadillac Records.
Quote: "I was so not expecting that... but it was kinda nice." HALLE BERRY still has fond memories of her Oscar night kiss from Adrien Brody.
Fact: Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and teen star Lindsay Lohan are teaming up for a modern day take on Cyrano de Bergerac in the new romantic comedy SPEECHLESS. Brody will play an introverted man who is invited to give a speech at his childhood friend's wedding and turns to a service that allows someone - played by Lohan - to speak through him.
Quote: <p>"She was just there, radiating life and beauty and warmth and she was genuinely happy for me... I was just swept away." Adrien Brody remembers his famous Oscar night kiss with Halle Berry. </p>