DOUBLE TALK He may have planted his lips on Halle Berry, but Oscar winner Adrien Brody also knows how not to use them at all. In the low-budget indie Dummy, Brody plays Steven, a geeky suburbanite – still living at home with his parents and sister (Illeana Douglas) – who quits a sales job to pursue his passion: ventriloquism. The role didn’t exactly require Pianist-level Method prep, but Brody still felt challenged. ”You have so much to tackle when you’re being a ventriloquist and acting in a scene,” Brody tells EW. ”You have your dialogue and the dummy’s dialogue.