Joshua James Brolin born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. He 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), and Men in Black 3 (2012). He has also appeared in films such as Oldboy (2013), Inherent Vice (2014), Everest (2015), Sicario (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Deadpool 2 (2018) in addition to playing Marvel Comics supervillain Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the MCU, he appeared as Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and later starring in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). In 2021, he returned to provide the voice for an alternate timeline version of Thanos in the animated series What If…? and portrayed Gurney Halleck in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune (2021) and in the upcoming sequel in 2023. In 2022, he starred in the supernatural mystery series Outer Range.
He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nomination for an Academy Award.
Brolin was born on February 12, 1968, 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. Brolin was raised on a ranch in Templeton, California, with little exposure to his father’s acting career. His parents divorced in 1984, when he was 16 years old.
Brolin said in a 2014 interview that during his youth, he was a member of a surfing friendship group who called themselves the “Cito Rats”. In his description of the group, he said, “It was Santa Barbara. It was the ’80s. It was punk rock. You either had the children of rich, neglectful parents or children of poor, so it was a mix. But we basically grew up the same way. I’ve never seen a group like that before or since.” He admitted to stealing cars to pay for his drug use, which included heroin, a drug that he explained he did not like: “I mean, I never got into it and I never died from it, which is a good thing. I’ve had 19 friends who died. Most of those guys I grew up with, they’re all dead now.”
Marriages and family
Brolin was married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 until 1994; they have two children, son Trevor and daughter Eden, both actors. He was engaged to actress Minnie Driver for six months. He married actress Diane Lane on August 15, 2004. Brolin and Lane divorced in 2013.
In March 2013, Brolin began dating his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd. They became engaged in March 2015. The couple married on September 24, 2016, and announced on May 29, 2018, that they were expecting their first child. Brolin announced through Instagram on November 4, 2018, that Boyd had given birth to a daughter. Their second daughter was born on December 25, 2020.
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.
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. 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.” Charges against all seven men were later dropped by Shreveport prosecutors.
Brolin was arrested for public intoxication on New Year’s Day 2013 in Santa Monica, California. 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 twenties. All the impact that had on me that I hadn’t moved past; I was always such a mama’s boy. But I realized that I was on a destructive path. I knew that I had to change and mature.
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.” He was also co-founder of a now defunct stock trading website.
Josh Brolin Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|Josh Brolin Biodata and Biography|
|Name||Josh James Brolin|
|Date Of Birth||5 February 1968|
|Age||55 Years (as in 2023)|
|Profession / Occupation||Actor (American, English)|
|Height / Weight||5′ 10” / 77kg|
|First Movie||The Goonies (1985)|
|First Debut||Actor: The Goonies (1985)TV Actor: Highway to Heaven (1986)|
|Money Factor||Net Worth: $35 million|
|Josh Brolin Family and Relatives|
|Mother||Jane Cameron Agee, Barbra Streisand (Stepmother)|
|Wife||Alice Adair (m. 1988; div. 1994)|
Diane Lane (m. 2004; div. 2013)
Kathryn Boyd (m. 2016)
|Daughters||Eden Brolin, Westlyn Reign Brolin|
|Girlfriends/ Affairs||Minnie Driver (2001)|
|Josh Brolin Height, Weight and Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimetres||179 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.79 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5′ 10”|
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
|Biceps Size||14 inches|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Josh Brolin Favorites|
|Favorite Colour||Black and Blue|
|Favorite Actor||Matt Damon|
|Favorite Actress||Charlize Theron|
|Favorite Food||Mexican Food, Banoffee pie|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Acting, Reading|
|Favorite Director||Not Known|
|Favorite Car Collections||Not Known|
|Josh Brolin Education School and Colleges|
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
|School||Santa Barbara High School|
Templeton High School
|College / University||Not Known|
|Josh Brolin Residence and Contact Address|
|Birth Place||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Home Town||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Present Residence||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|House Address||Santa Monica, California, USA|
Childhood & Early Life
He was born on February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California to actor James Brolin and wildlife activist Jane Cameron (Agee). He spent his childhood on a ranch in California with hardly any link with his father’s professional life.
During early 80s his parents got divorced when he was sixteen years of age. He got used to drugs and later revealed that he used to steal cars to bear his drug expenses.
His passion for acting developed while in high school. To pursue a career in acting he moved to Los Angeles and stayed with his father while taking acting lessons from the renowned Stella Adler.
In 1995, his mother succumbed to a car accident that co-incidentally happened on his twenty-seventh birthday.
His father married famous actress and singer Barbra Streisand in 1998.
In 1985, he made his debut in the big screen with the Richard Donner film, ‘The Goonies’ which became a hit garnering over $60 million.
His second film ‘Thrashin’ was premiered in 1986 and considering his acting in the film as “horrendous”, he took a long gap from film acting.
He made his television debut in 1987 with ‘Private Eye’, a historical crime drama series. In that year he appeared in one of the episodes of ‘21 Jump Street’, a police procedural series.
He performed on stage for many years along with Anthony Zerbe in Rochester, New York.
He earned recognition playing James Butler Hickok in the television series, ‘The Young Riders’ which remained one of his noted roles. Starting on September 20, 1989, the series which was co-directed by his father ran for three seasons and ended on July 23, 1992.
He returned to the big screen with the 1994 film ‘The Road Killers’ and followed up with the romantic film ‘Bed of Roses’ in 1996.
His television performances from mid-nineties onwards include television films, ‘Gang in Blue’ (1997) and ‘Picnic’ (2000) and TV series ‘Mister Sterling’ (2003) and ‘Into the West’ (2005) among others.
Although a few films old, he could not attract much attention before his breakthrough film ‘Flirting With Disaster’, a comedy released in 1996. He brilliantly essayed the character of Tony Kent, a gay cop in the David O. Russell movie which led him to take up roles of different genres.
His other films during the late 90s include science fiction horror film “Mimic’ and the thriller ‘Nightwatch’ in 1997 and ‘The Mod Squad’, ‘Best Laid Plans’ and ‘It’s the Rage’ in 1999 but nothing really struck.
Early 2000s saw him doing several films including ‘Hollow Man’ (2000), ‘Melinda and Melinda’ (2005) and ‘The Dead Girl’ (2006) among others without much success, although ‘Hollow Man’ earned him first ever award nomination.
His career in films really took off from 2007 when he earned acclaim for his performances. The films include horror flick, ‘Grindhouse’ (Segment: ‘Planet Terror’), where he played Dr. William Block, a villainous character and a crime epic “American Gangstar’ where he played Trupo, a corrupt officer. He also essayed the role of an honest cop in ‘In the Valley of Elah’, an Iraq War drama.
Eventually, he came to limelight when he landed up with a lead role in the 2007 Ethan and Joel Coen film ‘No Country for Old Men’. His portrayal of a cowboy, Llewelyn Moss in the film remains one of his best portrayals earning him several award nominations.
Two of his most remarkable films followed in 2008 – the first being a satirical biopic of President George W. Bush, ‘W’, a film by Oliver Stone where Brolin played George W. Bush. The film earned him accolades apart from several award nominations. The second one a Gus Van Sant film, ‘Milk’ a biopic on activist Harvey Milk saw him playing Dan White, a weak and bitter politician of San Francisco. He received several awards and a nomination for the ‘SAG Awards’ along with his first ever ‘Academy Awards’ nomination for the performance.
He was the executive producer and also a performer, playing himself, in the 2009 documentary film, ‘The People Speak’ which was based on ‘A People’s History of the United States’, a non-fiction by American historian Howard Zinn.
He was the writer-director of the short film ‘X’ which became the inaugural film in New Jersey’s ‘Union City International Film Festival’.
His other notable films include ‘True Grit’ (2010), ‘Men in Black 3’ (2012), ‘Gangster Squad’ (2013), ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ (2014) and ‘Inherent Vice’ (2014) among others.
He lent his voice as villain Thanos for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014 and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, the two superhero films.
He will be seen in Coen brothers upcoming comedy film, ‘Hail, Caesar!’ in the role of Eddie Mannix, a fixer, starring with George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and others. On February 11, 2016, the film is slated to open the ‘66th Berlin International Film Festival’.