Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin’s 10 Best Movies

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin, son of the veteran actor James Brolin, has been following in his father’s footsteps since he first appeared in Goonies over 30 years ago. Brolin has matured into one of the most reliable character actors in Hollywood (even though that character is usually some variation on either an oily creep or an affable modern cowboy, he still manages to make either one work very very well). Brolin has been part of extremely talented ensembles in memorable films like Sicario, Only the Brave, American Gangster, and In the Valley of Elah. A favorite of the Coen Brothers in films like Hail Caesar!, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit, Brolin is capping one of the more memorable summers in recent memories with three big sequels in less than two months. The most memorable film moment so far in 2018 was Brolin’s in Avengers: Infinity War as his uber-MCU villain Thanos’s “Snap Heard Across the Universe” still has comic fans breathing into paper bags.

Josh Brolin in Sicario

Josh Brolin’s 10 Best Movies
1. Sicario (2015) Matt Braver
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Thanos
3. True Grit (2010) Tom Chaney
4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Thanos
5. Only the Brave (2017) Eric Marsh
6. No Country for Old Men (2007) Lleweyln Moss
7. Goonies (1985) Brand
8. Deadpool 2 (2018) Cable
9. In the Valley of Elah (2007) Chief Buchwald
10. American Gangster (2007) Det. Trupo
Honorable Mention: Everest (2015) Beck Weathers

Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (1): Milk (2009)

Josh Brolin in True Grit

Golden Globe Wins (0): None

Golden Globe Nominations (0): None

Josh Brolin in No Country in Old Men

Emmy Wins (0): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

Josh Brolin in Only the Brave

My Favorite Brolin Scene:
Lleweyn vs. Anton from “No Country for Old Men” (2007)
Next Film: Thanos will return in May 2019’s Avengers 4.

Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War

2 thoughts on “Josh Brolin’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. I always say Goonies was the defining film of my childhood. It’s definitely the quintessential Spielbergian coming of age adventure, though of course not the best one. So Brolin is up there with Ray Bolger and Peter Mayhew, on the list of actors I feel like I’ve had a fond relationship with since I was a kid. And in No Country, Javier Bardem was only as good as the guy you were afraid he was going to kill. I grew attached to Llewelyn, and THAT was the reason the film’s famous eleventh-hour irony upset me. It didn’t stop me from instantly going to see the film again, though.

    Some actors click as ensemble performers, and Brolin is one of them. I can’t think of a single film he has stolen all by himself, but placed in the middle of the right cast, he is magnetic and generous at once. I love the guy, and hope his winning streak continues.


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