Josh Brolin

Actor, Artistic director, Director
As the son of James Brolin, stepson of Barbra Streisand and husband of Diane Lane, actor Josh Brolin forged his career in the shadow of three formidable talents. In fact, ever since his debut in "The Goonies" (1985) ... Read more »
Born: 02/12/1968 in Templeton, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hail, Caesar! 2016 (Movie)

Eddie Mannix (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Beck Weathers (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sicario 2015 (Movie)

Matt Graver (Actor)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

Dwight (Actor)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Sgt. John O'Mara (Actor)

Labor Day 2013 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Mankind The Story of All of Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Narrator

Oldboy 2013 (Movie)

Joe Doucett (Actor)

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Young Agent K (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2008, 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Untamed Americas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jonah Hex 2010 (Movie)

Jonah Hex (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The People Speak 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tillman Story 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

True Grit 2010 (Movie)

Tom Chaney (Actor)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

Bretton James (Actor)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Women in Trouble 2009 (Movie)

Nick Chapel (Actor)

Milk 2008 (Movie)

Dan White (Actor)

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Presenter

The People Speak 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

W. 2008 (Movie)

George W. Bush (Actor)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Detective Trupo (Actor)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Block (Actor)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

Chief Buchwald (Actor)

No Country for Old Men 2007 (Movie)

Llewelyn Moss (Actor)

Planet Terror 2007 (Movie)

Dr. William Block (Actor)

Coastlines 2006 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

The Dead Girl 2006 (Movie)

Tarlow (Actor)

Into the Blue 2005 (Movie)

Bates (Actor)

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Milwaukee, Minnesota 2005 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Oscar Countdown 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mister Sterling 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollow Man 2000 (Movie)

Dr Matthew Kensington (Actor)

It's The Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Picnic 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Slow Burn 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Best Laid Plans 1999 (Movie)

Bryce (Actor)

The Mod Squad 1999 (Movie)

Billy Waites (Actor)

Nightwatch 1998 (Movie)

James Gallman (Actor)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

Josh Maslow (Actor)

My Brother's War 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bed of Roses 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Winnetka Road 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Riders 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC Fall Preview 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Thrashin' 1986 (Movie)

Cory Webster (Actor)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

Brand (Actor)

Cartel (Movie)

(Actor)

Crazy for the Storm (Movie)

(Actor)

Finish Line (TV Show)

Actor

Gang in Blue (TV Show)

Actor

Prison For Children (TV Show)

Actor

Private Eye (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The People Speak 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

As the son of James Brolin, stepson of Barbra Streisand and husband of Diane Lane, actor Josh Brolin forged his career in the shadow of three formidable talents. In fact, ever since his debut in "The Goonies" (1985), Brolin languished for years in roles that were well below his station. Adding to his self-determined persona was an ability to get into occasional trouble - whether it was being mauled by a mountain lion, crashing his motorcycle weeks before shooting a major film, or making headlines with an arrest for a domestic dispute - Brolin had a knack for generating publicity in interesting ways. Meanwhile, he worked steadily throughout his career, though he suffered a string of mediocre movies that included "The Road Killers" (1994), "The Mod Squad" (1999) and "Hollow Man" (2000). But he began to step away from such lowbrow fare with a turn in Woody Allen's serio-comedy "Melinda and Melinda" (2005) and eventually broke free with his acclaimed performance in the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men" (2007). He played a crooked cop in "American Gangster" (2007), the bumbling President of the United States in "W." (2008), and San Francisco politician and assassin Dan White in "Milk" (2008). Though he stumbled a bit as the lead in "Jonah Hex" (2010), Brolin rebounded with "True Grit" (2010), proving that his transformation into a highly sought after leading man was no fluke.

Relationships

Alice Adair Actor

Wife
Met in 1987 while both were working on "Private Eye" (ABC) Married in 1988 Divorced in 1992

Jane Agee

Mother
Born in 1939 Met Brolin's father James when she worked as assistant casting director on the TV series "Batman" (ABC); married from 1967-85; worked with the Department of Fish and Game, reclaiming animals that had been illegally taken out of the wild Died at age 55 when she drove her car into a tree in February 1995

James Brolin Actor

Father
Born July 18, 1940

Trevor Brolin

Son
Born June 26, 1988; mother, Alice Adair

Jess Brolin

Brother
Born Feb. 7, 1972

Molly Brolin

Half-Sister
Born Nov. 28, 1987 to James Brolin and Jan Smithers

Eden Brolin

Daughter
Born c. 1994; mother, Alice Adair

Minnie Driver Actor

Companion
Began dating in 1998 Acted together in "Slow Burn" (2000) Announced engagement in April 2001 Split October 2001

Jason Gould Actor

Step-Brother
Born Dec. 29, 1966 to Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould; played Streisand's son in "The Prince of Tides" (1991)

Eleanor Lambert

Step-Daughter
Born Sept. 5, 1993 to Diane Lane and Christopher Lambert

Diane Lane Actor

Wife
Began dating January 2002 Engaged July 2003 Married Aug. 15, 2004 at Brolin's Central California Ranch She filed for divorce Feb. 15, 2013 Announced split Feb. 21, 2013

Barbra Streisand Actor

Step-Mother
Born April 24, 1942; married James Brolin on July 1, 1998

EDUCATION

Studied acting with Stella Adler

Milestones

2013

Played Sgt. John O'Mara opposite "Milk" co-star Sean Penn in crime drama "Gangster Squad"

2013

Starred in Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy"

2012

Reunited with Tommy Lee Jones, playing the younger version of Jones' Agent K in "Men in Black III"

2010

Played the title character in the Western action/drama "Jonah Hex" opposite Megan Fox and John Malkovich

2010

Co-starred in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," the sequel to his 1987 Academy Award-winning film

2010

Played a drifter named Tom Chaney in the Western written and directed by the Coen brothers "True Grit"

2008

Portrayed George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's controversial film "W." about the 43rd President of the United States

2008

Co-starred in Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic "Milk" as city supervisor Dan White, who assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone; earned SAG and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor

2007

Played a crooked narcotics agent in Ridley Scott's drug dealer epic "American Gangster"

2007

Starred in "Planet Terror," Robert Rodriguez's half of the gore-tastic double feature "Grind House," a collaboration with Quentin Tarantino

2007

Co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men"

2005

Appeared in the Steven Spielberg-produced TNT miniseries "Into the West"

2005

Cast in the Woody Allen comedy "Melinda and Melinda"

2003

Cast as the title character on NBC's short-lived drama "Mister Sterling"

2002

Co-starred opposite Timothy Olyphant in Victor Nunez' "Coastlines"

2000

Portrayed Kevin Bacon's scientist rival in Paul Verhoeven's "The Hollow Man"

2000

Made Broadway debut in revival of Sam Shepard's "True West"; alternated leading role of brothers with co-star Elias Koteas

2000

Starred opposite Gretchen Mol in the CBS remake of "Picnic"

1999

Landed featured role as a shallow, self-centered academic caught accused of assaulting a young woman in "Best Laid Plans"

1999

Played the former druggie boyfriend of Claire Danes' Julie in the film adaptation of the classic TV series "The Mod Squad"

1998

Cast in the thriller "Nightwatch," a remake of the 1995 Danish film "Nattevagten" (1994); film reteamed him with Arquette

1998

Cast in his father's directorial debut "My Brother's War," a political thriller set in Northen Ireland; father also acted in film

1997

Turned up as a wise-acre lab rat in "Mimic"

1996

Co-starred in "Flirting With Disaster" as a bisexual cop who, in a memorable sex scene, licks Patricia Arquette's armpit

1994

Cast as a cop romancing two women on the short-lived NBC primetime soap opera "Winnetka Road"

1989

Played a young Wild Bill Hickock in "The Young Riders" (ABC); father directed him in one episode

1989

Played opposite his father James Brolin (as father and son) in TNT movie "Finish Line"

1987

Made TV acting debut in the movie "Prison for Children" (CBS)

1987

Debut as series regular on the short-lived "Private Eye" (NBC)

1986

Starred in the skateboarding drama "Thrashin'"

1985

Feature debut in the Richard Donner-directed movie "Goonies," penned by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg

Co-founded the Reflections Festival at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester, NY and worked there five years as an artistic director, acting in, and directing productions

Raised in California

Bonus Trivia

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On Dec. 19, 2004, Brolin was arrested on suspicion of battery for allegedly beating his wife of four months, Oscar nominated actress Diane Lane. A spokeswoman for the couple said the incident was a "misunderstanding" and that Lane was not filing charges.

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On July 12, 2008, Brolin was arrested along with actor Jeffrey Wright and five other crew members of "W" after an altercation at the Stray Cat Bar in Shreveport, LA. Brolin was released after posting a cash bond of $334. Charges were later dropped.

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Brolin was arrested on Jan. 1, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA for public intoxication. The actor was not given a citation.

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