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Josh Brolin

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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.Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist, and James Brolin. Josh was initially against the lifestyle of the entertainment business, in light of his parents' divorce, and both of them being actors. However during junior year in high school he took an acting class to see what it was like and played Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and became hooked. His first major screen role was as the older brother in the film The Goonies, based on a story by Steven Spielberg. He then immediately moved on to work on television, taking roles in such series as Private Eye and The Young Riders. "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, Brolin moved back to the big screen, with mediocre success. He played a supporting role in The Road Killers, but the film was not a hit. He followed up with the crime film Gang in Blue, the romantic film Bed of Roses, the thriller film Nightwatch, and appeared with his father in My Brother's War. However, nothing truly stuck out, especially not the box office flop The Mod Squad. The 2000s initially brought no significant change in Brolin's career. He appeared in the independent film Slow Burn, the sci-if thriller Hollow Man and starred in the television series Mister Sterling. 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 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, and an honest police chief in the emotional drama In the Valley of Elah which starred Tommy Lee Jones and was directed by Paul Haggis. However, it was his involvement in No Country for Old Men 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. 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.. Despite the mediocre success of W., he was recognized as the best part of the film, and Milk was another triumph, critically and commercially.Brolin then acted in the smaller comedy Women in Trouble before landing a number of large roles in 2010. The first of these was the film based on the comic book figure Jonah Hex. 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. 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 and a second collaboration with the Coen Brothers, which was a remake of True Grit. 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

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