AURAL EXPERIENCE  Josh Brolin Talks To Omar P.L. Moore of The Popcorn Reel About the Character Llewellyn Moss 
in "No Country For Old Men", and also about acting as a hard seed in "American Gangster"

Josh Brolin         (Photo courtesy: WireImage)

October 24, 2007

Late last month, The Popcorn Reel's Omar P.L. Moore sat down to talk one-on-one with actor Josh Brolin about "No Country For Old Men", which opens in theaters in the U.S. and Canada on November 9.  The film is directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and stars Mr. Brolin as Llewellyn Moss (pictured below).  Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem also star in the film.  Mr. Brolin, who has had a busy 2007 on the big screen, can also be seen in "American Gangster", which opened on November 2, 2007.  He also had roles in "In The Valley Of Elah", "Planet Terror" (from "Grindhouse") and "The Dead Girl".  The last two films mentioned are currently available on DVD in the U.S. and Canada.

Josh Brolin as Llewellyn Moss in "No Country For Old Men", directed by the Coen Brothers, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.  The film, based on Cormac McCarthy's novel, opens on November 9 in the U.S. and Canada and is released by Miramax and Paramount Vantage studios.  (Photo courtesy: Miramax Films)

Here is the audio from Omar's interview with Josh Brolin:

Josh Brolin talks about "No Country For Old Men", his character Llewellyn Moss, and the film's directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and about Woody Harrelson, and also talks about his character in "American Gangster".

Josh Brolin  (Part One)  (12 minutes)

In part two, Josh Brolin is continuing his conversation about the actual New York City police officer that he largely modeled his "American Gangster" crooked cop character after.  The real-life police officer's first name has been deleted from the audio, out of respect for the man's family.  At the time part two of the audio begins, Mr. Brolin is in the middle of mentioning that in a story told to him by the real Frank Lucas (portrayed onscreen by Denzel Washington) -- the real-life police officer, a white man, has put out his hand, right next to the outstretched hand of Lucas's large bodyguard, a black man.  What you will hear, beginning with the words, "see that?", are the words of the real-life police officer who is talking to the bodyguard -- as told by Mr. Brolin, recalling the confrontation as told to him by Mr. Lucas, whom Brolin spent time with to prepare for "American Gangster".

Josh Brolin  (Part Two)  (4 minutes) 

In part three, the conclusion of the interview with Omar, Josh talks briefly about hope in the character of Llewellyn Moss in "No Country For Old Men", and about Mr. Brolin's zeal for playing complex, unpredictable characters.

Josh Brolin  (Part Three/Conclusion)  (1 minute) 


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