Josh Brolin, who’s accumulated 66 film and television credits over the past three decades, is about to step fully out of the shadows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and then team with the Merc With a Mouth as Cable in Deadpool 2. However, despite a lengthy filmography and increasing fame, he hasn’t forgotten his first feature role — and he’ll never say die.
The actor posted a photo of himself and his wife Kathryn Boyd dressed for and 1980s-themed party. “I didn’t know what to dress as (Henry Rollins? Boy George? A gremlin?),” he wrote on Instagram, “then my wife said, ‘I got you covered.'”
Her solution was to return Brolin to his roots, by channeling his 1985 role as Brandon “Brand” Walsh from director Richard Donner’s The Goonies. While the actor has previously paid homage to Brand by wearing a red headband on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, for the party he added the vintage exercise equipment and always-classic sweatpants with cutoff shorts. Never say die, indeed.
Brolin, son of veteran Hollywood actor James Brolin, was just 16 years old when appeared as Brand in The Goonies and in the music video for Cyndi Lauper’s “The Goonies ‘r’ Good Enough.” Although talk of a sequel reignited around the celebration of the comedy-adventure’s 30th anniversary, it seems likely that will never happen.
That means this photo is probably the closest Goonies fans will ever get to Brolin returning to the role of Brand.
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