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Adrien Brody From ‘Winning Time’ To ‘Succession’, Why He Likes To Mix It Up, And The Oscar Win He Didn’t Expect – The Actor’s Side

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody is having a bountiful moment in his career right now with so many different projects it is difficult to list them all. Currently, you can check him out in two HBO/HBO Max shows produced by Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. In Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty he plays Lakers coach Pat Riley, and in a guest spot earlier this season on Succession he craftily played Josh Aaronson in the episode “Lion in the Meadow,” where he memorably goes head to head with Logan Roy and company and turns the tables on them in fascinating ways.

He will also be seen in the fall in Netflix’s fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe, in which he plays Monroe’s husband Arthur Miller opposite Ana de Armas. He’s also upcoming in Searchlight’s See How They Run with Sam Rockwell, as well as in the latest Wes Anderson comedy Asteroid City, one of many collaborations with the filmmaker including last year’s The French Dispatch. He also has Manodrome with Jesse Eisenberg, Ghosted  for Apple, Poker Face for Peacock and on and on. Recently, IFC released the very indie movie Clean, which he wrote and stars in. You can tell he’s been very busy.

Brody joins me for this week’s episode of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side to talk about all of it and more, beginning with what it felt like to become the youngest person ever (age 29) to win the Best Actor Oscar, for 2002’s The Pianist — a record he still holds. First, check out his performances in both Winning Time and Succession, and then click on the video above to watch our conversation as Brody gives us his “actor’s side” of things.

Watch the Winning Time clip here:

Watch the Succession clip here:

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