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2010’s Top 10: Repeat Offenders in the Coen Bros. and Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin’s part probably took less than a week to shoot and compared to some rather strong, larger than life characters, this one is pint-sized, but all Coen Bros. films, characters stick out for all intended purposes, regardless of size and scope. Following his debut performance for them in 2007’s No Country for Old Men and the subtitles-friendly movie patron role in segment “World cinema” in the Cannes commissioned Chacun son Cinema, True Grit asked Brolin to don the cowboy hat once more for the villain role of Tom Chaney. His introductory scene is just as yummy as the moment where he exits the film.

7. Coen Bros. and Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin’s part probably took less than a week to shoot and compared to some rather strong, larger than life characters, this one is pint-sized, but all Coen Bros. films, characters stick out for all intended purposes, regardless of size and scope. Following his debut performance for them in 2007’s No Country for Old Men and the subtitles-friendly movie patron role in segment “World cinema” in the Cannes commissioned Chacun son CinemaTrue Grit asked Brolin to don the cowboy hat once more for the villain role of Tom Chaney. His introductory scene is just as yummy as the moment where he exits the film.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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