Josh Brolin was involved in a bar fight with a bouncer on Friday night (01.11.13).

The 45-year-old 'Labor Day' star, who announced his split from actress Diane Lane earlier this year after eight years of marriage, was involved in a drunken altercation with a security guard outside O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, California, after he reportedly flipped out when he was told the venue was closing for the night.

The 'Gangster Squad' star was unimpressed when he was told to go home and began throwing punches, none of which appeared to connect with their intended target, according to video footage obtained by gossip website

The bouncer managed to avoid getting hurt before one of his colleagues stepped in and urged Josh to stop.

The actor hugged the bouncer after he brushed off the incident, insisting: ''We were just hugging.''

The pub's staff member then accompanied Josh to the side of the road to help him hail a taxi and even attempted to protect his privacy when approached by a persistent female fan.

He asked her to leave them alone and insisted: ''I got him, I got him. He's fine.''

The duo then shared another warm embrace.

Josh, who is Barbra Streisand's stepson, was previously arrested for public intoxication in the early hours of January 1, 2013.

He paid $250 bail and did not have to appear in court, as he was not given a citation for the arrest.