Academy Award nominated actor JOSH BROLIN has earned his
place as one of Hollywood's top leading men with standout roles in No Country
For Old Men, W., Milk, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and True Grit.
Brolin will next be seen starring in Jason Reitman's critically acclaimed,
Labor Day, opposite Kate Winslet. He recently completed production on Inherent
Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon detective novel of
the same name, and the Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller-directed Sin City 2: A
Dame To Kill For. Next up, he is set to begin production on Everest opposite
Jake Gyllenhaal, based on the 1996 disastrous real-life attempt to climb the
In 2008, 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. He starred in the Coen Brothers' True Grit, which was nominated for 10
Academy Awards including Best Picture; Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never
Sleeps opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas; and Woody Allen's You Will
Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts. He received
rave reviews for his portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's biopic, W.
Prior to that, Brolin 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,
Brolin starred in Ridley Scott's blockbuster American Gangster and was nominated
for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of this ensemble.
Other film credits include: Gangster Squad, Men in Black 3, Planet Terror,
part of the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double
feature, Grindhouse; In the Valley of Elah for director Paul Haggis; John
Stockwell's, Into the Blue; Victor Nunez's Coastlines; Paul Verhoeven's
blockbuster hit, Hollow Man; Scott Silver's Mod Squad; Ole Bornedal's
psychological thriller Nightwatch; Best Laid Plans opposite Reese Witherspoon,
produced by Mike Newell; All the Rage; and Guillermo Del Toro's science-fiction
thriller, Mimic. Brolin also received recognition from critics and audiences in
David O. Russell's Flirting with Disaster, portraying a bisexual federal agent,
alongside an outstanding ensemble cast led by Ben Stiller. Brolin made his
feature film debut starring in the action-comedy classic Goonies, directed by
Richard Donner for producer Steven Spielberg.
In television, Brolin made his mark 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
As a producer, Brolin joined Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and
Howard Zinn, in 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 in 2009, 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 made his directing debut
in 2008 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.
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