Downey and Brolin shared their Oscar category with Ledger and both were honestly, too pleased to be included in such heady company.
"I think it's a tough business and there's a lot of rejection. I was told by a casting director early on that I was too green and I should probably think about getting out of the business. Which fueled me more and more and not all people are fueled by that. With my daughter -- if she chooses to do that -- she has much more incredible natural talent than I do, so she'll probably do really well."
Last year's Best Supporting Actor winner Javier Bardem starred with Josh Brolin in their Oscar-winning film No Country for Old Men. Bardem was the first on the phone to Brolin to congratulate him on his nomination for Milk.
"He called me from Spain, he was one of the first calls I got. He was running down the streets of Barcelona screaming at the top of his lungs," Brolin says and smiles. "Javier and I are very, very close and preparation for this whole thing he said 'allow happiness.' I believe I have done that."
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