Brolin's drunk Lee Jones impression

A drunken impression resulted in a film role for Josh Brolin // A drunken impression resulted in a film role for Josh Brolin
A drunken impression resulted in a film role for Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin has confessed he got the part in Men In Black 3 because he once performed a drunken Tommy Lee Jones impression for director Barry Sonnenfeld in a bar.
Josh Brolin has confessed he got the part in Men In Black 3 because he once performed a drunken Tommy Lee Jones impression for director Barry Sonnenfeld in a bar.
The No Country For Old Men star revealed he once entertained Barry and the Coen brothers with his impersonation of Tommy, so when Barry needed an actor to play a young Agent K, he knew exactly who to call.
Josh revealed: "Barry was like, 'Hey, Brolin! You want to be in Men In Black? It's fun!' And I was like, 'Yeah, I love Men In Black. But as what? Like, Agent Q or Agent Whatever?' And Barry said, 'No, to play young Tommy! Remember, you did that impression for me?'
"There's one thing about being out at a bar with Barry and doing stupid impressions of Tommy Lee Jones with the Coens, and then there's another thing where somebody's telling you to do a movie that's going to be screening all over the planet."
The 44-year-old actor revealed he holed up at a Mexican hotel practicing his Agent K routine syllable by syllable, eventually going out to restaurants there and speaking like a young Tommy.
"Then, once I felt like I had conquered Mexico, I could come back to California and try it on a few people here, see if that worked, then try it on my friends," he recalled. "Then I'd go through half days of doing nothing but Tommy."
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