Paul Thomas Anderson directed new comedy-drama Inherent Vice includes a cacophony of famous faces, with Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon just for starters, and comes with an impressive set of positive reviews. Based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, the film is centred on Joaquin Phoenix’s character Larry "Doc" Sportello who investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.

Josh Brolin and Joaquin Pheonix
Josh Brolin's Bigfoot and Joaquin Phoenix's Doc have an interesting relationship in Inherent Vice

But what about Brolin’s character, Detective Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen?

Well, according to the actor himself he is "such a likeable character but he’s also a d*ck."

Brolin also describes the relationship between Bigfoot Bjornsen and Doc Sportello as a "love/hate relationship."

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He said: "Obviously they need each other and they’re using each other but there’s more than that. He gets off on talking like he talks with Doc. But I do think Doc is a better, more intelligent PI or investigator of the two. Bigfoot is all about reaction."

Enough of Bigfoot and Doc, what about Brolin’s relationship with Del Toro and Phoenix? Of this, Brolin speaks very highly.

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He said: "There’s a great dynamic that happens once in a while with actors, who bring to characters something that you didn’t know was there before they start."

The film had a limited release in the US on 12 December but is slated for worldwide audiences on 9 January.

Inherent Vice - Extended Trailer