JAMES BROLIN (Gene Thompson) made his motion picture debut with Twentieth Century Fox in Take Her, She’s Mine. Roles followed in Dear Bridgitte, John Goldfarb, Our Man Flint and a breakthrough role opposite Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan’s Express. At 26, Brolin landed a starring role in a Cape Town Affair, then moved to MGM in more starring roles, notably West World, directed by best-selling author Michael Crichton. Brolin produced and starred in several independent films, including Dustin Hoffman’s Last Chance Harvey and Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging. He is recognized for his starring roles in the critically acclaimed ABC dramas, Hotel and Marcus Welby M.D. for which he earned an Emmy and Golden
Globe award, followed by The Reagan’s, which earned him another Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. Brolin’s feature film work includes Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic and Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can; followed by a commanding role in the Denzel Washington directed Antwone Fisher, and A Guy. He also appeared in The Alibi, as well asThe Hunting Party with Richard Gere. Most recently, he played Bucky Ellis in Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. This past fall, Brolin played John Short on the new hit CBS series Life in Pieces. As a director, Brolin made his feature film debut for Roger Corman, with My Brother’s War, which went on to win Best Film at the Hollywood Film Festival. He is currently preparing to direct his period script Ruby McCollum, the true-crime story that shook the foundation of the segregationist South.