Josh Brolin is an American actor and producer.

Early years

Brolin was born February 12, 1968. in Santa Monica, California.

His father was an actor James Brolin but he grew up away from the movie world.

His parents divorced when he was 16 years old and he was moving to one another frequently.

In high school he took an acting class to see what it was like and became very interested in acting.

Career development

His first major role was as the older brother in the film „The Goonies“ in 1985.

After that he acted in „The Young Riders“ in 1985. where his father, James Brolin, was one of the directors.

That was the same year that his father married his third wife, singer and an actress Barbra Streisand.

Since then he has appeared in a lot of movies but he didn’t hit the spotlight with them: „The Road Killers“, „Gang in Blue“,“Bed of Roses“…

In  2007.Brolin finally received praise for his films: he took a supporting role in the Quentin Tarantino’s „Grindhouse“ which introduced him to the public.

After that followed other well received films:“ In the Valley of Elah“ with Tommy Lee Jones, „American Gangsters“ with Denzell Washington and Russell Crowe…

But with Brother Coen’s „No Land for Old Men“ Josh has struck gold.

This film won four Oscars and has put him on the cover of magazines.

His fellow actor in this film, Javier Bardem, is his best friend until today.

He earned himself  an Oscar nomination for a role of a politician in the film“ Milk“ in 2008. and Brolin received even more praise for his role of the president  George Bush in the Oliver Stone’ s  film simply called  „W“.

This two films were his biggest successes until then.

In 2009. Brolin produced and acted in a documentary „The People Speak“.

His second collaboration with legendary director Oliver Stone was for the movie „Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps“ in 2010. where he had a big role portraying a Wall Street banker and also the main negative character.

He appeared in a film „You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger“ in 2010.directed by Woody Allen.

In 2011.he had a role in „Men in Black 3“ acting as a goverment agent.

Personal life

Brolin was married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 until 1994 and  they have two children.

In 2001. He announced engagment to an actress Minnie Driver but they split up before anything serious happened.

Later he married actress Diane Lane in 2004  and divorced her in 2013.

In 2015, Brolin became engaged to his former assistant and model Kathryn Boyd and they got married a year late, in 2016.

Philantropic work 

He is involved in helping many organizations including: Artists for Peace and Justice, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Keep a Child Alive and Oceana.

Quick Summary 

Full name: Josh James Brolin

Date of birth: February 12, 1968

Birth place: Santa Monica, California

Age: 49

Profession: actor

Height: 1,79 m

Weight: 80 kgs

Net worth: $35 million