Ooo, I am, I am! My favorite line from The Fugitive is at that point when Harrison Ford has the gun on him and says “I didn’t kill my wife!” , to which Jones replies “I don’t care!” I liked how he was not made out to be a “bad guy” just because he was chasing the “good guy”
He’s never been type cast. He’s played bad guys, relatively good guys, and a lot of amoral characters in between. I wonder what he’s really like IRL?
Count me in as a big fan. I also loved him in The Fugitive, and another lesser known work, Broken Vows. (He plays a priest!) He’s had such a rich career with many diverse parts, and always adds something to all of them.
Try catching him in Cobb Cobb sometime. It’s a true tour de force of acting, and a shame the movie flopped (probably because it barely touched on Cobb’s playing career, but rather the end of his life. Jones’ Ty Cobb is one of his most memorable characters – a truly complex creation who’s funny, scary, and sad, and shows all sorts of contradictory facets (one of my favorite moment is when Cobb chastizes Smitty for using the N-word – even though Cobb used it constantly).
I can’t believe I’m the first to mention Lonesome Dove (best TV movie ever), which introduced me to the wonderful talents of not only Tommy Lee Jones but also Robert Duvall. I will watch just about any movie either one of them are in.
Beg to differ on this one. I thought it was the worst thing he’s ever done (the missing was the second worst). He’s faaaaabulous in some things, and just all wrong in others. I generally like him, but he’s not “dog-proof.”
I adore this little gem. Fun, campy-but not that bad until the climatic Death by Burning Fire Volcano-ish scene-then-its-just-plain-silly, bad guys that ooze badness. Good girls that ooze what guys want them to ooze: boobs, grit and sarcasm. Germans involved and Tommy Lee Jones as a Pirate. I giggle with school girl glee everytime I watch it.
If they could create a movie with Bully Hayes ( TLJ ) and Jack Sparrow in it …I would be sliding off my seat.