“This is the way I’ll be remembered”: The Pianist Star Adrien Brody’s Hilarious Near-Death Experience Made the Actor Rethink Mortality

The Pianist Star Adrien Brody’s Hilarious Near-Death Experience Made the Actor Rethink Mortality
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Hollywood star Adrien Brody is known for his versatile and captivating performances in a series of films. Following his feature film debut in the late 80s with New York Stories, he had his big break in the 2002 biographical drama The Pianist. The actor reportedly learned how to play piano to portray the classical composer Władysław Szpilman in the biopic and was awarded several accolades for his performance, including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Adrien Brody

However, his dedication is not limited to his on-screen personas only. The actor is known to be a speed racing enthusiast. During an interview with Daily Mail, he opened up about an incident that prompted him to reflect deeply on his life.

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Adrien Brody’s Near-Death Experience While Filming in India

Adrien Brody starred alongside Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson in Wes Anderson’s 2007 comedy-drama The Darjeeling Limited. The movie follows three brothers who have a conflicted relationship and come together to take a train ride across India on a spiritual quest after their father’s death.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Talking about his passion for bikes and racing with Daily Mail, the 50-year-old actor recalled his near-death experience while filming the 2007 film in India. “I almost died,” he shared. He further stated that he was driving behind a “motorized rickshaw” when he came across a cow and “nearly slammed into it.” He told the Daily Mail,

“I was laughing because it seemed so absurd. I was thinking, ‘This is going to be the way I’ll be remembered: rear-ending a cow – all the years of hard work, and this is it..” 

Hollywood star Adrien Brody
Hollywood star Adrien Brody

It was not the first incident he had while riding a bike. The actor has shared that he grew up building racing sports cars following his passion for racing and speed. He suffered a similar incident at the age of 19 while riding a motorbike.

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Adrien Brody Shares His Passion For Race Car Driving

Adrien Brody shared his love for race car driving during the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race with The Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar winner shared that he has always appreciated the sport as he grew up with a fascination for drag racing and muscle cars. However, he was unable to have the track training.

Adrien Brody at the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix
Adrien Brody at the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix

He shared that the kids on his block built cars on a budget, which “didn’t really handle well” but helped them learn how to drive. “There was never any fear!” he told The Hollywood Reporter. The Grand Budapest Hotel star joined the 38th annual charity race for the 1.97-mile street course in downtown Long Beach. The event raised money for children’s hospitals via Racing for Kids.

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The Darjeeling Limited is available on Prime Video.

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Source: Daily Mail

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.