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Originally posted 12/27/2010 01:00PM
Among a laundry list of seasoned scene-stealers starring in the Coen brothers's latest film, True Grit – Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges – there's a new leading lady ready to make a big name for herself: Hailee Steinfeld.
As her first starring role in a major film, which is the second adaptation of the Charles Portis 1968 novel of the same name, Steinfeld holds her own as Mattie Ross, a fiery teen avenging her father's death in the wild, wild west. Before you catch the film, meet the Thousand Oaks, Calif., native, 14, who isn't afraid to take on hefty costars or a pit of snakes.
1. She got her big break in a Kmart commercial
Just months before she was rubbing shoulders on the dusty plains with Bridges and Damon, Steinfeld was bantering with high school kids in a squeaky-clean "Blingatude" back-to-school commercial for Kmart. She's the girl in the light-blue headband and heart-print top. It was one of Steinfeld's few onscreen roles before being cast in True Grit.
Originally posted 07/04/2010 11:35AM
Call it civic duty or patriotic pride, Hollywood is no stranger to showing support for the red, white and blue. Actors and filmmakers alike have produced films about protecting and defending our country against everything from terrorists to aliens to giant astroids. Whether based on real-life leaders or leaders created by a screenwriter's imagination, some of screen's heaviest hitters have taken their turn portraying the President of the United States. But who served the office best? Our faves are:
Originally posted 06/05/2010 09:05AM
Any true fan knows that Goonies never say die.
As the '80s cult favorite The Goonies marks its quarter-century milestone, adoration for its misfit gang of treasure-hunting teens – including the not-yet-famous Josh Brolin and Sean Astin – is still alive and well.
This weekend, thousands of fans are due to converge upon the waterfront city of Astoria, Ore., where the 1985 film was set and shot, to celebrate all things Goonies. Among the "Come Join the Adventure" events are a tribute concert (performers include cast member Corey Feldman's band, Truth Movement) and a Truffle Shuffle 5k Run/Walk.
Can't make it to Astoria? Well, here are five fun facts about The Goonies – whose anniversary collector's edition is due on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2 – 25 years later.
Originally posted 01/06/2009 12:30PM
Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright can breathe easier: prosecutors have dropped all charges against the two actors, who were allegedly involved in a barroom brawl in Louisiana last summer, says an attorney for Brolin and Wright.
On July 12, while shooting Oliver Stone's biopic W, Brolin, Wright and five members of the film's crew were arrested on misdemeanor charges – including interfering with police officers – at the Stray Cat Club, where the fight reportedly broke out.
Los Angeles attorney Blair Berk, who represented all seven of the implicated parties, says prosecutors in Shreveport have agreed to drop all charges against the group within 60 days, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 10/15/2008 03:15PM
Actor Josh Brolin, who plays George W. Bush in the new bio pic W., is expected to impersonate the president when he hosts Saturday Night Live on Oct. 18.
"Expect a lot of fun and some surprising moments," Brolin told PEOPLE at the W. premiere Tuesday night in New York City. "There’s a good chance that W. [himself] may appear in a skit," he added coyly. "You’ll have to watch to find out."
Brolin, 40, who mastered the president's Texas twang and swagger, says the mannerisms have been hard to shake. Even his wife, actress Diane Lane and kids have told him to cut it out. "I found myself doing his hand gestures and my wife got mad at me a few times," Brolin says. "And if I tell a joke now I sound like W. My kids keep telling me, 'Stop doing the voice thing, Dad. It’s not cool.' "
– Paul Chi
Originally posted 09/17/2008 12:50PM
The news in July out of Louisiana, where Josh Brolin was playing President George W. Bush for filmmaker Oliver Stone's sure-to-be controversial biopic W, was stunning: Brolin, W costar Jeffrey Wright and five others were arrested in connection with a bar fight.
Now, with the machinery gearing up to promote the movie about the 43rd and current chief executive – W is set to open Oct. 17, in anticipation of the Nov. 4 national election – Brolin, who has yet to explain what happened, continues to shed little light on that night in Shreveport.
"Let me put it this way," a poker-faced Brolin, 40, tells the fashion magazine W for its October issue, on sale next Tuesday. "It was nice to be in jail knowing that I hadn't done anything wrong. And it was maddening to be in jail knowing that I hadn't done anything wrong."
Originally posted 07/23/2008 02:20PM
On the heels of his arrest, Josh Brolin stepped out for the premiere of Frozen River Tuesday, but avoided reporters and politely declined to pose for photographs.
"Sorry, I'm kind of in a bad predicament right now!" Brolin, 40, told photographers with a smile, after he arrived at the West Hollywood event with his two children minutes before the movie started.
He attended the premiere to support the film's star, Melissa Leo, a longtime friend and a costar in a TV show they did together.
On Saturday, Brolin also was spotted with Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn and director Oliver Stone at Locanda Portofino in Santa Monica. An observer said Brolin appeared to be in a good mood, dancing a jig outside the restaurant and giving Penn a bear hug. The group also posed for pictures with the restaurant valet men and joked with fellow diners.
Originally posted 07/13/2008 11:35AM
Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright and five others were arrested early Saturday morning in Shreveport, La., in connection with a bar fight.
Brolin and Wright – who are reportedly in town shooting Oliver Stone's President George W. Bush film, W – were arrested at the Stray Cat bar after a call was made regarding a rowdy patron, Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis told the Associated Press.
Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond, according to the Times of Shreveport.
Brolin's rep could not be reached for comment.
Originally posted 12/20/2004 08:00AM
Actor Josh Brolin was arrested Sunday in the West Los Angeles home he shares with his wife of four months, Diane Lane, who phoned police claiming that he had hit her, L.A. police officer Grace Brady tells New York's Daily News.
Originally posted 08/16/2004 04:00PM
Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane and actor Josh Brolin were married Sunday night at Brolin's Central California ranch, Lane's publicist confirms to PEOPLE magazine.
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