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[Referring to his portrayal of Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman
who survived the Holocaust, in The Pianist
(2002)] It made me have a much greater understanding of loss, of loneliness, and the level of intense tragedy that so many people have experienced in this world, I take a lot less for granted. It's really valuable to gain that, especially at a young age.
To prepare for his title role in The Pianist
(2002), he learned to play Frédéric Chopin
pieces on the piano and shed 30 pounds off his already-thin frame. He cut himself off from his real life by giving up his car and apartment because he felt responsible to those Polish Jews who had suffered greatly and wanted to connect, to some small degree, with their hurt and despair.
Frequently plays characters with mental illness'