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  • Writer's pictureAlex Matthews

Adrien Brody Wins Award for 'The French Dispatch'

The long-awaited Wes Anderson film, “The French Dispatch,” has finally arrived in theaters. The film, originally titled, “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun,” shines a light on a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. The film stars Benicio del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and academy alumni Adrien Brody (Special training 1993). It’s written and produced by Wes Anderson with Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson from a story he conceived with Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness, and Jason Schwartzman.

Adrian Brody was awarded the Vanguard Award at the 2021 SCAD Savannah Film Festival for his role in the film. He talked a bit about his career and shared some wisdom with the audience after being asked for advice for students wanting to become actors:

“Life is full of lessons,” he smiled. “I think, you just learn from your mistakes, mostly. You learn what not to do from doing things that don’t work. So it’s best to learn from the mistakes, and not keep repeating the mistakes.”

Click here to watch the trailer for the film, which is filled with humor, tragedy, breathtaking visuals, and of course, a warmly witty cast of characters.


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