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BPP Oscar Caption Contest: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin

Presenter, accounted for: Oscar presenter Josh Brolin. Amy Sancetta, AP hide caption

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Winning Caption: "No, really. I'm an actor. Here, I'll prove it: 'STELLA!' 'STELLA!' ... Good, right?" — Dave McLain

Runners Up:

"Come on - let me in. My dad knows Barbra." - Lisa S.

And the award for Achievement in Air Guitar goes to...Josh Brolin! — Myron Andes



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Goonies never say die.

Sent by Luisa Schumacher | 9:58 PM | 2-24-2008

"Come on - let me in. My dad knows Barbra."

Sent by Lisa S. | 10:00 PM | 2-24-2008

"Do I have to say it one more time - I am not Ben Affleck."

Sent by Lisa S. | 10:04 PM | 2-24-2008

"I'm gonna hit you so hard that when you wake up your clothes will be out of style"- actual Goonies quote

Sent by Caitlin Kenney | 10:05 PM | 2-24-2008

Oscar, Oscar, wherefore art thou, Oscar?
I'm incredibly lame.

Sent by Sean Quinn | 10:17 PM | 2-24-2008

(muffled speak): I am not a human being! I am an actor!

Sent by David T | 10:24 PM | 2-24-2008

I try to play air guitar whereever, and whenever possible.

Sent by Priya | 10:35 PM | 2-24-2008

"I coulda been somebody. I coulda been a contender!"

Sent by Kevbo | 10:40 PM | 2-24-2008

I'm practicing my Oscar grip...please give me one. PLEASE!

Sent by Michael Woo | 1:17 AM | 2-25-2008

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.

Sent by D Burgess | 7:49 AM | 2-25-2008

Hey, you want a piece of me

Sent by C. Arbor | 8:10 AM | 2-25-2008

Despite his rheumatoid arthritis Josh continued to express his desire to go on.

Sent by AJ Sours | 8:37 AM | 2-25-2008

Who swiped my Oscar? It was in my hand a second ago!

Sent by Paula Silbey | 9:01 AM | 2-25-2008

But your tomato should be over ripe, then you...

Sent by Esther | 9:07 AM | 2-25-2008

I just... how do I say this... I just want to say that, man, I really love you guys.

Sent by Laurie | 9:08 AM | 2-25-2008

I really wanted to present at the Grammy Awards. Someone give me a mic!

Sent by L Martin | 9:08 AM | 2-25-2008

Geico. So easy a cave man can do it.

Sent by Sean Bailey | 9:13 AM | 2-25-2008

The Hollywoods writers return allows actors, like Josh Brolin above, to return to speaking in public. "Witty isn't easy" pines Brolin.

Sent by Steve S | 9:15 AM | 2-25-2008

oh no--is that a full moon?

Sent by Tony Wolf | 9:17 AM | 2-25-2008

"No, really. I'm an actor. Here, I'll prove it- 'STELLA!' 'STELLA!' Good, right?"

Sent by Dave McLain | 9:18 AM | 2-25-2008

I know, I know, I shoulda been nominated... there's always next year.

Sent by Toni-Ann | 9:30 AM | 2-25-2008

i coulda been a contender....

Sent by tracy rosen | 9:39 AM | 2-25-2008

...and then he says to me, "But Josh, you weren't in Dirty Dancing."...

Sent by Ryan Best | 9:48 AM | 2-25-2008

My Brando is just as bad as my Nicholson.

Sent by Bob | 9:50 AM | 2-25-2008

Hey! That's my parking space, pal! Get your own!

Sent by James K Chambliss | 10:10 AM | 2-25-2008

The award for Achievement in Air Guitar playing goes to...Josh Brolin!

Sent by Myron Andes | 10:30 AM | 2-25-2008

Don't you know who my father is?

Sent by jack | 10:47 AM | 2-25-2008

invisible shotgun. i got to use a real one on the set.

Sent by Brian | 11:01 AM | 2-25-2008

Josh Brolin: Thinks he's at the Grammys.

Sent by robert Liano | 11:02 AM | 2-25-2008

Look! It's a well-groomed Joe Cocker!

Sent by Marty Schulken | 11:03 AM | 2-25-2008

"Off balance...head tilting...damn it!"
Josh Brolin once again questions the wisdom of his cosmetic surgeons suggestion he have his head photogenically enlarged.

Sent by Mitch Pindus | 11:30 AM | 2-25-2008

C'mon. I should be President. I've got the hair.

Sent by billf | 11:35 AM | 2-25-2008

I feel...I a natural woman.

Sent by Molly | 11:42 AM | 2-25-2008

Josh: "Hey, here's something I'm good at: air guitar."

Sent by Jeff Lewis | 11:56 AM | 2-25-2008

I coulda been a contendah!

Sent by drew scheidler | 12:03 PM | 2-25-2008

The Award for Looking the Most Like Senator John Edwards goes to .......
Jost Brolin!

Sent by Sarah Dewey | 12:35 PM | 2-25-2008

I can sing too! Figaro! Figaro!

Sent by Greg | 12:40 PM | 2-25-2008

I made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Sent by Dan | 12:57 PM | 2-25-2008

So dad says, here's what an oscar feels like and hands me a corona.

Sent by Steve LaDochy | 1:15 PM | 2-25-2008

Josh Brolin really wants to be at home playing guitar hero.

Sent by Megan | 1:34 PM | 2-25-2008

"Hey, I was TOO in that 'No Coen for Old People' movie."

Sent by B.A. Bowles | 1:44 PM | 2-25-2008

Josh Brolin tries for a last-minute right-in vote.

Sent by Jane Sellman | 1:50 PM | 2-25-2008

"Fly me to the Moon! Let me Play among the stars. . . "

Sent by David | 2:05 PM | 2-25-2008

Damn that rigor moris.

Sent by April Coleman | 2:16 PM | 2-25-2008

my god is this tie itchy...

Sent by drew | 2:55 PM | 2-25-2008

So then the doctor tells me to turn my head and cough.

Sent by Chad Gallion | 3:26 PM | 2-25-2008

You remember Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom...

Sent by Matt Brutlag | 3:29 PM | 2-25-2008


Sent by sergio santander | 4:00 PM | 2-25-2008

Now you see, when presenting an academy award, the right grip is critical. The last thing you want to do is drop someone else's Oscar.

Sent by Mike | 4:04 PM | 2-25-2008

I been to the mountain top. I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land.

Sent by R3NOIR | 4:16 PM | 2-25-2008

For the last time, yes, I was in Goonies!

Sent by Josh Lubin | 4:39 PM | 2-25-2008

"I think Carl Kasell from NPR talks with his hands too. It is just so manly!"

Sent by Keith Walter | 4:47 PM | 2-25-2008

She's not the star. I am.

Sent by Larry Ferolie | 5:14 PM | 2-25-2008

Wanna see my "Tom Cruise in every movie" impression?

Sent by dave | 5:58 PM | 2-25-2008