Now 40, this son of TV star James Brolin has slowly worked his way up the Hollywood ladder. Last year, he played good cop in the SAG-winning ensemble cast of "No Country for Old Men" and bad cop in the SAG-nominated "American Gangster." As the sitting president in "W.," writer-director Oliver Stone's biopic, Brolin finally gets his first shot at a lead role in a prestigious picture. He is surrounded by talent including Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President Cheney and Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush, as well as Oscar nominee James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush. Back in 1995, Stone picked up his 11th Oscar nomination for the screenplay of "Nixon" while star Anthony Hopkins earned his third nod as lead actor for portraying the disgraced 37th president. (Lionsgate Films)

Now 40, this son of TV star James Brolin has slowly worked his way up the Hollywood ladder. Last year, he played good cop in the SAG-winning ensemble cast of "No Country for Old Men" and bad cop in the SAG-nominated "American Gangster." As the sitting president in "W.," writer-director Oliver Stone's biopic, Brolin finally gets his first shot at a lead role in a prestigious picture. He is surrounded by talent including Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President Cheney and Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush, as well as Oscar nominee James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush. Back in 1995, Stone picked up his 11th Oscar nomination for the screenplay of "Nixon" while star Anthony Hopkins earned his third nod as lead actor for portraying the disgraced 37th president. (Lionsgate Films)

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