Actor Adrien Brody says he felt he was a changed man after working in Oscar-winning movie The Pianist.
In the film, which released in 2002, the 39-year-old actor played a Polish-Jewish musician in the World War II period. He feels playing the role with immense dedication took a toll on him.
"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," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Brody as saying.
Brody won the Academy award for the best actor for his performance in the movie, when he was 29. He became the youngest actor to win the title back in 2003.