Josh James Brolin, best known for his work as Llewelyn Moss in "No Country for Old Men," is slated to reprise his role as Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming films "Avengers: Infinity War." Here are 30 interesting facts about the actor:
He took part in 24th annual Toyota Pro Celebrity race in California in April 2000 and won the race in just 18 minutes. 22 years ago his father ,actor James Brolin won the race.
He has written many poems and stories based on his late mother Jane Cameron Agee.
He was born to actor James Brolin and wildlife activist Jane Cameron on February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
His parents named him after the character Josh Randall from the TV series “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, played by the late Steve McQueen in 1958.
He was raised in a ranch in California where he had a friends group who called themselves “Cito Rats”. They were usually a mixture of rich kids of neglectful parents and poor kids of neglectful parents.
In a 2014 interview he admitted to stealing cars in early days to pay for his drugs, although he disliked heroin. So far 24 of his friends have fallen victims to heroin.
His marriage to actress Alice Adair lasted 6 years from 1988 to 1994. They had two children: Trevor Mansur and Eden.
He is portraying the baddest villain in the Marvel Universe “Thanos. Ironically Brolin was the last person cast . He was offered the role in 2015 while filming “Everest”.
In 2004 he married actress Diane Lane that lasted for nine years until she filed for divorce in the year 2013.
Like his father he married his third wife, model Kathryn Boyd in 2016. She was his former assistant.
In year 2004 his wife Lane called police, who arrested Brolin on charges of domestic battery. However she refused to press charges and it was declared as misunderstanding.
He was again arrested in year 2008 along with 5 other crew members of movie “W..” when an altercation broke out in Stray Cat Bar in Louisiana. All of them were let off without any charges against them.
In 2012 movie “Men in Black 3” Brolin plays the younger Agent K in the timeline 1969, 43 years ago. In reality he is 21 years younger than Tommy Lee Jones who plays the older Agent K in the present timeline.
In the movie “Hail, Caesar!” in 2016, he played the character Eddie Mannix, whereas his former wife Diane Lane portrayed Toni Mannix (Mannix’s Wife) in 2006 movie “Hollywoodland”.
After the pre-production ended for the movie “The Road Killers” in 1994, where Christopher Lambert and Brolin appeared together, Diane Lane divorced Lambert and married Brolin ten years later. However nine years later the pair divorced in 2013.
Brolin once said in an interview that Thomas Pynchon, the author of the novel “inherent Vice” made a cameo appearance in the movie of the same name. This fueled a lot of rumors as Pynchon never photographed himself publicly since 1950.
Tommy Lee Jones and Brolin have worked together in two movies: “No Country for Old Men” and “Men in Black 3”. In both the movies they don’t share screen space.
Portraying the main character in the 2017 movie “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” he gained 40 pounds and grew a mustache.
To accommodate prosthetic on one side of his face he had to shave only half of his beard for the movie “Jonah Hex”. He had to roam with half beard for the entire shooting period.
He has expressed in an interview that he disliked the ending of the Spike Lee movie “Old Boy” in 2013. The original version was 140 minutes long but it was cut short by the studio. He loved the original Spike Lee version.
He plays the character Tom Chaney, a hired hand in the movie “True Grit” in 2010. In the same movie he also gives a cameo appearance as an outlay Frank James.
During the fight scene in “Jonah Hex” he accidentally broke the thumb of John Malkovich and immediately repaired it.
Two Days after getting a part in the movie “No Country for Old Men” in 2007, Brolin met with a motorcyle accident and injured his shoulder. Ironically his character in the movie also gets shot in the shoulder very early in the film thus the real injury wasn’t a issue.
Brolin Played former president George W. Bush in the 2008 movie “W.”. His father James Brolin played another former president Ronald Reagan in the 2003 TV movie “The Reagans”.
He made his directorial debut with a short film “X” in 2008 that also saw the first screen appearance of his former wife Diane Lane.
He stayed away from acting for several years after the release of his second movie “Thrashin” in 1986, what he considers to be horrendous acting on his part.
Brolin admitted that fellow actor Sean Penn gave him a lip kiss to relieve his nerves in playing gay character in the movie “Milk”.
He lost 30 pounds in a month to prepare for his role in the movie “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” in 2010. Initially the role was offered to Javier Bardem who preferred 2010 movie “Biutiful” over this.
He was praised by the gay community for portraying Dan White, the most hated man in the history of San Francisco in the 2008 movie “Milk”.
Brolin along with Oliver Stone claimed that president Bill Clinton had gifted the CD of 2008 movie “W.” to former president George W.Bush on whom it was based on.