Born: February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, CA
“I have to tell you, you can’t have an ego when you’re an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment.”
Did You Know?
Hosted the highest viewed Saturday Night Live in 14 years on October 18, 2008, when Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a guest appearance.
He and father, James Brolin, have both played U.S. Presidents. James played Ronald Reagan, and Josh played George W. Bush.
Having grown up in the 80’s, my introduction to Josh Brolin was as the older brother to Sean Astin’s ‘Mikey’ in The Goonies. However, I imagine not many people (including myself) paid all that much attention to Brolin’s career until 2007 when he co-starred in No Country for Old Men alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem. From there, his path to Hollywood’s A-List began picking up momentum as he took on roles of real-life characters in both W. and Milk, earning him critical praise and an Oscar nomination.
Jonah Hex aside (not his fault), Brolin continued with a flurry of fan-favorites that included True Grit, Men In Black 3, Sicario, and of course his role as the villain ‘Thanos’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Next up is Deadpool 2 where Brolin will be portraying the popular anti-hero ‘Cable’. At this rate, Brolin is a sure bet to one day join his father on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Best Known For: The Goonies (‘Brand’), No Country for Old Men (‘Llewelyn Moss’), W. (‘George W. Bush’), Milk (‘Dan White’), The Marvel Cinematic Universe (‘Thanos’)
Breakout Role: The Goonies
Next Project to Look Out for: Deadpool 2 (In theaters May 18th)
Most Famous Scene: I might not get full consensus here from those of you reading this post, but it’s hard to argue with the all-mighty box office…I give you ‘Thanos’ of the MCU!
Won for Actor of the Year (Hollywood Film Award) in 2008 for W.
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Academy Awards) in 2009 for Milk
Wanna’ catch up with a few Josh Brolin flicks on your favorite streaming services?
• Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
• American Gangster
• Into the Blue
ONE LAST THING:
If you are new to the Josh Brolin Fan Club here’s a great video that captures some of his best & funniest moments during various interviews and promotional events: