Josh Brolin Talks ‘Sicario’, Roger Deakins and Thanos

     September 28, 2015


While at the Toronto International Film festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with Josh Brolin for one of my favorite films of 2015: Sicario. The Denis Villeneuve-directed film stars Emily Blunt as an FBI agent who’s assigned to assist in the war on drugs in the border region between the U.S. and Mexico. She sets out on a top-secret mission under the leadership of a questionable consultant (Benicio Del Toro) whose actions make her rethink what she’s committed herself to. Brolin, who plays an elite government task force official in the film, stars alongside Jon BernthalVictor Garber, and Jeffrey Donovan. For more on Sicario, read Adam’s review and his thoughts that it is a serious awards contender in a number of Oscar categories.

During the interview Brolin talked about memorable moments from filming, getting to collaborate with legendary Director of Photography Roger Deakins again and how it was Deakins that actually got him to do the movie, what it’s like being part of the Marvel universe and playing Thanos, and more.

Here’s what Brolin had to say. And if you missed my Roger Deakins Sicario interview click here.

Josh Brolin:

  • Memorable moment from filming.
  • Roger Deakins talk. This is where I tell Brolin to fuck off. He laughs.
  • Brolin tells a great story on how it was Deakins who got him to do Sicario.
  • What is it like playing Thanos and being part of the Marvel universe.


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