We’re not sure if it’s his ruggedly handsome looks, the intense look in his eyes or maybe just his own personal preference, but Hollywood sure loves to cast Josh Brolin as a guy who can take down his enemies, in the name of money, vengeance or justice. The redband trailer for Oldboy premiered yesterday, and in Spike Lee’s remake of the Japanese flick, we see Brolin brutally taking down a few men with a hammer. After being imprisoned in solitary confinement for 20 years, we can see how you might want to do that.
The above list merely skims the surface of Brolin’s murderous work. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t tip our beat-up cowboy hats to the role that started it all… trigger-happy Pony Express rider James Butler Hickok in ABC’s 1989-91 series, The Young Riders. Back in the day, we sure wouldn’t have minded if he’d pointed his gun at us. Heh.