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Thursday, 4 October, 2001, 10:13 GMT 11:13 UK
Driver and Brolin split up
Minnie Driver and Josh Brolin
Driver and Brolin became engaged in April
Movie stars Minnie Driver and Josh Brolin have announced the cancellation of their plans to marry and the end of their romance.

Brolin, 33 and Driver, 30, became engaged in April but had not set a date for a wedding ceremony.

On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Driver described the break-up as amicable and mutual. She did not, however, give a reason for the split.

Driver, who was born in London, met Brolin, the son of the US actor James Brolin, when they worked together on the movie Slow Burn in 1998.

Brolin has been married and divorced from actress Deborah Adair, with whom he has a daughter.


Although not a major Hollywood star, he has worked almost steadily since the mid 80s on films for TV and the cinema.

His most notable film credits have come in recent years and include the hit sci-fi thriller The Hollow Man, in which he starred alongside Kevin Bacon.

Good Will Hunting poster
Good Will Hunting earned Driver an Oscar nomination

Driver, on the other hand, has enjoyed a more prominent place in Hollywood since moving permanently to the US.

Her most recent starring role was in London-based comedy High Heels and Lowlifes, with Mary McCormack.

Before that, she featured in An Ideal Husband and Grosse Pointe Blank. Driver also received an Oscar nomination for her part in Good Will Hunting in 1997.

On the dating front, Driver has been less successful.

She has had high profile relationships, and break-ups, with Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Cusack.

Both actors co-starred in movies with Driver: Damon was a lead in Good Will Hunting and Cusack was the star of Grosse Point Blank.

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