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Josh Brolin Biography

Josh Brolin (born 12.2.1968)

Josh Brolin is an American actor, perhaps best known for his roles in the Academy Award-winning films No Country for Old Men.

Josh Brolin: Childhood

Josh Brolin was born to Jane Cameron Agee and James Brolin in Santa Monica, California. His mother was a wildlife activist and his father an actor. Josh's parents divorced when he was a teenager. His stepmother is the actress and singer, Barbra Streisand. His interest in acting was sparked when he attended an improv acting class whilst at high school.

Josh Brolin: Acting Career

Josh Brolin's acting career started out in TV, where he landed a number of guest spots, before being offered the role of Brand Walsh in The Goonies in 1985. The film also starred the young Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton.

Brolin was offered the role of Tom Hanson in the TV series 21 Jump Street but he turned down the role, which eventually went to Johnny Depp.

When Brolin's second film, Thrashin' premiered, he was reportedly so put off by his own acting that he stayed away from screen acting for some years. In 1989, however, Brolin returned to the screen, appearing in the Young Riders TV series, along with Stephen Baldwin and Melissa Leo. Josh Brolin then went on to appear in two ill-fated Aaron Spelling productions, Winnetka Road and Mister Sterling.

Brolin's most recognized body of film work begins with role in the Planet Terror part of Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez's collaborative double-header, Grindhouse. Along with Death Proof, the film starred a number of respected Hollywood figures, such as Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis and Nicolas Cage.

Josh Brolin was then cast in No Country For Old Men, the multi-award winning film directed by the Coen brothers. Also starring in the film were Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald and Woody Harrelson. The same year, American Gangster was released. Brolin starred alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ted Levine in the Ridley Scott-directed drama. The film was also notable for its soundtrack, released on Def Jam and featuring the likes of Public Enemy, Bobby Womack and John Lee Hooker.

In 2008, Josh Brolin starred in Milk, opposite Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch. The film earned eight Academy Award nominations. That same year, Brolin starred in Oliver Stone's W, a biopic about the life of George W. Bush. The lead role was played by Brolin, with Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn and James Cromwell in supporting roles.

Josh Brolin: Personal Life

Josh Brolin married the actress Diane Lane in 2004. He also has two children, Trevor Mansur (b.1988) and Eden (b.1994) from a relationship with the actress Alice Adair.

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The Cast Of The Goonies: Where Are They Now?

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The Goonies 2: Can The Original Cast Reunite For Another Adventure?

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Corey Feldman Echoes Richard Donner: 'the Goonies' Sequel Is "close" To Becoming A Reality

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Director Richard Donner unofficially confirmed he was working on a sequel to the hit 1985 children's classic, The Goonies, on...

'the Goonies' Director, Richard Donner, Unofficially Confirms A Sequel Is In The Works

6th April 2014

Director Richard Donner announced to an unsuspecting photographer that he is making a sequel to the hit 1985 children's adventure...

Josh Brolin Wasn't Sold On Batman Role In Man Of Steel

31st March 2014

Actor Josh Brolin walked away from the chance to portray Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel because he wasn't...

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