Josh Brolin Biography

Birthday: 1968-02-12
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California USA
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Wiki Biography: Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has recently seen a massive surge in his career, finding well-known roles such as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States. Born February 12, 1968, Brolin was initially against the lifestyle of the entertainment business, in light of his parents' divorce, and both of them being actors. However, he fell for theatre after playing a part in a school production of "A Streetcar named Desire". His first major screen role was as the older brother in the film The Goonies (1985), based on a story by Steven Spielberg. He then immediately moved on to work on television, taking roles in such series as Private Eye (1987) (TV) and "The Young Riders" (1989). "Private Eye" was a chance for Brolin to play a detective. "The Young Riders" was set just before the Civil War, and was co-directed by Brolin's father, James Brolin. After "The Young Riders" (1989), Brolin moved back to the big screen, with mediocre success. He played a supporting role in The Road Killers (1994), but the film was not a hit. He followed up with the crime film Gang in Blue (1996) (TV), the romantic film Bed of Roses (1996), the thriller film Nightwatch (1997), and appeared with his father in My Brother's War (1997). However, nothing truly stuck out, especially not the box office flop The Mod Squad (1999). The 2000s initially brought no significant change in Brolin's career. He appeared in the independent film Slow Burn (2000), the sci-if thriller Hollow Man (2000) and starred in the television series "Mister Sterling" (2003). In 2004, he married actress Diane Lane and, as of now, are still together. It was not until 2007 that Brolin received much acclaim for his films. He took a supporting role in the Quentin Tarantino-written Grindhouse (2007) which was a two-part film accounting two horror stories. He also played two policemen that year: a corrupt officer "Trupo" in the crime epic American Gangster (2007), and an honest police chief in the emotional drama In the Valley of Elah (2007) which starred Tommy Lee Jones and was directed by Paul Haggis. However, it was his involvement in No Country for Old Men (2007) that truly pushed him into the limelight. The film, directed by the Coen brothers, was about a man (Brolin) who finds a satchel containing two million dollars in cash. He is pursued by an unstoppable assassin (Javier Bardem, who won an Oscar for his work) and his friend, a local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones). The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Brolin found high-profile work the next year, being cast as "Supervisor Dan White" in the film Milk (2008/I). His performance as the weak and bitter politician earned him an Oscar nomination, and Brolin received more praise for his fascinating portrayal of George W. Bush in the Oliver Stone film W. (2008/I). Despite the mediocre success of W. (2008/I), he was recognized as the best part of the film, and Milk (2008/I) was another triumph, critically and commercially. Brolin then acted in the smaller comedy Women in Trouble (2009) before landing a number of large roles in 2010. The first of these was the film based on the comic book figure Jonah Hex (2010). The film was a box office flop and critically panned, but Brolin also forged a second collaboration with legendary director Oliver Stone for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). Brolin played a large role alongside such young stars as Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf, and older thespians such as Michael Douglas, Eli Wallach, and Frank Langella. Brolin's character was "Bretton James", a top banker in the film, and also the film's chief antagonist. Brolin also appeared in Woody Allen's London-based film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and a second collaboration with the Coen Brothers, which was a remake of True Grit (1969). In the works for 2011 is a sequel for Brolin, the third "Men in Black" film, which will have the original stars coming back. Despite his earlier mediocre success and fame, Brolin has maintained a choosiness in his films and, recently, these choices have paid off profoundly. Hopefully, he continues this streak of good fortune that his talents have finally given him.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Private Eye Johnny Betts 1987 Drama
The Young Riders James Butler Hickok 1989 Romance
Bed of Roses Danny 1996 Romance
Townies Jack Passion 1996 - 1996
The Mod Squad 1999 Action
Mister Sterling Bill Sterling 2003 Drama
Party Paramedics Detective Trupo 2011
Mankind The Story Of All Of Us Himself - Narrator 2012 Documentary
Nightwatch James Gallman 2015
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
True Grit Tom Chaney 1969 Fantasy, 0
The Goonies 1985 0, 0
The American Gangster Det. Trupo 1992
The Road Killers Tom 1994 Action, Crime, Drama
Bed of Roses Danny 1996 Romance, Drama
Flirting with Disaster 1996 Comedy
Gang in Blue Keith DeBruler 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
My Brother's War Pete 1997 Action, Thriller
Mimic Josh 1997 Sport, 0, Reality Tv
Nightwatch James Gallman 1998
The Mod Squad 1999 0, Game Show, 0
Best Laid Plans Bryce 1999 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Hollow Man Matthew Kensington 2000 0, Sport, Game Show
It's the Rage Tennel 2000
Slow Burn Duster 2000 Thriller
Milwaukee, Minnesota Gary 2003 0
Melinda and Melinda Greg Earlinger 2004 Comedy, Drama
Into the Blue Bates 2005 0, Game Show
Coastlines 2006
American Gangster Detective Trupo 2007 0
No Country for Old Men Llewelyn Moss 2007 0
In the Valley of Elah Chief Buchwald 2007 0, Game Show, Comedy
Grindhouse Dr. William Block (segment "Planet Terror") 2007 Action, Horror, Thriller
Grind House Dr. William Block (segment "Planet Terror") 2007 Action, Horror, Thriller
Planet Terror Dr. William Block 2007 Action, Horror, Sci Fi
W. George W. Bush 2008
W George W. Bush 2008 Drama
Milk Dan White 2009 Drama, History
Jonah Hex Jonah Hex 2010 0, 0, Game Show, 0
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Roy 2010 0, 0
Men in Black 3 Young Agent K 2012 0, 0
Gangster Squad Sgt. John O'Mara 2013 Action, Crime, Drama
Oldboy Joe Doucett 2013 Action, Drama, Mystery
Inherent Vice Bigfoot Bjornsen 2014 Crime
Hail, Caesar! Eddie Mannix 2016 Game Show, 0