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Adrien Brody suffered depression after The Pianist

Actor Adrien Brody became "seriously depressed" after filming hit 2002 war movie The Pianist as the project was so "all-consuming".

The star won rave reviews for playing a Jewish Polish man trying to escape the Holocaust and received a Best Actor Academy Award for the role, but Brody admits the dark project left him with emotional issues.


He tells Britain's The Guardian: "(It was) all-consuming. For a good year after, I was probably seriously depressed.


"There were severe transitions that I put myself through physically and emotionally... I shot it when I was 27, and that was my real awakening and entrance into adulthood, that responsibility, and awareness of my own good fortune that I had taken for granted."