Who is Josh Brolin?
Josh Brolin is an American actor who is best recognized for his work as villain Thanos in the Marvel films Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War. He received Academy Award nomination for his role as Dan White in the film Milk. His other prominent roles in films include Men in Black 3, Everest, Sicario, American Gangster, True Grit, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Deadpool 2.
Josh James Brolin
Josh Brolin was born on 12 February 1968, in Santa Monica, California, USA.
He’s currently 51 years old.
Paso Robles, California, USA
His ancestry is German-Swiss, English, Scottish, and Irish.
Josh Brolin attended Templeton Elementary and Templeton Middle School.
- Father – James Brolin (Actor)
- Mother – Jane Cameron Agee (Actress)
- Siblings – Jess Brolin (Younger Sister), Molly Brolin (Younger Half-Sister), Jason Gould (Older Stepbrother)
Josh Brolin has been married thrice till date. He was first married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 until 1994. They have two children – a son named Trevor Mansur (b. June 1988) and a daughter named Eden Brolin (b. 1994).
Brolin was then married to his second wife, actress Diane Lane on August 15, 2004. They were together for nine years until their divorce finalized in November 2013.
He later married his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd on September 24, 2016.
In 1998, Brolin was in a relationship with actress Minnie Driver and they two got engaged in 2001. They called off their engagement after six months.
- In feet – 5 feet 10.5 inches
- In centimeters – 179 cm
- In meters – 1.79 m
- In Kilograms – 83 kg
- In Pounds – 183 lbs
Salt & Pepper
- Low-sounding, gruff voice.
- Tall and dark appearance with a musculus build.
Josh Brolin made his feature film debut with the adventure comedy film The Goonies as Brandon “Brand” Walsh.
In 1986, he was cast in an episode of the TV series Highway to Heaven as Josh Bryant.
Best known for his role as Llewelyn Moss, a Vietnam veteran, in the 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy.
His stellar performance in the 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, for his role as Dan White. He won several awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His role as Lt. Det. Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornsen in the 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama crime film, Inherent Vice. The role earned him several prestigious awards nominations.
His stupendous performance as a ferocious villain Thanos in the Marvel’s films series Avengers: Infinity War.
Josh has worked with many brands over the years including Mercedes-Benz, Volvo S90 (voice-over) and Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘Travel Guide: Netflix’ (voice-over).
Josh Brolin Favorites
- Favorite TV Show – Apprentice
- Favorite Superheros – Thor, Hulk
- Favorite Game of Thrones Character – Tyrion Lannister
- Favorite Books – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Awareness by Anthony DeMello, 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
- Favorite Food – Banoffee pie
- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Chunky monkey
- Favorite Music Band – Pearl Jam
- Favorite Film Location – New Mexico and the Bahamas
Josh Brolin Net worth
Brolin has an estimated net worth of $35 million US dollars.
Josh Brolin Facts
He was named after the character Josh Randall played by Steve McQueen on the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958).
At his teenage years, Josh was a member of a surfing friendship group “Cito Rats”.
In an interview, Josh admitted to stealing cars to pay for his drug use, during his teenage years, but never got into it. And, said that he lost many of his friends to drug addiction.
He won the 24th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, California in April 2000.
He had once aspired to be a chef.
Josh is a huge fan of John Cassavetes.
He turned down the role of Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation (2009) which later went to Sam Worthington.
In 2008, he was one of 105 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
He loves racing cars and surfing in his free time.
He was a co-founder of the now-defunct stock trading website MarketProbability.com.
Brolin was arrested for public intoxication on New Year’s Day, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
In April 2017, Brolin signed a four-film contract with 20th Century Fox studios to portray the Marvel Comics character Nathan Summers / Cable in the X-Men film series, beginning with Deadpool 2.