Josh Brolin
American actor
Josh Brolin
Josh James Brolin 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.
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Jessica Chastain Plays A Lobbyist In 'Miss Sloane,' But You Can't Lobby Her To Watch 'The Tree Of Life'
Huffington Post - 3 months
In “Miss Sloane,” Jessica Chastain plays a no-frills Washington lobbyist who’d sooner burn everyone in her path than fail. A fan of black power suits and pill-popping, Elizabeth Sloane is brash and intimidating ― the exact opposite of Chastain, whose 12-year career has lent her a reputation as one of the nice ones in Hollywood.  Opening in limited release this weekend, “Miss Sloane” once again places Chastain in the middle of a congested Best Actress race. It would mark her third Oscar nomination, after “The Help” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” I sat down with Chastain last month to discuss the movie, women’s roles in the lobbying world, preparing to play Tammy Wynette and why she can’t watch “The Tree of Life.” Elizabeth Sloane is like Olivia Pope from “Scandal” meets Carrie Mathieson from “Homeland.” [Laughs] That’s a really interesting parallel to make. For me, “Sloane” is a story about addiction because she’s addicted to the win. I think Carrie is like that in “Homeland.” But a ...
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WATCH: Josh Brolin Weds Model Kathryn Boyd
ABC News - 5 months
A rep for the actor confirmed to ABC News that he wed model Kathryn Boyd on Saturday.
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Josh Brolin goes naked in the desert
Fox News - 5 months
The 48-year-old actor shared the hilarious snap via Instagram on Friday.....
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Hail, Caesar! review – superbly silly
Guardian (UK) - 12 months
The Coen brothers conjure up nostalgic joy from this hilarious knockabout homage to the golden age of film The Coen brothers’ lovingly goofy latest comes on like a breezy flipside companion-piece to Barton Fink – a jaunt through the underbelly of old Hollywood which finds not the fiery hell of the tortured artist but the upbeat splash of synchronised swimming, On the Town toe-tapping and toga-wearing biblical balderdash. With a ramshackle plot that appears to have been cooked up after drawing deep on the Dude’s biggest bong, the film pinballs between awol movie stars, red-scare nightmares and Bikini Atoll bomb tests, while raising important questions of whether God is still angry (“what, he got over it?”), how to make a lasso out of spaghetti, and the secret of balancing a bunch of bananas on your head (it’s all in the hips, lips, eyes and thighs, apparently). It’s 1951, and the motion picture industry is responding to the threat of television with colourful choreography, escapist ro ...
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From silver screen to tablet: The best movies on HBO Go and HBO Now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is continually updated to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on HBO’s premium services, HBO Go and HBO Now. True to its name, HBO has always aimed to bring the box office into people’s homes. That is easier than ever thanks to their streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. There are many movies on HBO’s platform, however, not all of them necessarily qualify as “great.” If you feel like streaming a movie and don’t want to waste your time on dreck, check out our list of the very best HBO has to offer. Related: Here’s what’s coming to HBO in February and what’s going away Choose a genre: Comedy Drama Action/Sci-fi Next Page: Comedy… Choose a genre: Comedy Drama Action/Sci-fi Comedy Beetlejuice Please enable Javascript to watch this video Tim Burton’s best films often center around a clever premise. In Beetlejuice , married ghosts Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis), having died in a car accident, are distressed to find that the ...
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Watch: Josh Brolin on 'Hail, Caesar!', Clooney and the Coen Brothers
ABC News - about 1 year
Brolin appears on "Popcorn with Peter Travers" and shares the inside story on the making of his newest film, "Hail, Caesar!"
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'Hail, Caesar!' Will Make You Miss Movies With Exclamation Points
NPR - about 1 year
The 17th film from the Coen Brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of old Hollywood.
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Hail, Caesar! review: Coen bros hit peak star-cameo in superb sister film to Barton Fink
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
George Clooney plays the actor whose disappearance is a headache for studio boss Josh Brolin in the Coens’ glorious tribute to Hollywood’s golden age Not for the first time, the Coen brothers have reached back to the studio sound stages and producers’ offices of the Hollywood golden age to find their material. Their parallel film is Barton Fink, in which earnest playwright John Turturro heads to Los Angeles to write wrestling pictures. Hail, Caesar! is a much sunnier picture, and more purely comedic than its sepulchral predecessor; it’s also put together with a lissom confidence and a breeziness that more than compensates for a gossamer lightness when it comes to substance. The year is 1951, and Hail, Caesar! is the name of the film within a film, a clunky Roman epic with religious overtones – more along the lines of Quo Vadis than Ben-Hur, despite sharing the latter’s subtitle: A Tale of the Christ. George Clooney plays its star, an actor called Baird Whitlock, who disappears from t ...
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Josh Brolin Revels in the Role of Go-To Guy
NYTimes - about 1 year
The actor, whose newest film is “Hail, Caesar!,” finds himself in demand after a long dry spell.
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In 'Hail, Caesar!' Josh Brolin Explores The Debauchery Of Old Hollywood
NPR - about 1 year
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Josh Brolin about his role as a conflicted studio fixer in the new Coen brothers comedy Hail, Caesar! Brolin jokes about how the old Hollywood compares to the new.
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Josh Brolin’s awkward Kim Kardashian impression
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
“What You Missed”: Josh Brolin, Kate McKinnon, and Jimmy Fallon took turns doing celebrity impressions on “The Tonight Show”. Kate and Jimmy are known for their ability to impersonate other people, but it was Josh’s Kim Kardashian impression that stood out from the rest. You can tweet out host @TheNickPaschal.
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DVDs: A Lost Masterpiece, TV's Coolest New Show (This Week) And More
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A new year and a new flood of DVD and BluRay releases. We start with a lost landmark of French cinema, dive into the coolest show on TV (at least until yet another one is dubbed even cooler next week) and then all bets are off. It's only January and thanks to the ever-rising spectre of streaming video on demand, studios are emptying their vaults faster than ever. OUT 1 BOXED SET ($99.95 BluRay and DVD combo; Carlotta) Like Abel Gance's Napoleon, French director Jacques Rivette's 1971 masterpiece Out 1 is much-discussed but rarely seen, a rabbit-hole of a movie that's more than 12 hours long (in one version) and essentially invisible. Napoleon is difficult to screen for technical reasons; Out 1 simply wasn't available. Now finally the movie has been restored and screened in cinemas. But it will surely find its real audience via this beautifully made boxed set. Like the standard bearers from Criterion, this release from Carlotta is impeccable. You get the entire 12+ hour epi ...
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The Best Films 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They've entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and educated us too. It's a perfect time to reflect on the films, performances and black artists who made 2015 special. And might as well get a head start on the high-quality movies that will contend for Oscars and be released in theaters and on DVD/VOD in weeks to come. Straight Outta Compton -- One of the Best Movies of 2015 Amy (***1/2) Amy Winehouse burned bright like a firefly and died just about as quickly. Her jazzy, smooth and tortured Billie Holidayish voice haunts the soundtrack. Her infamous drug addiction and self-destructive relationships are on view. A brilliant and sobering documentary by director Asif Kapadia. Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution (****) Whittling down what must have been countless hours of possibilities (archival footage, interviews, photos) into a thought-provoking and coherent documentary about ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Sarah Palin Sends Very Mushy Thank-You Note To New BFF Adele
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"Rumor Has It" that Adele and Sarah Palin are fast becoming BFFs. The "Rolling In The Deep" singer told a UK TV show on Friday night that her success in the U.S. was down to the former Alaska governor. Palin responded by giving her a copy of her new book "Sweet Freedom" with a sweet message inside. She loaded with note with the references to several of Adele's songs: The unlikely friendship goes back several years, when Adele appeared alongside the former vice presidential candidate on Saturday Night Live in 2008. The Grammy-winning singer, whose new album "25" dropped Friday, said Palin's appearance garnered a massive audience for her performance.  "Because something came up in the campaign, she came and did the week I was doing it with Josh Brolin," she told the "Adele At The BBC" special, hosted by Graham Norton. "So it was one of the most watched SNLs ever, and then it was two weeks before the Grammy ballot, which is when people decide what songs they w ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Brolin
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 47
    In March 2015, Brolin became engaged to his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd. The couple married on September 24, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details On December 20, 2004, Brolin's then wife, Diane Lane, called the police after an altercation with Brolin, and he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Lane declined to press charges and the couple's spokesperson characterized the incident as a misunderstanding. On July 12, 2008, Brolin was arrested, along with actor Jeffrey Wright and five other crew members of W., after an altercation at the Stray Cat Bar in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brolin was released after posting a cash bond of US$334. When talking of his arrest, Brolin said to a reporter, "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." Charges against all seven men were later dropped by Shreveport prosecutors.
    In 2015, he appeared in Everest and Sicario.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    In 2014, he explained that he made a large amount of money over a three-year period: "Fear and greed, that's all that there is.
    More Details Hide Details And I traded very specifically. I found momentum stocks that had room to breathe and I just grab a little of the breath." He was also co-founder of the now defunct stock trading website MarketProbability.com.
    Brolin explained in a 2014 interview that during his teenage years, he was a member of a surfing friendship group who called themselves the "Cito Rats".
    More Details Hide Details In his description of the group, he stated: "It was Santa Barbara. It was the '80s. It was punk rock. You either had the children of rich, neglectful parents or children of poor, neglectful parents, so it was a mix. But we basically grew up the same way. I've never seen a group like that before or since." He admitted to stealing cars to pay for his drug use, which included heroin, a drug that he explained he did not like: "I mean, I never got into it and I never died from it, which is a good thing." The majority of the friends with whom he grew up died; he confirmed the total number of fatalities as 24. Brolin started his career in TV films and guest spots on TV shows before getting a more notable role as Brand Walsh in the Richard Donner-directed film 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. The role was ultimately awarded to Depp. Brolin guest-starred in an episode of the show in its first season.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    The remainder of 2013 proved very difficult for Brolin and he later explained: "Well, it was another turning point.
    More Details Hide Details It made me think of a lot of things. My mom dying when I was in my 20s. All the impact that had on me that I hadn't moved past; I was always such a momma's boy. But I realized that I was on a destructive path. I knew that I had to change and mature." Brolin commenced active stock trading in his mid 20s and briefly considered quitting acting.
    Brolin was arrested for public intoxication on New Year's Day, 2013, in Santa Monica, California.
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    A year later, he starred in the film Gangster Squad portraying John O'Mara released in 2013 which was originally scheduled for release in September 2012.
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    Brolin and Lane filed for divorce in February 2013. The divorce was made official November 27, 2013.
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    Brolin was a top contender for the role of Batman in Zack Snyder's sequel to the 2013 film Man of Steel, but the role was given to Ben Affleck.
    More Details Hide Details Brolin voiced Marvel villain Thanos in the superhero films Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron. In 2009, Brolin executive produced and performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Brolin wrote and directed the short film X, as his directorial debut. The film, about an inmate who escapes prison to reunite with his daughter and search for her murdered mother, was the opening film at the first annual Union City International Film Festival in Union City, New Jersey in December 2010.
  • 2012
    Age 44
    Brolin also played the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones's character, Agent K, in Men in Black 3 released in May 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    He portrayed Jonah Hex in the 2010 film of the same name.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 40
    Brolin also starred in another Oliver Stone film in 2008 called W., a biopic about key events in the life of President George W. Bush.
    More Details Hide Details Stone pursued an initially hesitant Brolin for the role. He said of his decision to cast Brolin in the leading role: Brolin received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk as city supervisor Dan White, who assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. He made news by wearing a White Knot to the Academy Awards ceremony to demonstrate solidarity with the marriage equality movement. Brolin told an interviewer that costar Sean Penn, who portrayed Milk, decided to dispel any nerves the actors had about playing gay men by grabbing the bull by the horns. At the first cast dinner, which included castmates James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Diego Luna, Brolin said, "Penn walked right up and grabbed me and planted a huge one right on my lips." Brolin has received critical acclaim for his performance and, in addition to his Oscar nomination, received NYFCC and NBR Awards for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    He later married actress Diane Lane on August 15, 2004.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 30
    In 1998 his father married his third wife, singer/actress Barbra Streisand.
    More Details Hide Details Brolin became interested in acting after taking an improv acting class in high school.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 20
    Brolin was married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 until 1994; they have two children, Trevor Mansur (born June 1988) and Eden (born 1994).
    More Details Hide Details He was engaged to actress Minnie Driver for six months.
  • 1985
    Age 17
    His first role was in the 1985 film The Goonies.
    More Details Hide Details Since then he has appeared in a wide number of films, and is best known for his work as Llewellyn Moss in No Country for Old Men, young Agent K in Men in Black 3, George W. Bush in W. and Dan White in Milk, for which he received Academy Award and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Other roles include Hollow Man, In the Valley of Elah, American Gangster, True Grit, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 0
    Born on February 12, 1968.
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