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Josh Brolin Just Threw Shade at Someone Who Is Probably Ryan Gosling, How Very Dare He

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AOL BUILD Speaker Series: "Sicario"Is it possible to subtweet someone in a magazine interview? Because that's pretty much exactly what Josh Brolin just did in his new interview with Man of the World magazine. He doesn't name any names, but it certainly sounds like his shade is directed at Our Lord and Savior Ryan Gosling. If I were Josh, I'd sleep with one eye open, because the world does not take kindly to people insulting its collective boyfriend.

It all starts with Josh calling out young actors who try to seem tougher than they are, admitting that it's what he used to do (just watch one second of Goonies and you'll understand), but seeming to roll his eyes over it now that he's older. Here's what he says, according to Us Weekly:

“I see young Hollywood punks on the set, and it’s funny to me. Because it’s absolutely me all over again. I’m the old guy who’s like, ‘Oh cool, you got your leather jacket and it cost you $400 and you bought it all ripped up!’”

Then he gets more specific, referring to a guy he worked with who put on an accent. He doesn't say the actor's name, but it's not exactly difficult to put two and two together and get Gosling. Here's what he says:

“I remember a guy I worked with who was from Ontario, but he talked like De Niro. I was like, ‘Holy s–t, he’s actually doing De Niro. Does he know that I know? I’m not even listening to what he’s saying.' It’s fascinating to me.”

Let's look at the evidence, shall we? Ryan Gosling was born in Ontario. He worked with Josh Brolin on the 2013 movie Gangster Squad. He also happens to have an accent that seems to favor the northeastern United States rather than Oh, Canada. In fact, Us Weekly points to a 2010 interview Ryan did with W magazine in which he admits he puts on the accent to sound tougher:

“As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn’t sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can’t shake, so it’s not phony anymore. I’m going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing — a phony accent that becomes your trademark.”

But hey, at least Ryan admits it's phony and doesn't pretend that's just how he normally sounds. Because of this, I'm giving him a pass. Also I find it sexy. So there's that.

I find it highly amusing that Josh Brolin apparently thinks the public wouldn't be able to identify who he was talking about. He must have forgotten this is the same Internet that figured out Taylor Swift was throwing shade at Katy Perry in approximately 0.000001 seconds. Do better next time, Mr. Brolin.

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