Josh Brolin: Russell Crowe "An A-hole"

Josh Brolin is one of my favorite actors because he speaks his mind. Last night at the New York Film Critics Awards dinner, at which Brolin won Best Supporting Actor for his work in the drama, "Milk," Brolin stole the show with his candor.

For one thing, he called Russell Crowe, his co-star in last year's "American Gangster," an "a-hole." Oh yes, he did. He said, after Sean Penn introduced him, "Quite an actor, Sean Penn. And not an a-hole like Russell Crowe." He then repeated: "Like Russell Crowe."

He didn't have any nice words for New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley who reviewed him in a performance of Sam Shepard's "True West."

"I hate that motherf-----," Brolin says, "And I don't think he's a good writer."