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Adrien Brody Turned Down ‘Lord of the Rings’ — And Had Major Regret

Adrien Brody Turned Down ‘Lord of the Rings’ — And Had Major Regret

10/17/2021 6:42:00 PM

Adrien Brody Turned Down ‘Lord of the Rings’ — And Had Major Regret

The Oscar-winning actor got his second chance when he worked with Peter Jackson on ' King Kong '.

Ring. “I don’t know what part I would have been right for, but it was some Hobbit-like character. I was looking for something else.”And of course, Brody said he had major regret.“I remember going to seein the theater with an ex-girlfriend. And she turned to me and said, ‘You passed on

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Lord of the Rings?!'” the actor recalled. “I remember feeling so stupid. But I don’t think I would have gotten the role of Jack in Peter’s []. I don’t think that would have translated.”Brody went on to sayKing Kongwas a wonderful experience for him and he learned a lot about making a big-budget, epic tale. “We had a premiere in  Times Square and they shut down all of Times Square,” he said. “The mayor was there and introduced us to the city. It was a big deal. My face was immortalized on a McDonald’s soda cup. When does that happen for anyone?”

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