In his description of the group, he stated: It was the '80s. It was punk rock. You either had the children of rich, neglectful parents or children of poor, neglectful parents, so it was a mix. But we basically grew up the same way. I've never seen a group like that before or since. I've had 19 friends who died. Most of those guys I grew up with, they're all dead now.
The role was ultimately awarded to Depp. Brolin also starred in another Oliver Stone film in called W. He said of his decision to cast Brolin in the leading role: Although classically handsome, I think he would consider himself a character actor first and foremost, and it was in this context that I thought of him as W. I think he really enjoys disappearing into a character.
At the first cast dinner, which included castmates James Franco , Emile Hirsch and Diego Luna , Brolin said, "[Penn] walked right up and grabbed me and planted a huge one right on my lips. In , Brolin was cast to portray the titular character in Jonah Hex , based on the DC Comics ' character with the same name.
Dawn of Justice , but Ben Affleck was chosen for the role instead. He portrays the character through motion capture performance , as well as voice acting. He cameoed as the character in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron , and then reprised Thanos in a starring role in Avengers: Infinity War , and the upcoming Untitled Avengers film , which were filmed back-to-back.
Writing and directing[ edit ] In , Brolin executive produced and performed in The People Speak , a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn 's A People's History of the United States.
The film, about an inmate who escapes prison to reunite with his daughter and search for her murdered mother, was the opening film at the first annual Union City International Film Festival in Union City, New Jersey in December He was engaged to actress Minnie Driver for six months. Lane declined to press charges and the couple's spokesman characterized the incident as a misunderstanding. It made me think of a lot of things. My mom dying when I was in my 20s. All the impact that had on me that I hadn't moved past; I was always such a momma's boy.
But I realized that I was on a destructive path. I knew that I had to change and mature. In , he explained that he made a large amount of money over a three-year period: And I traded very specifically. I found momentum stocks that had room to breathe and I just grab a little of the breath.