Josh Brolin is an American actor. Brolin is known for his wide range of films such as The Goonies, Flirting with Disaster, Mimic, Grindhouse, No Country for Old Men, American Gangster, W., Milk, True Grit, Men in Black 3, Inherent Vice, Sicario, Hail, Deadpool 2, Caesar!, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Throughout his career, Brolin has been nominated for the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Birth Name

Josh James Brolin

Nickname

Josh

Profession

Actor

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Josh Brolin was born on 12 February 1968, in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Age

He’s currently 51 years old.

Residence

Paso Robles, California, United States

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

White

On his father’s side, Josh has German-Swiss, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Education

Josh Brolin studied at the Templeton Elementary and Templeton Middle School. He attended high school in Santa Barbara at the age of 11 or 12. While in high school, he took up an improv acting class which ultimately led to his interest in acting.

Family Details

  • Father – James Brolin (Actor)
  • Mother – Jane Cameron Agee (Actress)
  • Siblings – Jess Brolin (Younger Sister), Molly Brolin (Younger Half-Sister), Jason Gould (Older Stepbrother)
  • Others – Barbara Streisand (Stepmother)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Josh Brolin has dated –

  • Alice Adair (1988–1994) – Brolin married actress Alice Adair in 1988 and soon, the couple became parents to a son named Trevor Mansur (b. June 1988) who is an actor and producer. They also have a daughter named Eden Brolin (b. 1994) who is an actress. They were married for 6 years before getting divorced in 1994. However, Brolin maintains that the estranged couple is on friendly terms.
  • Minnie Driver (1998-2001) – Josh and Minnie Driver met on the sets of the film Slow Blow in 1998 and fell for each other right away. Minnie is a talented and versatile English actress and singer-songwriter. The couple got engaged in 2001 after dating for nearly 3 years. They were engaged for 6 months before calling it quits.

  • Diane Lane (2001–2013) – Brolin and Lane had crossed paths as teenagers when they were starting their careers but got reacquainted during a chance encounter at the premiere party of A Beautiful Mind in 2001. They dated for a year and a half before tying the knot in August 2004. In December 2004, Brolin was arrested on the account of spousal battery but Lane did not press charges on him. They were married for 9 years before heading for divorce in November 2013.

  • Kathryn Boyd (2015–Present) – Josh got engaged to his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd, who is almost 19 years younger than him, in March 2015. They eventually got married in September 2016. They are still smitten with each other and are a couple to watch out for in grand celebrity gatherings. The couple had a daughter named Westlyn Reign Brolin in 2018. This was their first child together.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 10½ inches
  • In centimeters – 179 cm
  • In meters – 1.79 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 83 kg
  • In Pounds – 183 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Salt & Pepper

Shoe Size

Unknown

Dress Size

Unknown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

  • Best known for his role as Llewelyn Moss, a Vietnam veteran, in the 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. His stellar performance in the 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, for his role as Dan White.
  • He won several awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • His role as Lt. Det. Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornsen in the 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama crime film, Inherent Vice. The role earned him several prestigious awards nominations. His stupendous performance as a ferocious villain Thanos in the Marvel’s films series Avengers: Infinity War.

Film Debut

In 1985, Josh made his theatrical film debut as Brandon “Brand” Walsh in the adventure comedy film The Goonies.

Television Debut

In 1986, Josh made his first TV show appearance in the ‘Finish Line‘ episode of Highway to Heaven as Josh Bryant.

Brand Endorsements

Josh has worked with many brands over the years including Mercedes-Benz, Volvo S90 (voice-over) and Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘Travel Guide: Netflix’ (voice-over).

Awards & Nominations

Association Year Category Nominated Work Result
Academy Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
Awards Circuit Community Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2008 Best Cast Ensemble Milk Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2001 Favorite Supporting Actor — Science Fiction Hollow Man Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards 2008 Actor of the Year American Gangster
Grindhouse
In the Valley of Elah
No Country for Old Men
Nominated
2011 Best Ensemble True Grit Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Critics Choice Movie Awards 2008 Best Acting Ensemble No Country for Old Men Nominated
2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2009 Best Acting Ensemble Milk Won
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
Denver Film Critics Society Awards 2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 2008 Best Actor W. Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Film Club’s The Lost Weekend 2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Won
Gold Derby Awards 2008 Ensemble Cast No Country for Old Men Won
2009 Ensemble Cast Milk Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards 2011 Worst Screen Couple Jonah Hex Nominated
Golden Schmoes Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor of the Year Inherent Vice Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards 2008 Actor of the Year W. Won
Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards 2015 Best Ensemble Cast Inherent Vice Won
Indiewire Critics’ Poll Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
International Cinephile Society Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
International Online Cinema Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
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
National Board of Review Awards 2007 Best Acting by an Ensemble No Country for Old Men Won
2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Won
National Society of Film Critics Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Won
North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards 2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
OFTA Film Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Satellite Awards 2007 Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama No Country for Old Men Nominated
2008 Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical W. Nominated
Saturn Awards 2015 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
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 Men Won
2009 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Milk Nominated
2009 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Milk Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Awards 2015 Best Supporting Actress Inherent Vice Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actor No Country for Old Men Nominated
2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Teen Choice Awards 2012 Choice Movie: Chemistry Men in Black 3 Nominated
2018 Choice Movie: Villain Avengers: Infinity War Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2009 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll Awards 2008 Best Supporting Actor Milk Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actor Inherent Vice Nominated
Western Heritage Awards 1993 Fictional Television Drama (actor) The Young Riders Won
2011 Theatrical Motion Picture (actor) True Grit Won

Josh Brolin Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Apprentice
  • Favorite Superheros – Thor, Hulk
  • Favorite Game of Thrones Character – Tyrion Lannister
  • Favorite Books – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Awareness by Anthony DeMello, 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • Favorite Food – Banoffee pie
  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Chunky monkey
  • Favorite Music Band – Pearl Jam
  • Favorite Film Location – New Mexico and the Bahamas

Josh Brolin Net worth

Brolin has an estimated net worth of $38 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Josh Brolin

  • As a teenager, Josh was a member of a surfing group called the “Cito Rats” in Santa Barbara.
  • His parents named him after the character Josh Randall from the series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958).
  • In 2000, Brolin won the 24th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race held in Long Beach, California.
  • He had once aspired to be a chef.
  • Josh is a huge fan of John Cassavetes.
  • He turned down the role of Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation (2009) which later went to Sam Worthington.
  • In 2008, he was one of 105 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
  • He loves racing cars and surfing in his free time.
  • 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.
  • In 2010, Josh made his directorial debut with the short film X which was shown at the annual Union City International Film Festival in New Jersey.
  • He was a co-founder of the now-defunct stock trading website MarketProbability.com.
  • Brolin was arrested for public intoxication on New Year’s Day, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
  • 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.
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