Josh Brolin in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Josh Brolin in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Josh Brolin has returned to the big screen this week as he takes over the role of Dwight in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

Brolin is one of the big screen's most recognisable stars and has enjoyed a career that has nearly spanned thirty years.

We take a look at the top four films in Brolin's career so far.

- The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies marked the feature film debut for Brolin back in 1985, as he took on the role of Brand in the Richard Donner directed film.

The Goonies remains one of the best children's movies of all time, and one of my personal favourites.

The movie follows a group of kids as they set out on a quest to find the treasure of One Eyed Willie - however, the villainous Fratelli's are on the tail.

The Goonies saw a young Brolin star alongside Sean Astin and Corey Feldman, in a movie that helped launch their careers.

There has been talk of a sequel this year, but there is still no news as to whether this is definitely going ahead.

- American Gangster (2007)

In 2007, Brolin joined forces with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe for American Gangster.

Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie was based on the criminal career of gangster Frank Lucas, and the detective that battled to bring him to justice.

Brolin takes on the role of corrupt cop Reno Trupo, in what is a small but memorable performance from the actor.

American Gangster is one of the best gangster movies of recent years, as Scott really does give a grit and a swagger to it.

It is a movie that really immerses the audience in that time and that world, and you end up on one hell of a ride with these fascinating characters.

- No Country For Old Men (2008)

Brolin teamed up with Joel and Ethan Coen in 2008 to star in No Country For Old Men: a film that saw him team up with Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem.

Brolin took on the central role of Llewelyn Moss, a hunter who stumbles across a drug deal that has gone wrong. He finds and take the $2 million left behind. However, this puts him on the hit list of Anton Chigurh

No Country For Old Men is a good old-fashioned cat and mouse game: Chigurh is after Moss, Moss is desperately trying to find a place to hide, while Sheriff Ed Tom Bell is on the hunt for the killer who is leaving a trail of bodies.

It is the central performances from Brolin, Bardem, and Jones that really do make this movie - they are just terrific. Thrown in a great big dose of fear and suspense, and you have one of the best movies of 2008.

No Country For Old Men went on to win four Oscars, including Best Picture.

- Milk (2009)

The end of the noughties was a great time for Brolin, and Milk was another terrific performance from the actor.

Directed by Gus Van Sant, the movie told the story of gay activist Harvey Milk - played by Sean Penn.

Brolin takes on the role of Dan White, who begins working with Milk when he becomes the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office.

White and Milk have a strained relationship throughout the film, and it is this relationship that really pushes this film forward.

Penn and Brolin made a superb team, and they were both nominated for an Oscar for their work. Penn would win Best Actor while Brolin missed out on the Best Supporting Actor Gong to Heath Ledger.

Dan White remains one of Brolin's best performances and most interesting characters.

Other great Josh Brolin movies include True Grit, The Dead Girl, and Flirting with Disaster.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is out now.


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  1. by Ellie 28th Aug 2014 09:06

    Josh Brolin is a terrific actor, and has been in some great movies over the years. The Goonies was a film that I grew up watching and will always be a very special film for me. I don't ... Read More

  2. by Hannah 28th Aug 2014 09:07

    No Country For Old Men was just terrific. Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem all gave truly fantastic performances from start to finish. For me, it remains the best film by Joel and Ethan Coen.

  3. by Mrs Johnny Depp 28th Aug 2014 09:12

    No Country For Old Men and Milk are two of Josh Brolin's best movies and performances: he is just terrific in the latter with Sean Penn. I too grew up with The Goonies, and it is a film that has a very special place in my heart. Having said that, didn't think much of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For this week, it really was a major disappointment!!!!