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Josh Brolin

Josh James Brolin (/ˈbroʊlɨn/; born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. He has acted in theater, film and television roles since 1985, and won acting awards for his roles in the films W., No Country for Old Men, Milk, and True Grit. Brolin was born in Templeton, California, the son of Jane Cameron Agee, a wildlife activist who was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and actor James Brolin. Brolin was raised on a California ranch with little exposure to his father's acting career. His parents divorced when he was 16. His stepmother is singer/actress Barbra Streisand. He became interested in acting after taking an improv acting class in high school. Brolin started his career in TV movies and guest spots on TV shows before getting a more notable role as Brand Walsh in the Richard Donner-directed movie The Goonies (1985). He was considered for the role of Tom Hanson in the series 21 Jump Street; he and Johnny Depp were the finalists for the role, and at that time the two became close and remained friends even after the role was ultimately awarded to Depp. Brolin guest-starred in an episode of the show in its first season.

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Josh Brolin -- Arrested for Public Intoxication

Josh Brolin
Arrested for Public Intoxication

Josh Brolin rang in 2013 pretty hard ... getting popped for public intoxication on New Year's Day ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Brolin was arrested just before midnight… READ MORE >

Wright Not Phased by Tase Snub

Wright
Not Phased by Tase Snub

It's a good thing Jeffrey Wright hasn't been waiting by the phone -- because seven months after he was brutally tased and pepper sprayed by cops in Shreveport, he says he still hasn't gotten an… READ MORE >

- 2146 days ago
Brolin Gives Thumb to TMZ Vote

Brolin
Gives Thumb to TMZ Vote

86% of TMZ users think the Shreveport, LA cops should be prosecuted after pepper spraying Josh Brolin and tazing Jeffrey Wright last July. Josh was a man of few words at LAX last night, but he,… READ MORE >

- 2165 days ago
Cop Cam: Brolin Plays Kissy Kissy in Police Car

Cop Cam:
Brolin Plays Kissy Kissy in Police Car

Moments after Josh Brolin was pepper sprayed, handcuffed and thrown in the back of a cop car in Shreveport last year, the actor was caught on tape trying to cheer up his tasered pal Jeffrey Wright… READ MORE >

- 2180 days ago
Mad Dash in Shreveport Over Brolin

Mad Dash in Shreveport
Over Brolin

City fathers have just released the dashcam video in the bar incident in Shreveport last July that left Josh Brolin with pepper spray in his eyes and Jeffrey Wright tasered.The tape of the… READ MORE >

- 2181 days ago
Brolin/Wright Got Off Easy Compared to This

Brolin/Wright
Got Off Easy Compared to This

Turns out the Josh Brolin/Jeffrey Wright arrest video in Shreveport, Louisiana was tame -- compared to this incident. A woman had the crap beaten out of her by Shreveport's finest back in 2007.… READ MORE >

- 2181 days ago
Brolin -- Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Brolin
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

When we found Josh Brolin at LAX yesterday, we asked if the cops who were videotaped dousing him in pepper spray and tasing his friend Jeffrey Wright used excessive force -- his lips didn't move,… READ MORE >

- 2182 days ago
Caught On Tape -- Cops Attack Actors

Caught On Tape
Cops Attack Actors

TMZ has obtained video showing the arrest of Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright last July, and it looks like the cops had their sights set on an ass-whuppin'.It all went down in Shreveport, LA in… READ MORE >

- 2183 days ago
Brolin & Wright Strike Deal in Cop Case

Brolin & Wright
Strike Deal in Cop Case

Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright have just settled their criminal case in Shreveport, LA.Brolin and Wright were charged with interfering with a cop during a bar brawl last July. Both actors were… READ MORE >

- 2183 days ago
George -- 'W.' Isn't Bush League

George
'W.' Isn't Bush League

George W. Bush really could be this dumb: Turns out he may actually have seen "W.", and actually liked it.So says Josh Brolin, the guy who played the Prez in Oliver Stone's flick. He tells the… READ MORE >

- 2240 days ago

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