Josh Brolin may not be a household name, but you are no doubt familiar with his movies. For decades, Josh has been landing roles in big name movies and creating memorable characters like Brand from The Goonies. As his resume continues, he even admits, there were some films that did not show his best acting. However, it is hard to believe he could ever have a bad movie once you see his impressive list of awards.Image Credit: www.GlynLowe.com
So what is Josh Brolin net worth in 2018? What are Josh Brolin’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Josh Brolin is no stranger to the entertainment industry. He grew up in southern California and is the son of actor, James Brolin. While he was not around his father’s career growing up, he sure did take an interest in it from high school where he took improv acting classes. His stepmom, Barbra Streisand, also probably gave him a few pointers as he began to enter the industry.
Josh Brolin also experimented with drugs but did not get seriously addicted to them. This was in drastic contrast to many of the friends he grew up with, 24 total fatalities of his friends. He may have been a bit wild, but fortunately, it did not affect his career in too negative of a light.
The Big Break
Josh Brolin’s start was in TV films and shows where he would play small parts and guest roles. This all changed when the director, Richard Donner, cast him as Brand Walsh in The Goonies. He was also considered for the series 21 Jump Street, but it ultimately went to Johnny Depp. This did was not the immediate end for Brolin, especially since he made a few guest appearances in the series.
Josh Brolin then appeared in a film called Thrashin’ where he calls his own acting “horrendous” and partially the reason he took a break from big-name acting. He would appear in a few films here and there but he did not really gain traction again until the late 2000s when he appeared in many films, nailing the villain persona.
A few of Josh Brolin’s most notable films include Planet Terror, Milk, American Gangster, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and No Country for Old Men. These films awarded Brolin many awards and recognition, helping launch his career even further. Around 2010 his work continued with films like Men in Black 3 and Gangster Squad, still mastering the role of the villain.
Josh Brolin had gained significant credentials when it came to playing the villain, which came in handy when Marvel began pumping out one superhero movie after another. Brolin landed the role of Thanos, another villain, who would show up in Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War. Brolin is signed on to appear in the upcoming Avengers, which has not been named yet, as well as the upcoming X-Men and Deadpool 2.
While Josh Brolin does not have a long list of awards won, his resume and expertise in channeling his inner villain cannot be questioned. Even from his first big break in The Goonies, he played the big brother who willingly picked on his little brother.
Josh Brolin’s career has taken off with many incredible films, some films other actors could only dream of being credited for. He had a challenging upbringing but may have helped him in channeling some not so friendly characteristics. Characteristics he has been able to portray flawlessly on the big screen.
In all, we estimate Josh Brolin net worth in 2018 at $35 million.