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Josh Brolin Biography

Birth Name:
Josh Brolin
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Made his film debut in 1985's The Goonies as jock Brand Walsh
  • Played in a punk band in high school
  • Was reportedly offered the role of Tom Hanson in 21 Jump Street, but turned it down to star in the short-lived series Private Eye
  • Johnny Depp took the part instead
  • In 2000, won the 24th annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, an event his father won in 1978
  • Got interested in stock trading in 2006
  • Was in a motorcycle accident a few weeks before filming began on 2007's No Country for Old Men, but used the pain from his cracked collarbone to connect with his character, who is shot in the film
  • Has supported various charities to protect the oceans, including Surfrider and Oceana, since he's a longtime surfer

Awards

  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2008Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2008Vancouver Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2008National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2008New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2008Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated

Relationships