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07/08/2016

You’ve worked with the Coen Brothers numerous times now – Hail, Cesar!, No Country for Old Men – what makes you click with them?

Maybe the absurdity factor. I just really enjoy their sensibility, I get it. I don’t know why. You wouldn’t think, because we come from extremely different backgrounds, and charismatically we come from very different backgrounds. But I think, I just get it. What they chuckle at makes me chuckle. Even this new movie, Suburbicon, which we’re going to do for George [Clooney] which Jo and Ethan [Coen] wrote, he called me and asked if I’d be interested in doing a few scenes and I already knew it was a yes, because I knew it was written by Jo and Ethan. But then I read it and I’m laughing out loud, and it’s not very often you laugh out loud at their stuff. Also, there’s almost a mentorship in our relationship because they see in me the ability to play things, so they trust me to find my way through a role, that I wouldn’t necessarily pick for myself. No Country, maybe not, but True Grit, we came up with something a little different for that. And with Hail, Cesar! we came up with something different. It’s fun to create with them. I feel like all of us are on the ground with a lot of play-doh.

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02/11/2016

Josh is in Berlin for the Berlin Film Festival. Here are some pictures from today:



    
  

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02/05/2016

ComingSoon.net: I wanted to ask you about the research you did about the man your character was based on. He’s been on screen before in Hollywoodland. What did you learn about him?

Josh Brolin: I did a lot! And the thing was, what I found out, what the Coens had written was not necessarily a parallel to who Eddie Mannix really was. He was more of an amalgamation. There’s a great book called “The Fixer,” which became like a bible to me during that movie. I love that book. It kind of reveals all the incredibly debaucherous acts [laughs] going on back then that seemed so much more severe than what has been going on now, with the exception of obviously some drug overdoses and that kind of stuff. It seems like it’s getting less and less. But the Eddie Mannix I play is more like Thalberg, Mayer, Mannix and Strickland who was a pr guy who the real Eddie shared a lot of his responsibilities with. It was really Strickland who dealt with the Hedda Hoppers and the rag mags and all that. So this guy is a very faith-driven guy, where the real Eddie Mannix wasn’t necessarily – the real Eddie Mannix was extremely brutal. He was the head of security for Nick Schenck at an amusement part in New Jersey and then he brought him over – you know, it was supposed to be Metro Goldwyn Schenck, which would have been horrible! [laughs] Metro Goldwyn Mayer is what it became but Nick Schenck had a part of the ownership of it. So once you start to learn all that, it’s great, but then you start going to different stories and ideas and that. I actually really like this character and the real Eddie Mannix was somebody I was a little turned off by.

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01/28/2016

Ahead of its US release next week, a new international character poster have arrived online for Joel and Ethan Coen’s upcoming comedy Hail, Caesar!

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