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Brolin at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
Joshua James Brolin

(1968-02-12) February 12, 1968 (age 51)
Education Templeton High School
Santa Barbara High School
Years active1984–present
Alice Adair
(m. 1988;div. 1994)

Diane Lane
(m. 2004;div. 2013)

Kathryn Boyd(m. 2016)

Joshua James Brolin [1] ( /ˈbrlɪn/ ; born February 12, 1968) [2] is an American actor. Brolin has appeared in films such as The Goonies (1985), Mimic (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Grindhouse (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), American Gangster (2007), W. (2008), Milk (2008), True Grit (2010), Men in Black 3 (2012), Inherent Vice (2014), Sicario (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Deadpool 2 (2018).

<i>The Goonies</i> 1985 American film directed by Richard Donner

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film co-produced and directed by Richard Donner from a screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. In the film, a band of kids who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and in doing so, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves.

<i>Mimic</i> (film) 1997 science fiction horror film by Guillermo del Toro

Mimic is a 1997 American science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro based on Donald A. Wollheim's short story of the same name, and starring Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini and F. Murray Abraham. The film features Norman Reedus in his Hollywood debut.

<i>Hollow Man</i> 2000 film directed by Paul Verhoeven

Hollow Man is a 2000 science fiction horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin, a story inspired by H. G. Wells' novel The Invisible Man. Bacon portrays the titular character, a scientist who volunteers to be the first human test subject for an invisibility serum. When his fellow scientists are unable to restore him back to normal, he eventually becomes violently insane and goes on a killing spree. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2001, losing to Gladiator.


Brolin began portraying the role of Marvel Comics super villain Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making his first appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). [lower-alpha 1] He appears in another mid-credits scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He reprised the role as the primary antagonist in both Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Marvel Comics Company that publishes comic books and related media

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Thanos Supervillain appearing in Marvel Comics publications and related media

Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by writer/artist Jim Starlin, first appeared in The Invincible Iron Man #55. Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe and has clashed with many heroes including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Media franchise and shared fictional universe based on Marvel Comics characters

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Brolin has been nominated for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

Critics Choice Movie Awards

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and the resulting nominees are announced in December. The winners chosen by subsequent voting are revealed at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January. Additionally, special awards are given out at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors.

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Early life

Brolin was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Jane Cameron (Agee), a wildlife activist who was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and actor James Brolin. [3] [4] Brolin was raised on a ranch in Templeton, California, [5] with little exposure to his father's acting career. [6] [ full citation needed ] His parents divorced in 1984, when he was 16 years old.

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Brolin at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival Josh Brolin (Berlin Film Festival 2011).jpg
Brolin at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival

Brolin started his career in TV films and guest roles on TV shows before landing a more notable role as Brandon Walsh in the Richard Donner-directed film The Goonies (1985). [6] [ full citation needed ] He was considered for the role of Tom Hanson in the series 21 Jump Street ; he and Johnny Depp were the finalists for the role, and the two became close and remained friends. The role ultimately went to Depp. [8] [9] Brolin guest-starred in an episode of the show in its first season. [10]

Richard Donner film director

Richard Donner is an American director and producer of film and television. After directing the horror film The Omen (1976), Donner became famous for directing the first modern superhero film, Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve.

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Brolin implied that he turned away from film acting for years after the premiere of his second film, Thrashin' , where he witnessed what he called "horrendous" acting on his part. [11] For several years, he appeared in stage roles in Rochester, New York, often alongside mentor and friend Anthony Zerbe. One of Brolin's more prominent roles early in his career was that of "Wild Bill" Hickok in the ABC western TV series The Young Riders , which lasted three seasons (1989–92). [6] [ full citation needed ] Two other TV series he was involved in include the Aaron Spelling production Winnetka Road (1994) and Mister Sterling (2003), both of which were cancelled after a few episodes.

Brolin at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival JoshBrolinSept10TIFF.jpg
Brolin at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Brolin's film work consists of many villainous roles in late-2000s/early-2010s films, including Planet Terror (one of two feature-length segments of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez collaboration Grindhouse ), Gus Van Sant's Milk , American Gangster , and Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps . [6] [ full citation needed ] He also played the lead role in the Coen brothers' Academy Award-winning film No Country for Old Men .

In 2008, Brolin also starred in another Oliver Stone film, W. , a biopic about key events in the life of President George W. Bush. [6] [ full citation needed ] [12] Stone pursued an initially hesitant Brolin for the role. He said of his decision to cast Brolin in the leading role: [13]

Brolin received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk as city supervisor Dan White, who assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. [14] He made news by wearing a White Knot to the Academy Awards ceremony to demonstrate solidarity with the marriage equality movement. [15] Brolin told an interviewer that co-star Sean Penn, who portrayed Milk, decided to dispel any nerves the actors had about playing gay men by "grabbing the bull by the horns". At the first cast dinner, which included castmates James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Diego Luna, "[Penn] walked right up and grabbed me and planted a huge one right on my lips," Brolin said. [13] Brolin has received critical acclaim for his performance and, in addition to his Oscar nomination, received NYFCC and NBR Awards for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

In 2010, Brolin portrayed the titular character in Jonah Hex , based on the DC Comics' character with the same name. [16] Brolin later played the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones's character Kevin Brown / Agent K in Men in Black 3 (2012), [17] and in 2013 starred in the film Gangster Squad , portraying a fictional World War II veteran named John O'Mara. [18]

Brolin was one of the actors who was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne / Batman in the DC Extended Universe, a deal which would have begun with Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , but Ben Affleck was chosen for the role instead. [19] The following year, it was announced that Brolin would play Thanos within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He portrays the character through motion capture performance, as well as voice acting. He cameoed as the character in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and then reprised Thanos in a starring role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and 2019's Avengers: Endgame , which were filmed back-to-back. [20]

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. 2018's Deadpool 2 is his first installment within that contract. He is set to reprise his role in Fox's planned X-Force movie.

Writing and directing

In 2009, Brolin executive produced and performed in The People Speak , a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States . [21]

Brolin wrote and directed the short film X, as his directorial debut. The film, about an inmate who escapes prison to reunite with his daughter and search for her murdered mother, was the opening film at the first annual Union City International Film Festival in Union City, New Jersey in December 2010. [22] [23] [24]

Personal life

Marriages and family

Brolin with then-wife Diane Lane in December 2009 DianeLaneJoshBrolinDec09.jpg
Brolin with then-wife Diane Lane in December 2009

Brolin was married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 until 1994; [25] they have two children. He was engaged to actress Minnie Driver for six months. [25] He married actress Diane Lane on August 15, 2004. [26] Brolin and Lane divorced in 2013. [27] In March 2015, Brolin became engaged to his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd. [28] The couple married on September 24, 2016 [29] and announced on May 29, 2018 that they are expecting their first child together. [30] Brolin announced through Instagram on November 4, 2018 that Boyd had given birth to their daughter and first child together, Westlyn Reign Brolin. [31] [32] [33]

On December 20, 2004, Brolin's wife at the time, Diane Lane, called the police after an altercation with him, and he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Lane declined to press charges and the couple's spokesman characterized the incident as a misunderstanding. [34]

On July 12, 2008, Brolin was arrested after an altercation at the Stray Cat Bar in Shreveport, Louisiana, along with actor Jeffrey Wright and five other men who were crew members of W. Brolin was released after posting a cash bond of $334. [35] [36] Brolin said to a reporter, "It was nice to be in jail knowing that I hadn't done anything wrong. And it was maddening to be in jail knowing that I hadn't done anything wrong." [13] Charges against all seven men were later dropped by Shreveport prosecutors. [37]

Brolin was arrested for public intoxication on New Year's Day, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. [38] [39] The remainder of 2013 proved very difficult for him, and he later explained: "Well, it was another turning point. It made me think of a lot of things. My mom dying when I was in my 20s. All the impact that had on me that I hadn't moved past; I was always such a momma's boy. But I realized that I was on a destructive path. I knew that I had to change and mature." [7]

Business interests

Brolin commenced in stock trading in his mid-20s and briefly considered quitting acting. In 2014, he explained he made a large amount of money over a three-year period: "Fear and greed, that's all that there is. And I traded very specifically. I found momentum stocks that had room to breathe and I just grab a little of the breath." [7] He was also co-founder of a now defunct stock trading website. [40]



1985 The Goonies Brandon "Brand" Walsh Richard Donner
1986 Thrashin' Corey Webster David Winters
1994The Road KillersTom
1996 Bed of Roses Danny Michael Goldenberg
Flirting with Disaster Tony Kent David O. Russell
1997 Mimic Josh Guillermo del Toro
My Brother's War Pete James Brolin
Nightwatch James Gallman Ole Bornedal
1999 The Mod Squad Billy Waites Scott Silver
Best Laid Plans Bryce Mike Barker
It's the Rage Tennel James D. Stern
2000 Hollow Man Matt Kensington Paul Verhoeven
Slow Burn DusterChristian Ford Direct-to-DVD
2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota GaryAllan Mindel
2004 Melinda and Melinda Greg Earlinger Woody Allen
2005 Into the Blue Derek Bates John Stockwell
2006 The Dead Girl Tarlow Karen Moncrieff
2007 Grindhouse Dr. William Block Robert Rodriguez Segment: Planet Terror
In the Valley of Elah Chief Buchwald Paul Haggis
No Country for Old Men Llewelyn Moss Joel and Ethan Coen
American Gangster Det. Reno Trupo Ridley Scott
2008 W. George W. Bush Oliver Stone
Milk Dan White Gus Van Sant
2009 Women in Trouble Nick Chapel Sebastian Gutierrez
The People Speak Himself Howard Zinn, Chris Moore and Anthony ArnoveDocumentary; also producer
2010 Jonah Hex Jonah Hex Jimmy Hayward
The Tillman Story Narrator Amir Bar-Lev Documentary [41]
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger RoyWoody Allen
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Bretton JamesOliver Stone
True Grit Tom ChaneyJoel and Ethan Coen
2012 Men in Black 3 Young Agent K Barry Sonnenfeld
2013 Gangster Squad John O'Mara Ruben Fleischer
Oldboy Joe Doucett Spike Lee
Labor Day Frank Chambers Jason Reitman
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Dwight McCarthy Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller
Inherent Vice Lt. Det. Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen Paul Thomas Anderson
Guardians of the Galaxy Thanos James Gunn Uncredited cameo
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon
Sicario Matt Graver Denis Villeneuve
Everest Beck Weathers Baltasar Kormákur
2016 Hail, Caesar! Eddie Mannix Joel and Ethan Coen
2017 Only the Brave Eric "Supe" Marsh Joseph Kosinski
2018 The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter Buck Ferguson Jody Hill
Deadpool 2 Cable David Leitch
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Matt Graver Stefano Sollima
Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Anthony and Joe Russo
2019 Avengers: Endgame
2020 Dune Gurney Halleck Denis VilleneuvePost-production
TBA Flag Day TBA Sean Penn Filming


1986 Highway to Heaven Josh BryantEpisode: "Finish Line" [42]
1987-1988 Private Eye Johnny Betz12 episodes
1987 21 Jump Street Taylor RolatorEpisode: "My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
1989 Finish Line GlennTelevision film
1989-1992 The Young Riders James Butler Hickok 67 episodes
1994 Winnetka Road Jack Passion6 episodes
1995 The Outer Limits Jack PierceEpisode: "Virtual Future"
1997 Gang in Blue Keith DeBrulerTelevision film
2000PicnicHal CarterTelevision film
2003 Mister Sterling Senator Bill Sterling 10 episodes
2005 Into the West Jedediah Smith Episode: "Wheel to the Stars"
2008-2012 Saturday Night Live Himself / Host2 episodes
2012 Mankind: The Story of All of Us Narrator12 episodes
2019Random ActsThanos (voice)Episode: "Showdown"
2021 What If...? Guest role
In voice recording process


2000 True West Austin (replacement) Circle in the Square Theatre replaced Philip Seymour Hoffman June 21 – July 29

Awards and nominations

AssociationYearCategoryNominated WorkResult
Academy Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
Awards Circuit Community Awards2008Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2008Best Cast EnsembleMilkNominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2001 Favorite Supporting Actor — Science Fiction Hollow Man Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards2008Actor of the Year American Gangster
In the Valley of Elah
No Country for Old Men
2011Best Ensemble True Grit Nominated
2015Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Critics Choice Movie Awards 2008 Best Acting Ensemble No Country for Old MenNominated
2009 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
2009 Best Acting Ensemble MilkWon
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
Denver Film Critics Society Awards2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 2008 Best Actor W.Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Film Club's The Lost Weekend2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceWon
Gold Derby Awards 2008 Ensemble Cast No Country for Old MenWon
2009 Ensemble Cast MilkNominated
Golden Raspberry Awards 2011 Worst Screen Couple (shared with Megan Fox ) Jonah Hex Nominated
Golden Schmoes Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor of the Year Inherent ViceNominated
Hollywood Film Awards 2008 Actor of the Year W. Won
Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Independent Spirit Awards 2015 Best Ensemble Cast Inherent ViceWon
Indiewire Critics' Poll Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
International Cinephile Society Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
International Online Cinema Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
International Online Film Critics Poll Awards 2009 Best Lead Actor W.Nominated
Irish Film and Television Awards 2009 Best International Actor W.Nominated
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2009 Actor of the Year W.Nominated
MTV Movie + TV Awards 2018 Best Villain Avengers: Infinity War Nominated
2019 Avengers: Endgame Won
National Board of Review Awards 2007 Best Acting by an Ensemble No Country for Old MenWon
2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkWon
National Society of Film Critics Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkWon
North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards2015Best Supporting ActorInherent ViceNominated
OFTA Film Awards2009Best Supporting ActorMilkNominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Satellite Awards 2007 Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama No Country for Old MenNominated
2008 Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical W.Nominated
Saturn Awards 2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
2019Avengers: Infinity WarWon
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American Gangster Nominated
2008 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture No Country for Old MenWon
2009 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role MilkNominated
2009Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMilkNominated
Seattle Film Critics Awards2015Best Supporting ActressInherent ViceNominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actor No Country for Old MenNominated
2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Teen Choice Awards 2012Choice Movie: Chemistry (shared with Will Smith) Men in Black 3 Nominated
2018Choice Movie: Villain Avengers: Infinity War Nominated
2019Choice Movie: Villain Avengers: Endgame Won
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
Village Voice Film Poll Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor MilkNominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent ViceNominated
Western Heritage Awards 1993Fictional Television Drama (actor) The Young Riders Won
2011Theatrical Motion Picture (actor)True GritWon


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Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are American superhero films based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. They are the sequels to Marvel's The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and serve as the nineteenth and twenty-second films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), respectively. Both films are directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from screenplays by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and feature an ensemble cast composed of many previous MCU actors.

Thor (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fictional character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Thor Odinson is a character portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film franchise, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. In the films, Thor is known as the "God of Thunder", and is one of the most powerful of the Asgardians, an alien civilization with long ties to Earth, who are therefore considered by some on Earth to be gods.


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