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Updated: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:45:00 GMT
The curse of the Oscar's

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody (© MIKE BLAKE/Newscom/RTR)
  • Adrien Brody (© MIKE BLAKE/Newscom/RTR)
  • Marisa Tomei (© AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
  • Mira Sorvino (© AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
  • Luise Rainer (© FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
  • Tatum O'Neal (© AP Photo)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr (© AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
  • Halle Berry (© AP Photo)
  • Helen Hunt (© AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Best Actor: The Pianist (2002)

It seems like only yesterday Adrien Brody made Oscar award-show history when he bounded onstage and planted a kiss on a surprised Halle Berry before nabbing his golden boy. But ever since his well-deserved win in Roman Polanski's masterful Holocaust movie, well ... no one's hot on the guy. Which is strange because before his Oscar win, Brody was something of a critical favourite, making memorable turns in more independent fare such as King of the Hill, The Thin Red Line and Summer of Sam. But since his win, Brody's done less-than-impressive turns in flops like The Jacket; was upstaged by Naomi Watts and a CGI ape in King Kong; and lost the role of The Joker in Christopher Nolan's upcoming The Dark Knight to Heath Ledger.