Unusual Ways Actors Get Into Their Characters

#10 Adrien Brody

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To prepare for his role in ‘The Pianist’ Adrien Brody wanted to learn what it was like to ‘lose everything’. So he did. He gave up his apartment, he sold his car, he disconnected his cell phone and dumped his girlfriend. Although this could be considered a little extreme, what better way to get into character than actually becoming the character by experiencing the same things?