Josh Brolin Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th January 2016

Fact: Actor Josh Brolin shaved off his beard and mustache while chatting with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (26Jan16). The star had been growing his hair for his new movie The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.


25th September 2015

Quote: "I see young Hollywood punks on the set, and it's funny to me. Because it's absolutely me all over again... I'm the old guy who's like, 'Oh cool, you got your leather jacket and it cost you $400 and you bought it all ripped up! I remember a guy I worked with who was from Ontario (Canada), but he talked like De Niro... I was like, 'Holy s**t, he's actually doing De Niro. Does he know that I know? I'm not even listening to what he's saying'. It's fascinating to me." Josh Brolin appears to poke fun at his Gangster Squad co-star Ryan Gosling in a new interview.


15th September 2015

Quote: "I like it, it's fun for me! Is that wrong, just because I'm a man...? We're looking for a place, we're deciding on a place... (I'm into) the whole thing... Colour coordinating..." Actor Josh Brolin is enjoying playing a key role in planning his wedding to fiancee Kathryn Boyd.


10th September 2015

Quote: "Now it's totally exploited because I saw her talking about it in your show and now I'm talking about it, so obviously it wasn't a private moment - and that's why he took off his pants and went in the pool with the underwear, because he trusted us... His penis was still fine. The joke was that he was in his underwear, not the size of his penis." Josh Brolin feels bad talking about Benicio Del Toro's manhood after Emily Blunt told U.S. late night host Jimmy Kimmel she caught a glimpse when the Traffic star showed up for a pool party - without his swimming trunks - as the trio filmed new thriller Sicario.


7th September 2015

Quote: "First you think, 'Oh, this is cool'. Then you think, 'No, this is really not cool. I don't like this movie anymore'. Then you hear one actor say, 'I'm not a f**king stuntman!' Everybody's true colours start to come out." Josh Brolin reveals there was a little diva behaviour on the set of new disaster film Everest.


3rd September 2015

Quote: "This is something that Kathryn, my fiancee, and I will absolutely do." Josh Brolin plans to climb Mount Everest with his wife-to-be after playing real-life adventurer Beck Weathers in new movie Everest.


20th May 2015

Fact: Movie star Josh Brolin and his former assistant Kathryn Boyd hit their first red carpet as a husband-and-wife-to-be at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Tuesday (19May15), a day after news of their engagement was confirmed. Boyd flashed her engagement ring and a smile as she joined her fiance for the premiere of his new film Sicario.


22nd December 2014

Quote: "My girlfriend and I climbed Mount Shasta, we climbed Mount Whitney. We went to Switzerland... we did a few Via Feratos, we crossed a 1,000-foot gorge, 1,000 feet down, held on by three or four wires a foot wide, 300 feet across. It scared the living hell out of me... I was in great shape... four months of working out and the first thing I saw was all the other actors with a cigarette in one hand, a glass of wine in the other." Josh Brolin fears he may have taken his training for new mountaineering disaster film Everest too far.


21st December 2014

Quote: "I went out to dinner with him recently after the premiere and I said, 'Congratulations', and I hugged him and then when I went to the other side of the table and I heard it wasn't true, I felt bad, I felt used... so I tried to talk about it and he didn't really engage, and then I had a moment by myself, quiet, and I said, 'I wonder if I'm really talking to Joaquin, himself'." Josh Brolin was caught out by Inherent Vice co-star Joaquin Phoenix's engagement lie after the actor told U.S. chat show host David Letterman he had proposed to his yoga teacher.


21st August 2014

Quote: "There's always a possibility. Seriously, no teasing. About every 5 years it comes up. I've never read a script. It seems that recently in the last year, there's been more talk of it than usual from the likes of Corey Feldman and Richard Donner. But that's as far as it's gone for me. I don't know how I feel about a sequel, given that I love the original movie so much." Josh Brolin assures fans of his cult 1985 film The Goonies there's always the chance of a sequel.


23rd March 2014

Fact: The release of Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin's upcoming adventure movie Everest has been postponed by seven months. The mountain thriller, about the tragic 1996 Mount Everest disaster that claimed the lives of eight climbers, had originally been scheduled to hit U.S. movie theatres in February, 2015, but studio executives at Universal have now pushed it back until September, 2015.


30th October 2013

Quote: "He kept following me, and he'd show up at a dinner, or I'd see him at the next table at a restaurant, and he was literally stalking me at some point. But I'm so happy that I did that movie." Josh Brolin recalls director Oliver Stone hounding him to star in George W. Bush biopic W after the actor initially turned down the project.


12th September 2013

Quote: "I was feeling the baby last night and the baby moved, and that was a very exciting moment for me." Kate Winslet's Labor Day co-star Josh Brolin put his hand on the pregnant actress' baby bump and felt the tot kick.


9th September 2013

Quote: "I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now, because of the Internet, man. I just feel for anybody who gets lambasted at that level. I want him to kick a** and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words." Josh Brolin on Ben Affleck's Batman casting in the Man of Steel sequel. Brolin has revealed he was briefly considered for the role.


13th January 2013

Quote: "I was the last (of my friends) to get into heroin - I smoked it - and the first to get out. I was around 16 or 17, so it was around the time of The Goonies." Actor Josh Brolin on his dalliance with hard drugs.


8th January 2013

Quote: "She was a different kind of lady. She was very extreme... and sometimes I'll write about extreme situations we were in, like us drinking in a church together, or her pulling a gun on some dude." Josh Brolin often writes about his mother, Jane Agee, who died after crashing a car into a tree on her son's 27th birthday.


25th May 2012

Fact: Josh Brolin returned to the set of his cult film The Goonies on Thursday (24May12) - the 1985 movie's climax was shot in the same Warner Bros. studio where late-night chat show host Conan O'Brien now hosts his programme.


25th May 2012

Quote: "We broke the world record for premiere attendance in Berlin - 7,000 people at the O2 stadium." Josh Brolin and his Men in Black 3 co-stars are set for an entry in the record books.


24th May 2012

Quote: "We did a read through and I refused to do it in front of him... He hasn't come up to me. I heard he came up to (director) Barry (Sonnenfeld), I heard he came up to Will (Smith) and he said some really nice things about the movie, but I'm not gonna go, 'What do you think about me playing you, playing K as a young guy... How cool is that?'" Josh Brolin has no idea what Tommy Lee Jones thinks of his impression of the movie veteran in Men In Black Iii.


16th December 2010

Quote: "I just saw him in True Grit and he was wonderful in that. He's wonderful in everything he does. And I have a very talented son... now he's into music and pottery." Barbra Streisand is very proud of her multi-talented step-son Josh Brolin.


1st October 2010

Quote: "I was so terrible in it. That was one of the worst movie experiences - along with Hollow Man a lot of years later - that made me question whether I should be doing something else. I don't want to watch myself in something like that. It's a travesty." Josh Brolin on his 1986 skateboard movie THRASHIN'.


28th September 2010

Quote: "I only took a high school acting class because there was no other class I wanted to take. I loved it, but I was always against acting as a profession. I didn't like the monetary fluctuations I saw." Josh Brolin never thought he'd become a full-time actor.


21st September 2010

Quote: "At 12... I shaved my head into a Mohawk and started a punk band, and that was attractive to some people. I had a really pretty, nice girlfriend then." Josh Brolin on his punk past.


15th September 2010

Quote: "The fact that he got together with her and found this solace is such a coup and so wonderful. The guy was so frigging unhappy and lonely. She's always like, 'Come over. We'll have cake or cocktails or soup or ice cream.' I love her and I love what they've created together. I say thank God for her." Josh Brolin is a big fan of his father James Brolin's wife Barbra Streisand.


13th September 2010

Quote: "The thought of me playing any character that's anywhere near normal always frightens me, so my suggestion at the beginning was that Roy be in a wheelchair. I wrote him a three-page email about why I thought it was necessary, and I think I mentioned a Yugoslavian accent... He write me back (sic)... and just said, 'No.'" Josh Brolin on the ideas he had for his writer character in Woody Allen's new film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.


8th September 2010

Quote: "I recently said to Josh, 'Being in a relationship makes it impossible to avoid yourself'. It may not always make me comfortable but it sure has made me a better person. And I'll take that any day." Actress Diane Lane on marriage to Josh Brolin.


22nd August 2010

Quote: "I was extremely moved by it... and I felt extremely connected with it and I said I would just love to be involved with this in any way." Actor Josh Brolin jumped at the chance to narrate new documentary The Tillman Story, which chronicles the life of former American football star Pat Tillman, who turned his back on professional sport to serve in Afghanistan. He was killed in a friendly fire incident.


18th August 2010

Quote: "I got this email from Woody that said, 'You may remember me from Melinda & Melinda; I was the director. I thought you did a great job in W.' I framed it." Josh Brolin on the correspondence he received from Woody Allen prior to the moviemaker offering him a role in his new film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The two previously worked together on Melinda & Melinda.


17th June 2010

Quote: "It was an unbelievable opportunity to work with Josh Brolin and John Malkovich and I just wanted to be in. I could have been a hot dog - I just wanted to work with these people." Megan Fox was quick to sign up to star in JONAH HEX when she discovered who her co-stars would be.


15th June 2010

Quote: "We do Days Inn trips, we do motel trips, we drink wine in Dixie Cups and stuff like that." Hollywood movie star Josh Brolin saves money by taking modest trips with his family during his time off.


15th June 2010

Quote: "Monday April 27th. I'm sore today... Basically I'm getting paid to endure physical pain, have (John) Malkovich kick my a** and Megan Fox insult me. If that's the case, then I'm definitely earning my pay." Josh Brolin reads an excerpt from his diary which was written while he was filming upcoming action movie, JONAH HEX. Brolin has kept a diary during shoots since filming 2007's NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.


15th June 2010

Quote: "It was horribly awkward. It was her first love scene... (but) I think, ultimately, she felt very protected. We all looked out for her and we got most of the people off the set." Josh Brolin on his love scenes with Megan Fox in new action movie Jonah Hex.


14th May 2010

Quote: "I felt the pressure coming into this, a cast of heavy hitters. The only way I could outdo them is know more than everybody else." SHIA LaBEOUF felt the need to brush up on his stock market knowledge before shooting Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS with Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin and Frank Langella.


18th March 2010

Quote: “(W director Oliver Stone) ran into (Bill) Clinton in China and Clinton told Oliver that he had loaned George W. Bush his DVD version of W and that’s when he saw it! So I know W saw it for sure.” Josh Brolin is certain former U.S. President George W. Bush watched his big screen portrayal in W.


10th December 2009

Fact: "He's amazing. He's a fascinating guy. You know, he does his own clothes, he designs his own clothes." Josh Brolin is impressed at his JONAH HEX co-star John Malkovich's versatility. The IN THE LINE OF FIRE actor launched his Italian fashion range for men, Uncle Kimono, in 2002.


29th October 2009

Quote: "As a result of this movie, Shia's really learned. He's into it. He trades daily. He and Josh discuss the market between takes." Director Oliver Stone admits actors SHIA LaBEOUF and Josh Brolin are bonding over their real-life stock market highs and lows as they shoot WALL STREET 2: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.


1st April 2009

Fact: Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon and comedic actor Will Arnett are the latest big name stars to sign up for upcoming comicbook blockbuster JONAH HEX. The duo will join Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in the big-screen adaptation of the popular 1970s DC Comic. The movie is slated to begin shooting this month (Apr09).


23rd January 2009

Quote: "My response was, 'Why would I want to do that?' I'm having a nice moment in my career, and I don't want to sabotage it quite yet." Josh Brolin was unsure about accepting the role of former U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush in W.


23rd January 2009

Quote: "I'm so happy to be in this same circle with him. We've known each other a long time. Our kids go to the same school. I love that we're going to be going through this together." Josh Brolin is thrilled he's nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar with old pal Robert Downey Jr.


8th January 2009

Quote: "They're an actor's wet dream." Josh Brolin on his NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN directors JOEL and Ethan Coen.


12th November 2008

Quote: "I heard recently that Bush saw the movie and liked it very much." W star Josh Brolin is relieved President GEORGE W. BUSH liked his portrayal in the biopic.


26th October 2008

Quote: "I didn't wake up every morning thinking I can't wait to play this guy." Josh Brolin was not overly excited in his role as U.S. president GEORGE W. Bush in new movie W.


20th October 2008

Quote: "I said, 'If I don't do this role, will you pay me double of what they would have paid me?' But she said no. We haven't spoken about it... (but) she's very excited to see it." Josh Brolin jokes about upsetting his stepmother, staunch Democrat Barbra Streisand by playing Republican President GEORGE W. Bush in Oliver Stone's new movie W.


14th October 2008

Quote: "Other than my wife, she's probably the most beautiful woman I've ever seen." Josh Brolin on his W co-star Thandie Newton.


7th October 2008

Quote: "The minute we start perceiving Bush as an idiot we're being irresponsible because we're writing him off. He is the President of the United States, and he's still in power." Josh Brolin, who portrays GEORGE W. BUSH in new biopic W, insists the American leader deserves some respect.


7th October 2008

Quote: "He said to me: 'Dude, you look so much better these days because your face is all f**ked up! It's exactly what you need.'" Josh Brolin's MILK co-star Sean Penn thinks the actor suits old-age.


18th September 2008

Fact: Actor Josh Brolin was directors ETHAN and Joel Coen's second choice to play the part of MOSS in the Oscar winning NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - they originally offered the role to Heath Ledger, who died in January (08).


18th September 2008

Quote: “My dad is probably one of the handsomest guys ever. I was making a joke and I said, ‘If I was a chick, I’d f**k you.’ He was like, ‘You can’t say that! Shut your mouth!’” Josh Brolin on his good-looking father James, who is married to Barbra Streisand.


17th September 2008

Quote: "It was nice to be in jail knowing that I hadn’t done anything wrong. And it was maddening to be in jail knowing that I hadn’t done anything wrong.” Josh Brolin on his July (08) arrest for public brawling and interfering with police business in Louisiana.


17th September 2008

Quote: "It was genius, man. I had this great conversation with them because they were both coming off the morphine or whatever cocktail they were given. It was good to see her without a few filters." Actor Josh Brolin loved talking to his dad James and step-mother Barbra Streisand after they both underwent a recent colonoscopy.


3rd September 2008

Quote: "He's the moist-making man of the year." Thandie Newton falls for her W co-star Josh Brolin.


3rd September 2008

Quote: "He's the moist-making man of the year." Thandie Newton falls for her W co-star Josh Brolin.


27th March 2008

Fact: Elizabeth Banks and Josh Brolin are to play America's first couple LAURA and GEORGE W. Bush in Oliver Stone's new presidential biopic W.


26th February 2008

Fact: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN star Josh Brolin has written and directed a movie musical about late AC DC star BON SCOTT.


4th February 2008

Quote: "He was a real attack dog." Josh Brolin reveals the savage dog that chased his character into a river in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN was really after him.


28th January 2008

Quote: "The COEN brothers are freaky little people, and we did a freaky little movie - whether you liked the ending or not." Josh Brolin pokes fun at directors JOEL and Ethan Coen upon accepting the Screen Actors Guild movie cast award for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN on Sunday night (27Jan08)


22nd January 2008

Quote: "He'd walk around with an umbrella with, like, (sunscreen) SPF 500 on his face - to stay white - and the hairnet on. It was pretty ridiculous." Josh Brolin on the lengths NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN star Javier Bardem went to perfect his psychopath look.


9th January 2008

Quote: "She hates it when I lose weight, she can't stand it. She likes man, she doesn't like boy." Actor Josh Brolin reveals his wife Diane Lane dislikes it when he loses weight for film roles.


19th November 2007

Quote: "The only thing I needed when I was running from the Mexican drug dealers was oxygen, because I'm a smoker and I was feeling a little not so hot after a couple of days of that." Josh Brolin admits his health came into question on the set of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.


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