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.
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
Based on a genuinely moving true story, this film undercuts the realism by pushing its heroic machismo at every turn. It's a well-made movie, with an above-average cast, and yet both the story and characters are neglected in the rush to honour the real-life men who risk their lives fighting wildfires. Thankfully, there are some strong, quiet moments along the way, and the story itself carries a proper emotional wallop.
It's set in Prescott, Arizona, where Eric (Josh Brolin) is trying to get his firefighting team certified as hotshots, qualified to take on the big wildfires. Supported by fire chief Duane (Jeff Bridges), he builds a crew that includes loyal captain Jesse (James Badge Dale) and talented womaniser Mac (Taylor Kitsch), and he gives a second chance to Brendan (Miles Teller), a recovering addict who reminds Eric of himself. Then when the crew is certified as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the pressures of work strain their relationships with their wives and children. Indeed, Eric's strong-minded horse-trainer wife Amanda (Jennifer Connelly) is annoyed that she's now seeing even less of him than before, but she supports his passion for the job.
Director Joseph Kozinski (Tron Legacy) directs the film with a rather relentless earnestness, clearly in reverent awe of these men. This allows for brief moments of raucous camaraderie, carefully controlled for a young teen audience, so the characters are interesting if never authentic. They feel more like overgrown Boy Scouts than earthy firefighters, and the overtones of heroism amongst them are a bit exhausting. Events unfold anecdotally, providing carefully concocted moments both in family lives and in the rather dull work of containing a wildfire. And this somewhat choppy approach prevents the film from building much momentum as it approaches its emotional climax, which is genuinely shattering.
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The actor says he was being thrown "all over the place" by stuntmen.
When it was confirmed that Josh Brolin would be stepping into the mighty shoes of Cable in the 'Deadpool' sequel, aptly titled 'Deadpool 2', fans got very excited about the actor's addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe roster. Joining Ryan Reynolds in the titular role and fellow newcomer Zazie Beetz as Domino, the three will surely provide a force to be reckoned with on the big screen, though in utterly unique fashions.
Josh Brolin will be starring as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'
Though Tim Miller saw huge success after shooting the first film, he decided to move onto other projects, leaving the director's chair open for David Leitch to step in on the sequel. Exactly how much that means the tone and overall feel of the films will differ remains to be seen, but if we're to believe Brolin's words in a recent interview, the action included will have been turned up several notches.
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The actor says the new film is even funnier than the first one.
The reception R-rated live-action Marvel film 'Deadpool' saw upon its release was an overwhelmingly positive one, with critics lauding the flick for its incredible humour and comic timing. That looks set to continue with the sequel, which could go on to break multiple records following the original's smashing of the glass ceiling.
Josh Brolin takes on the challenging role of Cable in 'Deadpool 2'
'Deadpool' became, upon its release, the highest grossing 'X-Men' film of all time, and still to-date is the highest grossing R-rated film ever. Moving ahead, the all-star cast is only being added to, with the likes of Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin stepping into their respective roles.
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The actor married his once personal assistant Kathryn Boyd on Saturday.
Josh Brolin has married his partner of three years Kathryn Boyd in a romantic ceremony held in Cashiers, North Carolina at the weekend. They unveiled a few photos of the day on social media, thanking everyone who has been involved from the hair stylist to the bands.
Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin marry!
The 'Hail, Caesar!' actor wed his former assistant Kathryn Boyd on Saturday (September 24th 2016). The couple shared a few snaps of their big day on Instagram, crediting their phenomenal photographer Danelle Bohane. Among attendees were Barbra Streisand and James Brolin.
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Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps theirs, and movie studios', secrets out of the press - no matter how big the story. It's not the easiest job in the world, and it's certainly not always the most morally fulfilling, but it's about to get a whole lot harder when one studio, Capitol Pictures, presents him with a major problem the likes of which could be career destroying. They're working on a huge production epic entitled 'Hail, Caesar!' starring Hollywood sensation Baird Whitlock, but things go particularly awry when he is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group known only as The Future. They want $100,000, and after 24 hours, the studio aren't looking any more hopeful. Mannix enlists a feisty and beautiful female star to procure the money, while Whitlook finds himself in a most unusual situation.
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A rare film that adds up to much more than the sum of its parts, this works as both a dramatic character study and a tense thriller. The title is Mexican slang for "hitman". And with fierce direction, razor-sharp writing and breathtakingly layered performances, this is one of the most involving, thrilling movies of the year. It also has something urgent to say about the political world we live in.
Kate (Emily Blunt) is the leader of an FBI unit in Phoenix, and is taken aback when offbeat Homeland Security agent Matt (Josh Brolin) asks her to join his team tracking a Mexican drug cartel kingpin. She brings her partner (Daniel Kaluuya) along, and they struggle to make sense of their new mission, especially the shady operative Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) who's working alongside them. The question is which organisation is actually running this operation, and what the real goal is. Clearly international laws are being bent at every step, and Kate is worried that she might also be compromising her moral and ethical principles. Meanwhile over the border, a local cop (Maximiliano Hernandez) is involved in activities that may cause trouble for his family and community.
Director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) keeps this story tightly under control, taking the audience along on Kate's odyssey into the dark side of international law enforcement, which has little regard for the law. Blunt brings a remarkable authenticity to her role as a steely, smart leader who is always on-edge, trying to find a way through an unpredictable situation. As she quietly reveals Kate's thought processes, the audience is able to identify with her at every step. Which makes every scene both riveting and emotionally wrenching. Opposite her, both Brolin and Del Toro are on top form, infusing the film with quirky details, black humour and challenging ideas. There's also an astonishing role for Jon Bernthal as a cowboy who flirts with Kate, and then some.
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The stars were certainly put through their paces to succeed at this project.
The new adventure epic Everest dramatises a real-life event from May 1996, when the mountain was packed with climbers just as a freak storm rolled in. Of course, even in ideal conditions, the world's tallest mountain is an enormous challenge. As team leader Rob Hall (played by Jason Clarke) says in the film, "Human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747."
Everest tells the true story of mountaineering's most shocking disaster
Clarke was familiar with the story. "I was doing theatre in Sydney in 1996, and during a tech rehearsal it was on the news," he recalls. "By the time I heard about the film, I had read the book and visited base camp as a traveler."
With visually stunning imagery and a solid A-list cast, this film just about transcends its oddly uninvolving story. Based on true events, the scenes are harrowing and emotive, but spreading the story among an ensemble obscured by mountaineering gear and snowstorms makes it difficult to engage with anyone. And the plot-strands that do find emotional resonance feel like they've been manipulated.
In the early 1990s, companies began selling Everest expeditions to wealthy clients, and by the spring of 1996 there were 20 teams of climbers jostling for position on the slopes of the world's highest peak. Kiwi guide Rob (Jason Clarke) opts for a cautious approach with his team, which includes impatient Texan Beck (Josh Brolin), journalist Jon (Michael Kelly) and the nervous Doug (John Hawkes), who only just failed to reach the summit on his previous attempt. Rob's base camp manager Helen (Emily Watson) keeps everything running smoothly and, since the mountain is so overcrowded, Rob coordinates the climb with a rival guide (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his team. On the day of the final ascent, the skies are clear, but delays along the way and an approaching storm threaten the climbers.
Since the is a true story, it's clear from the start that some of these people won't make it home. And Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur lays on the emotion thickly, with an overly pushy-majestic score by Dario Marianelli and several sentimental phone calls home. Rob's wife is played by Keira Knightley, and you can almost hear the ominous chord when she reveals that she's pregnant. A bit subtler is Beck's interaction with his wife, played with insinuating bitterness by the always terrific Robin Wright. Meanwhile, Clarke's sensitive leader and Brolin's bullheaded alpha male contrast nicely with Gyllenhaal's cool dude, while Sam Worthington is almost lost in the shuffle as a friend who's climbing a neighbouring peak.
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Quite possibly the most ambitious films of the year, Everest tells the true to life tale of the eight people who suddenly found themselves stuck in a blizzard on the mountain whilst attempting to reach the summit.
Jason Clarke & Jake Gyllenhaal talk about a few of the experiences they faced whilst on this unbelievable shoot. The film team travelled to many different locations, including the foothills of Everest and the Italian Alps to try and recreate the surroundings as accurately as possible. Whilst onset the film makers were constantly put in peril, they were told about avalanche warnings and their sets would occasionally be wiped out by unexpected snow movement.
As Jake Gyllenhaal says in the featurette: 'This production and the intensity of making this movie is absolutely extraordinary - it's a site to behold'.
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split Hollywood stars Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are heading for divorce. The actors, who wed in August, 2004, quietly parted ways late last year (12). Representatives for the couple have confirmed the sad news to UsMagazine.com, simply stating, "Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage." They were last pictured together in December (12) at the Los Angeles premiere of The Guilt Trip, which starred Brolin's stepmum, Barbra Streisand. It will be the second failed union for both actors - Lane split from her first husband Christopher Lambert in 1994, the same year that Brolin broke up with actress Alice Adair, the mother of his two children Trevor, 24, and Eden, 18. Lane has a 20-year-old daughter from her first marriage. (MT/WNWCUW/KL)** Josh Brolin and Diane Lane World Premiere of 'Jonah Hex' held at ArcLight Cinerama Dome Los Angeles, California - 17.06.10 Where: United States When: 17 Jun 2010
Date of birth
12th February, 1968
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