Rugged leading man Josh Brolin was raised on a horse ranch in California, a fact that would come to inform his persona as an actor in years to come. But when the 17 year old made his big-screen debut in 1985’s The Goonies, most viewers knew him as the son of actor James Brolin. The younger Brolin didn’t shy away from his Hollywood roots, and when he relocated to L.A. to pursue an acting career, he moved in with his dad while he studied the craft under the esteemed Stella Adler. He soon followed his appearance in The Goonies with a lead role in the series Private Eye, and though the show didn’t last, Brolin decided to stay in TV, starring in the Western series Young Riders.
The show ended its three-year run in 1992, when Brolin’s marriage to Alice Adair ended as well, and Brolin seemed intent on flying under the radar for the next several years, pursuing mostly smaller, independent projects like My Brother’s War and Mimic. In 2004, he married actress Diane Lane. In 2007, he caught… read more