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JOSH BROLIN (Roy) continues to emerge as a powerful, sought
after film actor willing to take on challenging roles in both major studio
productions as well as independents. Brolin was nominated for an Academy Award,
a Screen Actors Guild Award and received awards from the New York Film Critics
Circle and the National Board of Review for his portrayal of 'Dan White' in Gus
Van Sant's acclaimed film MILK.
Brolin has four diverse films slated for release in 2010. This summer he stars
as the title character in DC Comic's franchise JONAH HEX, opposite an eclectic
cast including John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender and Will Arnett. He
portrays a scarred bounty hunter who tracks down a voodoo practitioner bent on
liberating the South by raising an army of the undead. The Warner Bros. film is
set to be released on June 18th.
In September, Brolin re-teams with Oliver Stone for the highly anticipated
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas. The
film will be released by 20th Century Fox on September 24th.
Additionally, Brolin will co-star opposite Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in the
Coen Brothers remake of the classic film TRUE GRIT. In the film, Josh plays a
ruthless killer, who is tracked down by a U.S. Marshall (Damon) and a Texas
Ranger (Bridges) in Indian territory. The film will be released by Paramount on
Christmas Day 2010.
This fall, Brolin will star opposite Will Smith for the third installment of
the MEN IN BLACK franchise directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
In 2009, Brolin produced, along with Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove,
and Howard Zinn, a documentary entitled THE PEOPLE SPEAK, based on Zinn's
influential 1980 book A People's History of the United States. The feature,
which aired on the History Channel, looked at America's struggles with war,
class, race, and women's rights and featured readings by Viggo Mortensen, Sean
Penn, and David Strathairn, among others.
Brolin received rave reviews for his portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver
Stone's 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
also won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
Additionally, he starred in Ridley Scott's blockbuster AMERICAN GANGSTER and was
nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of this ensemble.
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.
Brolin made his feature film debut starring in the action-comedy GOONIES,
directed by Richard Donner for producer Steven Spielberg, and has since appeared
in several successful films including Paul Verhoeven's blockbuster hit HOLLOW
MAN, with Kevin Bacon, and Jim Stern's controversial film, ALL THE RAGE, which
made its debut at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival, featuring an all-star cast
including Gary Sinise, Joan Allen, Giovanni Ribisi, and Anna Paquin.
Brolin received recognition from critics and audiences in David O. Russell's
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, portraying a bisexual federal agent, torn between a love
from the past and the reality of a current relationship. The film featured an
outstanding ensemble cast including Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Tea Leoni,
Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda, Lily Tomlin and Richard Jenkins.
Additional film credits include PLANET TERROR, part of the critically
acclaimed Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double feature GRINDHOUSE
alongside co-stars Rose McGowan and Freddy Rodriguez; IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH for
director Paul Haggis; Victor Nunez's COASTLINES, which premiered at the 2002
Sundance Film Festival, opposite Timothy Olyphant; Scott Silver's MOD SQUAD,
opposite Claire Danes; Ole Bornedal's psychological thriller NIGHTWATCH, with
Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, and Ewan McGregor; BEST LAID PLANS opposite Reese
Witherspoon and Alessandro Nivola, produced by Mike Newell; Guillermo Del Toro's
science-fiction thriller MIMIC, opposite Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, and
Charles Dutton; as well as John Stockwell's INTO THE BLUE, where Brolin starred
opposite Jessica Alba.
Brolin made his mark in television as a series regular in the popular ABC
series "The Young Riders," as well as "Private Eye" for NBC and "Winnetka Road"
for CBS. Brolin also received critical praise in the TNT's epic miniseries "Into
the West," opposite Beau Bridges, Gary Busey and Jessica Capshaw. In addition,
Brolin starred in the title role of NBC's acclaimed political drama, "Mr.
Sterling." The show followed the efforts of an idealistic young politician as he
attempted to both learn and work within an often corrupt system. He also
appeared in the CBS movie-of-the-week "Prison of Children," and in the Showtime
original film "Gang in Blue," with Mario Van Peebles, J.T. Walsh and Stephen
Lang. Brolin co-starred opposite Mary Steenburgen, Gretchen Mol and Bonnie
Bedelia in CBS's television adaptation of William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning
Brolin spent five years with Anthony Zerbe at the Reflections Festival at the
GeVa Theatre in Rochester, New York. While there, he performed in and directed
several of the festivalâ€˜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." Brolin also 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 a half-dozen former death row inmates.
Additional stage credits include "The Skin of Our 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
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