Brody at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Adam Jared Brody
December 15, 1979
San Diego, California, US
|Spouse(s)||Leighton Meester (m. 2014)|
I always enjoyed movies and in hindsight I realise how captivating they were to me.
I've had to fight for roles and I've lost a hundred roles, but 'Smoking' and 'Smith' were phone calls. That's the dream.
I consider The O.C. as my college. It was four years and I made friends who I'll have forever.
There's no conversation more boring than talking about what it's really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don't care.
I wish I came from a more pure place. I don't have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way.
I just want to be in good things that I want to see, and I want to work with talented people who are smarter than myself.
I have been in teen shows for years, so doing that stuff – kissing – is kind of commonplace and not a big deal. It was way more cool just because it was Meg Ryan.
It's bad writing, however naturalistic it's written, that's where you have to do your best acting.
It helps if you don't date other actors, but actresses are beautiful. How can you say no?
Transitioning to being an unemployed film actor is different, but it's fun and I've been looking forward to it for a while.
I like an interesting movie even if it's controversial or offensive, depending on your taste.
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you're a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that's pretty cool.
I want to work with intelligent people and look for scripts that I think are intelligent and surprising.
Any time you end a relationship, and everyone has ended plenty in their life, it's always a tough thing and hard to get over.
And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool.
It's very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that's half the battle of life.
I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.
Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C. I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that. I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows.
Comic books aren't nerdy. You'd have to be an idiot to think computers are nerdy.