Brody plays inspiration 'Houdini' in mini-series

Brody plays inspiration 'Houdini' in mini-series

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Actor Adrien Brody stars in mini-series, 'Houdini,' on The History Channel. Actor Adrien Brody stars in mini-series, 'Houdini,' on The History Channel.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Queens native and Oscar winner Adrien Brody is playing the role of the man who inspired his acting career, Harry Houdini.


"He was not only a heroic figure because I had a fascination with magic but magic lead into an understanding of acting and performance.  I found the creative process of researching characters and immersion into the roles I portray to be magical and a more meaningful experience. It lead me to become an actor and here I am asked to portray that man," said Brody.


The Hungarian immigrant overcame poverty and became the greatest performers of his era.


In one of his more memorable tricks, the master illusionist -- strapped into a straight jacket-- is lowered, upside down into a water-filled box. Houdini manages to escape.


"I did have to submerge myself in water," said Brody about acting out the trick. He tried many of the illusions created by Houdini in order to play the role of a lifetime.


You can watch Brody as Harry Houdini on The History Channel in a two- part series airing Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at 9 p.m.

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