EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Josh Brolin Talks 'Oldboy,' Working with Spike Lee, and Eating Dumplings

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:50
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Opening in theaters on November 27th is Oldboy from Academy Award-nominated director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Inside Man), which is an American remake of director Park Chan-wook's popular South Korean film of the same name. The new movie stars an impressive cast of actors that includes Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin (Gangster Squad), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Michael Imperioli (TV's The Sopranos), and Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Josh Brolin to talk about his work on Oldboy. The accomplished actor discussed his new film, why he wanted to work with Spike Lee, what it is like on one of his sets, demanding to be in Lee's signature style shot, his love for the original South Korean film, needing director Park Chan-wook's permission in order to make the movie, becoming physically and emotionally ready for the role, and why he is not in a hurry to ever eat dumplings again. 

NOTE: Be sure to watch after our end credit bumper for a special Easter egg. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Josh Brolin about Oldboy, please click on the video player above. 


Obsessed with vengeance, a man (Brolin) sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.

Oldboy opens in theaters on November 27th. 

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