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The Best Of Josh Brolin

FROM Thanos to George W. Bush, Josh Brolin has never been afraid to play some of Hollywood’s most villainous figures. To celebrate the upcoming release of Avengers: Infinity War on Blu-ray and DVD, Close-up Culture pick out our ten favourite Josh Brolin films.


10. Deadpool 2 (2018)

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BROLIN goes all Terminator on us as he plays cybernetic solider Cable in the second film of this fourth wall-breaking comic-book comedy series.

9. Everest (2015)

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IN a retelling of the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster, Brolin is left stranded in the tortuously cold conditions as he plays US doctor Beck Weathers.

8. True Grit (2010)

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THE Coen Brothers’ adaptation of True Grit sees Brolin deliver the dastardliness in the role of father-murdering Tom Chaney.

7. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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SUPER-VILLIANS have been one of the few weaknesses in Marvel’s impressive world-building. Brolin’s portrayal of genocidal environmentalist Thanos finally gives our Avengers (and audiences) a worthy and interesting threat.

6. Only The Brave (2017)

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JOSEPH Kosinski’s film tells the true-story of a group of firefighters who bravely fought against the Yarnell Hire Fire in the summer of 2013.

5. Hail, Cesar! (2016)

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AS Eddie Mannix, Brolin is the a lifeboat of normality in a sea of cinematic absurdity in the Coen Brothers’ ode to 1950’s Hollywood studio system filmmaking.

4. Inherent Vice (2014)

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BROLIN, Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson make for cult classic magic in 2014’s Inherent Vice.

3. Sicario (2015)

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DENIS Villeneuve’s drug crime thriller brings a tremendous performance out of Brolin as murky CIA officer Matt Graver.

2. Milk (2008)

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BROLIN received an Oscar nomination for his villainous supporting role in Gus Van Sant’s biopic of gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

1. No Country For Old Men (2007)

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A career-defining role for Brolin in the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning masterpiece.


What is your favourite Josh Brolin film?

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