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Josh Brolin is proof that even the most stellar Hollywood pedigree is no guarantee of instant stardom. Born Feb. 12, 1968, in Los Angeles, the son of actor James Brolin rejected the entertainment business early on, but a role in a high school production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" awakened his latent acting gene.

After making his film debut as Brand Walsh in The Goonies (1985), Brolin landed a starring role in the TV Western series "The Young Riders." He worked consistently over the next two decades, appearing in films such as Flirting with Disaster, The Mod Squad and Hollow Man.

In 2007, Brolin captured the public's attention with strong performances in Grindhouse: Planet Terror, In the Valley of Elah, American Gangster and the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. He continued the streak in 2008, playing the title role in Oliver Stone's W. and appearing opposite Sean Penn in Milk, earning him his first Oscar nod.

Josh Brolin in Sicario

Sicario

2015 R

Recruited to assist in an undercover operation targeting a Mexican drug lord, federal agent Kate Macy finds her moral standards put to the test when she's plunged into the middle of a plan that goes beyond the boundaries of the law.

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  • Josh Brolin in The Goonies The Goonies
  • Josh Brolin in No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men
  • Josh Brolin in Men in Black 3 Men in Black 3
  • Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad Gangster Squad
  • Josh Brolin in Everest Everest
  • Josh Brolin in Inherent Vice Inherent Vice
  • Josh Brolin in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Josh Brolin in American Gangster American Gangster
  • Josh Brolin in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Josh Brolin in Labor Day Labor Day
  • Josh Brolin in Hollow Man Hollow Man
  • Josh Brolin in Into the Blue Into the Blue
  • Josh Brolin in Milk Milk
  • Josh Brolin in Bed of Roses Bed of Roses
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  • Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex Jonah Hex
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  • Josh Brolin in Coastlines Coastlines
  • Josh Brolin in W. W.
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  • Josh Brolin in Road Killers Road Killers
  • Josh Brolin in Melinda and Melinda Melinda and Melinda
  • Josh Brolin in Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh
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  • Josh Brolin in The People Speak The People Speak
  • Josh Brolin in Thrashin' Thrashin'
  • Josh Brolin in The Young Riders The Young Riders
  • Josh Brolin in Gang in Blue Gang in Blue
  • Josh Brolin in My Brother's War My Brother's War
  • Josh Brolin in It's the Rage It's the Rage
  • Josh Brolin in Slow Burn Slow Burn
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