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Josh Brolin's onetime low profile gets raised ever higher with roles in 'W' and 'Milk'

"I don't think Dan White killed Harvey because he was gay or because he was jealous that he was out and free. I think he killed him because it was the only tangible thing he had left that he could come by in his mind" - Josh Brolin

Below is an excerpt from an interview that Mark Olsen at the Los Angeles Times did with actor Josh Brolin:

Mark Olsen: A couple of times in "Milk" it is implied that Dan White might have been secretly gay. Did people from the time put forward this idea?

Josh Brolin: Yes, but it's all conjecture. Who knows? Maybe it was that, maybe it had nothing to do with being latent. Do I play his latent homosexuality? No, with the exception of that one drunken scene. There were a couple times you'll see looks that Dan gives Harvey that were kind of indefinable. Is he looking at him to connect? Because he's desperate? Because he likes him? It's all possible. It's hard to pinpoint whether he was a latent homosexual. I don't know if it matters, ultimately. This is my opinion, I don't think Dan White killed Harvey because he was gay or because he was jealous that he was out and free. I think he killed him because it was the only tangible thing he had left that he could come by in his mind.

Read full interview here.

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