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Academy Award nominated actor JOSH BROLIN (Matt Graver), one of Hollywood's top
leading men, continues to balance challenging roles in both mainstream studio
productions as well as thought-provoking independents.
Brolin can currently be seen as super-villain Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War,
which was released by Disney on April 27, 2018, and opposite Ryan Reynolds in
Deadpool 2, starring as Deadpool's nemesis Cable; 20th Century Fox released the
latter film on May 18, 2018.
Brolin most recently led an all-star cast in Joseph Kosinski's film Only the
Brave, the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew of
firefighters who fought the Yarndell Hill fire June 2013. The film was released
by Columbia Pictures in 2017.
Other recent credits include Joel and Ethan Coen's comedy Hail, Caesar!,
opposite George Clooney, Channing Tatum, and Tilda Swinton; Everest, opposite
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes. Based on the book Into Thin Air,
the film recounts the devastating events which occurred as a group of hikers
attempted to conquer that summit in 1996; Robert Rodriguez & Frank
Miller-directed Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For; Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent
Vice, an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon detective novel of the same name
alongside an all-star cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and
He starred in the Coen Brothers' True Grit, which was nominated for 10 Academy
Awards including Best Picture, and Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never
Sleeps opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas. He received rave reviews for
his portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's biopic, W.
In 2008, Brolin was nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild
Award, and received awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the
National Board of Review for his portrayal of Dan White in Gus Van Sant's
acclaimed film Milk.
Prior to that, Brolin earned a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of an ensemble
for his work in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, which won four
Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Additionally, Brolin
starred in Ridley Scott's blockbuster American Gangster and was nominated for a
Screen Actors Guild Award as part of this ensemble.
Other film credits include: Labor Day directed by Jason Reitman; Spike Lee's Old
Boy; Gangster Squad; Men in Black 3; Planet Terror; part of the critically
acclaimed Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double feature, Grindhouse; You
Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger opposite Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts; In the
Valley of Elah; John Stockwell's Into the Blue; Victor Nunez's Coastlines; Paul
Verhoeven's blockbuster hit, Hollow Man; Scott Silver's Mod Squad; Ole
Bornedal's psychological thriller Nightwatch; Best Laid Plans opposite Reese
Witherspoon, produced by Mike Newell; All the Rage; and Guillermo Del Toro's
science-fiction thriller, Mimic. Brolin also received recognition from critics
and audiences in David O. Russell's Flirting with Disaster, portraying a
bisexual federal agent alongside an outstanding ensemble cast led by Ben
Stiller. Brolin made his feature film debut starring in the action-comedy
classic Goonies, directed by Richard Donner for producer Steven Spielberg.
On television, Brolin made his mark as a series regular in the popular ABC
series "The Young Riders," as well as "Private Eye" for NBC and "Winnetka Road"
for CBS. Brolin also received critical praise in the TNT epic miniseries Into
the West, opposite Beau Bridges, Gary Busey and Jessica Capshaw. In addition,
Brolin starred in the title role of NBC's acclaimed political drama, Mr.
As a producer, Brolin joined Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard
Zinn, in a documentary entitled The People Speak, based on Zinn's influential
1980 book A People's History of the United States. The film, which aired on the
History Channel in 2009, looked at America's struggles with war, class, race,
and women's rights, and featured readings by Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, and
David Strathairn, among others. Brolin made his directing debut in 2008 with a
short-entitled X, which he also wrote and produced. It premiered at the Santa
Barbara International Film Festival before screening at such festivals as South
by Southwest and the AFI Dallas Film Festival.
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