Biff Bam Pop Presents Actor Trading Cards: Josh Brolin

Actor Trading Cards - Josh Brolin

JOSH BROLIN

Born: February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, CA
Height: 5’10

Personal Quote:

“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.

SUMMARY:

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.

HIGHLIGHTS:
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!

AWARDS:

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

STREAMING OPTIONS:

Wanna’ catch up with a few Josh Brolin flicks on your favorite streaming services?

Netflix
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
• Milk

Hulu
American Gangster

HBO
Into the Blue
• W.

Starz
Planet Terror
Mimic

Amazon Prime
Women in Trouble
Slow Burn

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:

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