Adrien Brody: Houdini is the epitome of the American dream

brody Being fascinated by the famous illusionist Harry Houdini all his life, Adrien Brody gladly accepted the title role in miniseries Houdini.

Appearing on Today, the actor said: “What he symbolizes, still, resonated with me as a boy… He is the epitome of the American dream. He is someone who has not only escaped the confines of the physical shackles, but the shackles that keep down the impoverished people. He was an Eastern-European immigrant…

“He overcame all these things and he escaped that and he represented that to people, that it’s possible, and that’s a very heroic thing…”

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