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Actor plays down arrest
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Actor Josh Brolin has brushed off his New Year's Day public intoxication arrest, saying he was just having a little bit of "innocent" fun.

The No Country For Old Men star was taken into custody in Santa Monica, California while ringing in 2013.

He was booked for the misdemeanour charge and fined $US250 ($238).

The 44-year-old couldn't dodge the incident during an appearance on US breakfast show Good Morning America on Wednesday.

"I'm the one guy who's out there and they (the police) go, 'Hey. That's Josh, let's grab him'," he said.

"It was a pretty innocent thing, it was a fun thing, and the most awful thing about it is you see this (paparazzi) shot of me like . . . (grimacing) - they don't show you the other shot when I turn and I have a huge smile on my face.

"And then you sensationalise it and make it into something, but whatever.

"They (the cops) were very sweet to me actually."

The West Australian

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