Josh James Brolin is an American actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in Harvey Milk. Fans of the MCU, the actor is known for his role as Thanos in the films Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War. Also among his works are paintings: "Sin City 2", "Deadpool 2", "Everest" and many others.
Josh Brolin is called the favorite of directors of the Coen brothers, with whom he starred in several films at once. His creative career began in 1985 and to this day the actor continues to work in new projects.
In 2019, the final part of the films about the Avengers of the Marvel studio - "Avengers: Endgame", will be released, where Brolin will once again appear on the screens as the main villain Thanos. He is also expected to appear in the fantastic action movie "Dune", which is scheduled for release in 2020.
Childhood and adolescence
Josh's biography began in the United States, where he was born in the winter of 1968. The boy's childhood was spent on a ranch in Templeton. The boy's father, Craig Kenneth Bruderlin (later James Brolin), was directly related to art, was a famous theater and film actor, and his mother was one of the leaders of the organization for the protection of nature. Josh's parents separated when he was 16 years old. The famous actress Barbra Streisand later became his stepmother.
The young man grew up as a very desperate teenager, often spending time among his peers who did not differ in good behavior. He even belonged to several groups and was known in the district as a bully. However, the boy realized his unrestrained energy not only on the street, but also by participating in all school theater performances. He soon attracted the attention of famous acting teachers, who invited him to pursue a career in art.
Already at the age of seventeen, Brolin first appeared in one of the television shows, and then in the film "Goonies", which tells the story of teenagers, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film enjoyed great popularity among young people and brought Josh his first film success. Then there was work in the film "Collision", after which the actor moved on to filming in television projects. Among his works were films: "The Finish Line", "Private Investigator", "Jump Street, 21", "Young Riders". During this period, he became friends with famous actors Johnny Depp, Christopher Lambert and Christian Slater.
The next role in the thriller "Mutants" by the famous director Guillermo del Toro brought the actor four nominations and a Saturn award. After success, Josh continued to work in the cinema and over the course of several years has repeatedly appeared on screens in new projects, including: "Night Watch", "Invisible", "Welcome to Heaven!", "Desert Heat".
Broly became famous thanks to his participation in the films of the Coen brothers. They gave the actor his first leading role in the film "No Country for Old Men", which became nominees for "Oscar", "Golden Globe" and "Saturn". This was followed by work in the film "Planet of Fear" and "American Gangster".
The actor received the next Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominations for his role in the film Harvey Milk, which tells about the first politician in America to admit his gay orientation. Brolin played the role of Dan White, who became the main character's killer.
Another take-off in the career and creative biography of Brolin occurred after the release of the films "Men in Black 3" and "Oldboy". And since 2014, Josh has been one of the cast members of the Marvel Superhero series. He embodied the image of the main villain Thanos on the screen.
The actor also has roles in popular films of recent years: Everest, The Assassin, Long Live Caesar!
The first wife is actress Alice Edar, whom Josh met in his youth. Their marriage lasted four years and two children were born in it.
The second time Josh was going to marry actress Minnie Driver, and they even announced their engagement. But this was prevented by Brolin's acquaintance with Diane Lane, with whom he eventually married in 2004. But this marriage was short-lived.
In 2015, the actor got married for the third time. Model Katherine Boyd became his chosen one.