Josh Brolin Net Worth And Biography(100s of secret facts and information about Josh Brolin)

Josh James Brolin is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Critics' Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nomination for an Academy Award

Josh Brolin Net Worth And Biography

What is Josh Brolin net worth and biography?Josh James Brolin is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nomination for an Academy Award

Net Worth:$45 Million
Born:February 12, 1968
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Professional Actor
Last Updated:2021


As of 2021, Josh Brolin net worth is approximately $45 million.

Joshua “Josh” Brolin is an American actor from Santa Monica. Brolin is best known for his wide range of films such as ‘The Goonies’, ‘Mimic’, ‘Hollow Man’, ‘Grindhouse’, ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘American Gangster’, ‘Milk’, ‘Men in Black 3’, and ‘Deadpool 2’.

Josh Brolin Childhood & Early Life

He was born on February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California to actor James Brolin and wildlife activist Jane Cameron (Agee). He spent his childhood on a ranch in California with hardly any link with his father’s professional life.
During early 80s his parents got divorced when he was sixteen years of age. He got used to drugs and later revealed that he used to steal cars to bear his drug expenses.
His passion for acting developed while in high school. To pursue a career in acting he moved to Los Angeles and stayed with his father while taking acting lessons from the renowned Stella Adler.
In 1995, his mother succumbed to a car accident that co-incidentally happened on his twenty-seventh birthday.
His father married famous actress and singer Barbra Streisand in 1998.

Josh Brolin Career

In 1985, he made his debut in the big screen with the Richard Donner film, ‘The Goonies’ which became a hit garnering over $60 million.
His second film ‘Thrashin‘ was premiered in 1986 and considering his acting in the film as “horrendous”, he took a long gap from film acting.
He made his television debut in 1987 with ‘Private Eye’, a historical crime drama series. In that year he appeared in one of the episodes of ‘21 Jump Street’, a police procedural series.
He performed on stage for many years along with Anthony Zerbe in Rochester, New York.
He earned recognition playing James Butler Hickok in the television series, ‘The Young Riders’ which remained one of his noted roles.
Starting on September 20, 1989, the series which was co-directed by his father ran for three seasons and ended on July 23, 1992.
He returned to the big screen with the 1994 film ‘The Road Killers’ and followed up with the romantic film ‘Bed of Roses’ in 1996.
His television performances from mid-nineties onwards include television films, ‘Gang in Blue’ (1997) and ‘Picnic’ (2000) and TV series ‘Mister Sterling’ (2003) and ‘Into the West’ (2005) among others.
Although a few films old, he could not attract much attention before his breakthrough film ‘Flirting With Disaster’, a comedy released in 1996.
He brilliantly essayed the character of Tony Kent, a gay cop in the David O. Russell movie which led him to take up roles of different genres.
His other films during the late 90s include science fiction horror film “Mimic’ and the thriller ‘Nightwatch’ in 1997 and ‘The Mod Squad’, ‘Best Laid Plans’ and ‘It’s the Rage’ in 1999 but nothing really struck.
Early 2000s saw him doing several films including ‘Hollow Man’ (2000), ‘Melinda and Melinda’ (2005) and ‘The Dead Girl’ (2006) among others without much success, although ‘Hollow Man’ earned him first ever award nomination.
His career in films really took off from 2007 when he earned acclaim for his performances. The films include horror flick, ‘Grindhouse’ (Segment: ‘Planet Terror’), where he played Dr. William Block, a villainous character and a crime epic “American Gangstar’ where he played Trupo, a corrupt officer. He also essayed the role of an honest cop in ‘In the Valley of Elah’, an Iraq War drama.
Eventually, he came to limelight when he landed up with a lead role in the 2007 Ethan and Joel Coen film ‘No Country for Old Men’. His portrayal of a cowboy, Llewelyn Moss in the film remains one of his best portrayals earning him several award nominations.
Two of his most remarkable films followed in 2008 – the first being a satirical biopic of President George W. Bush, ‘W’, a film by Oliver Stone where Brolin played George W. Bush. The film earned him accolades apart from several award nominations. The second one a Gus Van Sant film, ‘Milk’ a biopic on activist Harvey Milk saw him playing Dan White, a weak and bitter politician of San Francisco. He received several awards and a nomination for the ‘SAG Awards’ along with his first ever ‘Academy Awards’ nomination for the performance.
He was the executive producer and also a performer, playing himself, in the 2009 documentary film, ‘The People Speak’ which was based on ‘A People’s History of the United States’, a non-fiction by American historian Howard Zinn.
He was the writer-director of the short film ‘X’ which became the inaugural film in New Jersey’s ‘Union City International Film Festival’.
His other notable films include ‘True Grit’ (2010), ‘Men in Black 3’ (2012), ‘Gangster Squad’ (2013), ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ (2014) and ‘Inherent Vice’ (2014) among others.
He lent his voice as villain Thanos for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014 and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, the two superhero films.
He will be seen in Coen brothers upcoming comedy film, ‘Hail, Caesar!’ in the role of Eddie Mannix, a fixer, starring with George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and others. On February 11, 2016, the film is slated to open the ‘66th Berlin International Film Festival’.

Josh Brolin Top Movie

Avengers: Infinity War (2018): 8.5

Thanos Snaps in Avengers Infinity War

Though he had popped up in small appearances before, Avengers: Infinity War gave Brolin the opportunity to show off Thanos as the epic villain he really was. Brolin’s Thanos is front and center as he attempts to collect the Infinity Stones while the scattered Avengers attempt to stop him.

The movie succeeds in make Thanos a compelling and complex villain with Brolin giving an outstanding performance in the role. The movie balances the storylines and characters beautifully while delivering an emotional punch of an ending.

Avengers: Endgame (2019): 8.4

Avengers Endgame Thanos Death

The massive Infinity Saga storyline of the MCU finally comes to an epic conclusion with Avengers: Endgame. After Thanos (Brolin) succeeded in his devastating plan, the remaining Avengers attempt to pick up the pieces and find a way to set things right.

The movie pulled off the incredibly difficult task of tying together the many storylines that have led up to this final adventure. Endgame works as a fun, action-packed journey through the MCU and the satisfying end to a groundbreaking chapter in cinematic storytelling.

No Country For Old Men (2007): 8.1

Brolin’s big comeback really started with his lead role in the Coen Brothers’ Best Picture winner, No Country for Old Men. Brolin plays a man who finds a suitcase full of cash in the desert and takes it. He soon finds himself being pursued by an unrelenting killer (Javier Bardem) and a dedicated lawman (Tommy Lee Jones).

The movie is a taut and bleak thriller filled with spectacular scenes of suspense. The cast is phenomenal with Bardem, in particular, creating one of the most iconic villains in modern cinema.

The Goonies (1985): 7.8


Brolin made his film debut in one of the most beloved children’s adventure films of all time. The Goonies is the ’80s classic that follows a group of young kids who discover a treasure map that leads them on a thrilling journey. Brolin plays the big brother of one of the kids who goes along on the adventure.

The movie is the perfect example of the kind of kid-friendly yet hugely entertaining movies Amblin Entertainment, Steven Spielberg’s production company, was creating at this time. The Goonies is a funny, heart-warming tale of friendship.

American Gangster (2007): 7.8

American Gangster

Brolin teamed with Ridley Scott and some Oscar-winning actors for this real-life crime story. American Gangster stars Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas, a man who became one of the most powerful drug lords in America in the 1970s while being targeted by a determined detective (Russell Crowe). Brolin plays a corrupt detective who butts heads with both men.

Scott recreates New York City in this era in such captivating detail. Washington gives yet another commanding performance as a ruthless man of discipline. American Gangster is a violent, fascinating and entertaining crime epic.

Deadpool 2 (2018): 7.7

Josh Brolin as Cable in Deadpool 2

Brolin has certainly made a name for himself in the comic book genre, which includes his work in Deadpool 2. The sequel finds Ryan Reynolds returning once again to play Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, as he attempts to save a young mutant from being killed by Cable (Brolin), an assassin from the future.

Reynolds once again shows that this was the role he was born to play and the movie continues to embrace the meta-humor of the character. The action is a step up from the last film and Brolin provides an entertaining foil for Deadpool.

Sicario (2015): 7.6

Brolin teamed with visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve for this intense thriller. Sicario stars Emily Blunt as an FBI agent who is recruited by a CIA official (Brolin) and a mysterious covert specialist (Benicio Del Toro) to take on the Mexican drug cartel.

Villeneuve takes a standard crime procedural and turns it into a brilliant thriller. The suspense throughout the film is almost unbearable, the action is shocking, and it provides an interesting commentary of the war on drugs.


Josh Brolin Awards And Achievements

Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2009)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Milk (2008)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Supporting Actor

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Supporting Actor

Inherent Vice (2014)

Austin Film Critics Association

AFCA Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

AFCA Award [Winner] (2019)

Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Milk (2008)

ACCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Cast Ensemble

Milk (2008)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

Blockbuster Entertainment Award [Nominee] (2001)

Favorite Supporting Actor – Science Fiction

Hollow Man (2000)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Supporting Actor

Inherent Vice (2014)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Acting Ensemble

Milk (2008)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Supporting Actor

Milk (2008)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Acting Ensemble

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Supporting Actor

Tied with Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher (2014) in … More

Inherent Vice (2014)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Ensemble

True Grit (2010)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Actor of the Year

American Gangster (2007)

Grindhouse (2007)

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Inherent Vice (2014)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Supporting Actor

Milk (2008)

Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Supporting Actor

Inherent Vice (2014)

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Inherent Vice (2014)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor

W. (2008)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

DFCC [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor

5th place

W. (2008)

Film Club’s The Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Supporting Actor

Inherent Vice (2014)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Robert Altman Award [Winner] (2015)

Inherent Vice (2014)

Josh Brolin Personal Life & Legacy

In 1988, he married actress Alice Adair but the marriage ended in 1992. Their son Trevor Mansur was born in 1988. Although the couple were divorced, they stayed together and in 1994 their daughter Eden was born.
He dated actress Minnie Driver for many years and later they got engaged in April 2001, but parted ways after six months.
On August 15, 2004, he married actress Diane Lane. In December that year the couple had an altercation that led to his arrest making headlines. Diane Lane refused to press charges and the couple’s spokesman brushed off the incident as a misunderstanding. Later Brolin was acquitted of the charges. The couple later filed a divorce petition in February 2013 and by the end of the year they were divorced.
Josh Brolin and 5 crew members of the film ‘W’ including actor Jeffrey Wright were arrested on July 12, 2008 following squabble at the ‘Stray Cat Bar’ in Shreveport, Louisiana. Later, all the men were acquitted of the charges by the prosecutors of Shreveport.
In 2013, he was again arrested in Santa Monica on the New Year’s Day with charges of public intoxication.
In 2015, he got engaged with Kathryn Boyd, a model who was his former assistant.

Favorite Quotes from Josh Brolin


“You have to be okay with wins and losses. You can’t just be looking for the wins and, when the losses happen, you can’t buy more and more because you’re sure it’s going to bounce. We call that revenge trading.” – Josh Brolin

“I remember at the premiere of my second movie I started crying. I thought I’m so bad that I either have to stop this and do something else or learn what I’m doing.” – Josh Brolin 

“The only way change will ever happen is if we speak up, and we have to know that it actually has an impact. Because we have a lot more power than we think we do, I think.” – Josh Brolin

“Football? Forget it. I didn’t have that thing inside me where I wanted to smash against somebody and watch them break. I was too sensitive for that and disliked being that sensitive.” – Josh Brolin 

“George W. Bush brought a lot of minorities into his administration, which was a positive thing, and they had some issues that they wanted to press, but 9/11 really gave them direction. It gave them a purpose.” – Josh Brolin  

Life Lessons from Josh Brolin

Now that you know all about Josh Brolin’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the best lessons we can learn from him:

The Harder You Work to Earn, the More You Will Value Money

Hard work will make you realize that 20s are more about saving than splurging – contrary to what most people in their 20s think.

Every Moment Spent With Family is a Gift!

All those ridiculously extended work hours have definitely earned you success but have also severely slashed your family time. While most think hard work messes with your family life, it actually does the opposite. Every time you all sit together for a movie, dinner or just a casual chat session, you will value every moment even more.

Be Thankful

Now that you are out there in the cruel world working hard to pay your bills, you’ll find yourself in their shoes. This will make you realize their sacrifices and make you respect them even more.

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