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Josh Brolin

Highest Rated:   95% True Grit (2010)
Lowest Rated:   3% The Mod Squad (1999)
Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
Rugged leading man Josh Brolin was raised on a horse ranch in California, a fact that would come to inform his persona as an actor in years to come. But when the 17 year old made his big-screen debut in 1985's The Goonies, most viewers knew him as the son of actor James Brolin. The younger Brolin didn't shy away from his Hollywood roots, and when he relocated to L.A. to pursue an acting career, he moved in with his dad while he studied the craft under the esteemed Stella Adler. He soon followed his appearance in The Goonies with a lead role in the series Private Eye, and though the show didn't last, Brolin decided to stay in TV, starring in the Western series Young Riders. The show ended its three-year run in 1992, when Brolin's marriage to Alice Adair ended as well, and Brolin seemed intent on flying under the radar for the next several years, pursuing mostly smaller, independent projects like My Brother's War and Mimic. In 2007, he caught on with a new core group of fans when he played the sinister Doc Block in Robert Rodriguez's instant cult favorite Planet Terror, one half of the Grindhouse double feature. Later that same year, however, he would be reintroduced to audiences on a much huger scale when he took the lead role in the Coen brothers' highly acclaimed No Country for Old Men. The sleeper film would become one of the biggest films of the year, winning the Oscar for Best Picture and making Brolin a household name for the first time in over a decade.Brolin next signed on to play the title role in W., Oliver Stone's satirical biopic about president George W. Bush. Buzz gathered around the project before so much as a trailer was released, praising the actor's complete transformation into what had originally seemed like a strange role for him to play. Although the buzz was that he would garner some awards for his role as the 43rd President, it turned out that a different political film from 2008 would bring him the biggest accolades of his career. His portrayal of Dan White, the man who assassinated Harvey Milk, in Gus Van Sant's Milk garnered Brolin his first Academy Award nomination, as well as a nod from the Screen Actors Guild.In 2010 he would play the title character in the adaptation of the comic book Jonah Hex, but he would find much greater success as the dastardly Tom Chaney in the Coen brothers remake of True Grit. He shares a very funny story in the 2011 documentary Woody Allen: A Documentary. In 2012 he stepped into the successful Men In Black franchise with MiB3, playing a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones's character. He next appeared in Gangster Squad, opposite Ryan Gosling, and took on the lead in the 2013 English language remake of Oldboy. Brolin joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the villainous Thanos, first in Guardians of the Galaxy and later reprising his role in other films in the MCU. In 2014, he also appeared in the Sin City sequel A Dame to Kill For and Inherent Vice. He later took a role in the disaster film, Everest, based on the real-life disaster the occurred on the mountain in 1996.


Highest Rated Movies



88% Only the Brave
  • "Supe" Eric Marsh
$18.3M 2017
85% Hail, Caesar!
  • Eddie Mannix
$28M 2016
93% Sicario
  • Matt
73% Everest
  • Beck Weathers
$46.6M 2015
73% Inherent Vice
  • Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
$6.2M 2015
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Dwight
$11.1M 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Thanos
$270.6M 2014
34% Labor Day
  • Frank Chambers
$13.4M 2014
41% Oldboy
  • Joe Doucett
$1.3M 2013
32% Gangster Squad
  • Sgt. John O'Mara
$46M 2013
No Score Yet Hawaiian: The Legend Of Eddie Aikau
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
No Score Yet Crazy for the Storm
  • Actor
68% Men in Black III
  • Young Agent K
$179.1M 2012
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Actor
95% True Grit
  • Tom Chaney
$171.1M 2010
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Bretton James
$52.5M 2010
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Roy
$3.2M 2010
93% The Tillman Story
  • Narrator
$0.8M 2010
12% Jonah Hex
  • Jonah Hex
$10.6M 2010
29% Women in Trouble
  • Nick Chapel
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
  • Producer
94% Milk
  • Dan White
$31.8M 2008
58% W.
  • George W. Bush
$25.6M 2008
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh
  • Actor
93% No Country for Old Men
  • Llewelyn Moss
$74.3M 2007
80% American Gangster
  • Detective Trupo
$130.2M 2007
73% In the Valley of Elah
  • Chief Buchwald
$6.6M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)
  • Dr. William Block
83% Grindhouse
  • Dr. William Block
$25M 2007
75% The Dead Girl
  • Tarlow
48% Coastlines
  • Dave
21% Into the Blue
  • Bates
$18.5M 2005
52% Melinda and Melinda
  • Greg
$3.8M 2005
39% Milwaukee, Minnesota
  • Gary
27% Hollow Man
  • Matthew Kensington
$72.1M 2000
11% Slow Burn
  • Duster
27% It's the Rage
  • Tennel
43% Best Laid Plans
  • Bryce
3% The Mod Squad
  • Billy
22% Nightwatch
  • James Gallman
61% Mimic
  • Josh
No Score Yet My Brother's War
  • Pete
No Score Yet Gang in Blue
  • Keith DeBruler
87% Flirting With Disaster
  • Tony
19% Bed of Roses
  • Danny
No Score Yet The Road Killers
  • Tom
No Score Yet Prison for Children
  • Actor
No Score Yet Finish Line
  • Glenn Shrevelow
No Score Yet Thrashin
  • Corey Webster
70% The Goonies
  • Brandon 'Brand' Walsh


No Score Yet Today
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
  • Host
  • Host
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2003
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Mankind: The Story of All of Us
  • Actor

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