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Josh Brolin opens up about his past, discusses heroin use

Josh Brolin opens up about his past, discusses heroin use

March 14 (UPI) -- Josh Brolin opened up in an interview on Thursday and discussed his past and his former drug use.
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Josh Brolin checks into rehab for substance abuse, report says

Josh Brolin checks into rehab for substance abuse, report says

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Film star Josh Brolin checked into a Northern California rehab facility to undergo treatment for substance abuse, sources told UsMagazine.com.

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Report: Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split up

Report: Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split up

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Publicists for Josh Brolin and Diane Lane told UsMagazine.com Thursday the Hollywood couple have split up and intend to divorce.
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James Brolin to appear on 'Community'

James Brolin to appear on 'Community'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actor James Brolin will guest star on an upcoming episode of the U.S. sitcom "Community," NBC announced.

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Brolin blasts 'Tillman' R rating

Brolin blasts 'Tillman' R rating

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. star Josh Brolin, the narrator of the documentary "The Tillman Story," lambasted the film's R rating at its Los Angeles premiere.

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Streisand awarded French Legion of Honor

PARIS, June 29 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented American diva Barbra Streisand, fresh from her first-ever concert in France, the country's highest civilian honor.

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Natasha Henstridge added to NBC drama

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- "Species" actress Natasha Henstridge will play a recurring role in ABC's new Geena Davis drama, "Commander in Chief."

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Honoree Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on December 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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James Brolin (pronounced /ˈbroʊlɨn/; born July 18, 1940) is an American actor, producer and director, best known for his roles in soap operas, movies, sitcoms, and television. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of singer/actress Barbra Streisand.

Brolin was born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin in Los Angeles, California. The eldest of two brothers and two sisters, he was the son of Helen Sue (née Mansur), a homemaker, and Henry Bruderlin, a building contractor. The family settled in Westwood after his birth. As a young child, he was apparently more interested in animals and airplanes than in acting. When Brolin was 10 in 1950, he began building model airplanes and was taught to fly them. As a teenaged moviegoer in the mid-1950s he was particularly fascinated with actor James Dean. When his parents invited a director over to his family's house for dinner before auditioning, he met another fellow actor and classmate, Ryan O'Neal, who was about a year younger than Brolin, and the two clicked, while the two enrolled in Los Angeles's renowned University High School. However, Bruderlin's own acting exposed his stifling shyness. His assurance grew when O'Neal invited him to a casting agency. Brolin graduated from high school in 1958, and his family was already encouraging him to become an actor like O'Neal.

Prior to taking acting classes in school, Brolin started out as a character actor on an episode of Bus Stop in 1961. The part led to parts in other television productions such as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Margie, Love, American Style, Twelve O'Clock High and The Long, Hot Summer. He made 3 guest appearances on the popular 1960s series Batman, alongside Adam West and Burt Ward, as well as roles in The Virginian, and Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law alongside Arthur Hill and Lee Majors. He also had a recurring role on the short-lived television series The Monroes.

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