Actors Who Won Oscars For Playing Real People Copycats: Actors Who Won Oscars For Real-Life Roles February 21, 2012 Share This link Actors Who Won Oscars For Playing Real People 2 / 20 by POPSUGAR Entertainment 0 Save 0 Favorite 2 Adrien Brody, The Pianist The real-life role: Wladyslaw Szpilman Why he's famous: The Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor was a famous pianist and composer. The award: Best actor, 2003 Previous 2 / 20 Next by POPSUGAR Entertainment 0 Adrien Brody, The Pianist The real-life role: Wladyslaw Szpilman Why he's famous: The Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor was a famous pianist and composer. The award: Best actor, 2003 ‹ Back to Homepage Save 0 Favorite 2 Follow Entertainment Pinterest Twitter Google + Instagram Featured Partners Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Are 'Baby Crazy' Sexy Santa! 20 Years of Mariah's 'All I Want For Christmas' Outfits Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Go Yachting with Their Kids in Australia Justin Timberlake Snubbed, Sara Bareilles Surprises in Grammy Noms More News at PEOPLE.com Brett Ratner to Direct Beverly Hills Cop 4 Shannara Books Coming to MTV The Sound of Music Live Was a Huge Hit The Coen Brothers Are Working on Another Musical More News at Vulture 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland': 18 Shocking Moments from 'Bad Blood' 'Grimm' Recap: Possessed Child or a Wesen? 'Project Runway All Stars' Season 3: Ranking the Looks of 'Marge Madness' 'Grimm' Season 3 Episode Photos More News at buddytv.com popsugar live! NOW Watch POPSUGAR LIVE! Now NOW Watch POPSUGAR LIVE! Now Sponsored Links Subscribe to POPSUGAR Subscribe now to get instantly addictive email delivered to your inbox! Daily Sales & Arrivals Celebrity & Entertainment Featured Shops Fitness Fashion & Beauty Living Must Have ShopStyle Search Top BrandsMax MaraLa MerLarry LevineVanessa BrunoFree PeopleMax & CleoMiu MiuJimmy Choo Top Searcheswomen watchesdsw bootsknee length dressminnetonkahand mirrorshoe printobey clothinglord taylor MoviesOscarsGiveawayBuzz Slideshow2011 Oscars Link Love The Sound of Music Live! ratings are crazyHuffPost EntertainmentWe did it, everyone: Family Guy is resurrecting Brian — VultureA new X-Men movie is on the way for 2016 — MoviefoneIf movie symbolism was more obvious — CrackedKyle meets Fiona in new American Horror Story: Coven pictures — BuddyTVAll the songs from this week's TVD episode — The Vampire DiariesKaty Perry is coming to Kroll Show? It's true — SplitsiderWhy you need to keep an eye on Michael B. Jordan — The Daily BeastAll the posters from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — Rotten TomatoesMore Terminator is on the way — The Hollywood ReporterWhy you should be excited about the new dinosaur movie — POPSUGAR Moms No Comments Sign in to leave a comment Sign in with your account Don't have an account? Create one now! See More Movies Movies Dec 16, 2008 Do Rom-Coms Spoil Our Love Lives? Movies May 13, 2008 Weinstein Co. to Make Live-Action Fraggle Rock Movie Movies Dec 04, 2013 Meet the Cast of Fifty Shades of Grey Movies Jul 05, 2013 The Best Bikini Moments in Movies Movies Jun 20, 2012 Breaking Dawn Part 2 Trailer: See Bella and Edward's Ultimate Vampire Battle Movies Dec 18, 2012 John Krasinski Says That Working With Matt Damon on Promised Land Was "Surreal" You Might Also Like award season Feb 24, 2013 GIF: Charlize Theron Gives Priceless Reaction During Oscars Monologue Celebrity Beauty Jan 12, 2009 How-To: Hayden Panettiere's Golden Globes Glow Movies Feb 25, 2013 Video: Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron's Sexy Oscars Performance Rachel McAdams Aug 22, 2008 OMG! Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Kissing at Lunch!