100 Words, 100 Days: Day 16. On Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones is one of those rare actors that can take material, whatever its quality, and add a certain je ne sais quoi to it. Whether he is the leading actor in the piece (No Country for Old Men) or a supporting one (The Fugitive), Jones’ mere presence adds gravitas and a macabre sense of fun.

Take Captain America, for instance. Already a decent enough flick, but the addition of Jones gives lines like “Whatever’s on your mind, now would be a good time to keep it to yourself” added oomph.

Give this man another Oscar now, damn it!


8 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 16. On Tommy Lee Jones

  1. He was the extra something nice that gave Cap all the spice.

  2. I loved Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive.

    ‘I want you to check every doghouse, henhouse, out house…’ Or something like that but he was AWESOME!
    He deserves another Oscar.

  3. I especially liked him as the baddie in “Under Seige”.

  4. He was a pretty good Two Face as well.

  5. He added pizzazz to The Company Men ~ the entire cast rocked:


  6. I have sure taken my time responding to your posts. . .I’ve been reading them all, Aardy! i had missed you so much – it’s great to have you back on a regular basis!

    I also like Tommy Lee Jones (Al Gore’s Yale roommate!) I will argue with you on The Fugitive. His was not a supporting role, but a co-starring role. I believe he and Ford together made it the great movie it was – I still enjoy watching it every once in while!

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