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Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin is an award winning actor/producer/director, with a career spanning film, stage and television. In 2008, he garnered nominations for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and received awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review for his memorable portrayal of Dan White in Gus Van Sant's acclaimed film Milk. Brolin also received rave reviews for his portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's controversial biopic W. In 2007, he earned a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of an ensemble for his work in Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Brolin also starred in Ridley Scott's 2007 blockbuster American Gangster, alongside Denzel Washington. The film received a Golden Globe nomination for best picture and Brolin was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble.

Brolin has several diverse upcoming films slated for release this year. He re-teamed with Oliver Stone for the highly anticipated Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas, in theatres September 24th. Also set to release in September is Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, in which Brolin stars alongside Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts. Additionally, Brolin co-stars as a ruthless killer opposite Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in the Coen brothers' remake of the classic film True Grit, in theatres on Christmas Day.

Brolin made his feature film debut starring in Richard Donner's classic action-comedy Goonies, produced by Steven Spielberg. It was his portrayal of a bisexual federal agent in director David O. Russell's 1996 film Flirting with Disaster, which gained recognition from critics and cemented his successful transition to mature roles.

His other films include Guillermo Del Toro's Mimic; Best Laid Plans, produced by Mike Newell; Ole Bornedal's Nightwatch; Scott Silver's Mod Squad; Jim Stern's controversial film All the Rage, which premiered at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival; Coastline, directed by Victor Nunez, which debuted at the 2002 Sundance Film festival; Paul Verhoeven's blockbuster Hollow Man; Into the Blue, for director John Stockwell; Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah; and Planet Terror, part of the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse.

On stage, Brolin starred opposite Elias Koteas in the acclaimed Broadway production of Sam Shepard's True West. In 2004, Brolin starred in the award-winning Off-Broadway play The Exonerated, based on the true stories of former death row inmates. His additional stage credits include Skin of the Teeth, The Crucible and A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Memorial Theatre; A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Lebrero Theatre; and Dark of the Moon at the Ann Capa Ensemble Theatre. He also spent five years with Anthony Zerbe at the Reflections Festival at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester, New York, performing in and directing several of the festival's plays, including Pitz and Joe, Life in the Trees, Forgiving Typhoid Mary, Oh, The Innocents, Peep Hole, Ellen Universe Joins the Band, Lincoln Park Zoo and Hard Hearts. In early 2008, Brolin made his film directing debut with a short entitled X, which he also wrote and produced. It premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival before screening at such festivals as South by Southwest and the AFI Dallas Film Festival. He also directed the behind-the-scenes documentary for the No Country for Old Men DVD.

In 2009, Brolin served as executive producer, along with Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, on the documentary which aired on the History Channel entitled The People Speak, based on Howard Zinn's influential 1980 book A People's History of the United States. Depicting America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights, the film features readings by Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, and David Strathairn, among others.

Brolin made his mark early in television, starring in several series including ABC's popular The Young Riders; the acclaimed political drama Mr. Sterling, and Private Eye for NBC; and CBS' Winnetka Road. Brolin received critical praise for his performance in TNT's epic miniseries Into the West, opposite Beau Bridges, Gary Busey and Jessica Capshaw; co-starred opposite Mary Steenburgen, Gretchen Mol and Bonnie Bedelia in the adaptation of William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic, and Prison of Children for CBS; and the Showtime original film Gang in Blue.

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Josh Brolin Facts

BirthdayFebruary 12, 1968 (56)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Josh Brolin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

No Country For Old Men
American Gangster
The Goonies
Grindhouse: Planet Terror
Men In Black 3
True Grit
Jonah Hex
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