March 7, 2013 |
The scene is a devastated Japan, August 1945, as "Emperor," the new historical drama starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones, begins. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are little more than smoking rubble and stone-faced survivors. Emperor Hirohito has officially surrendered but remains protected behind palace walls. Into the morass strides World War II hero Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Jones). He has exactly 10 days to decide whether to put the emperor on trial for war crimes and a cultural expert in Gen. Bonner Fellers (Fox)
January 27, 2013 |
Tommy Lee Jones won the SAG Award for male actor in a supporting role Sunday night for playing the outspoken Pennsylvania congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln. " Jones was not in attendance to receive the award, which presenter Nicole Kidman accepted on his behalf. The award marks Jones' second SAG win and first individual award, having shared the ensemble award for 2007's "No Country for Old Men. " He earned lead actor nominations for that film and the 1995 TV movie "The Good Old Boys.
January 14, 2013 |
Tommy Lee Jones has never been one to suffer fools but he may also not be a fan of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's quirky comedy. Although the 66-year old actor was on hand at Sunday night's Golden Globes to celebrate his film "Lincoln," which was nominated for seven awards, including one for Jones' portrayal of the wigged, limping Thaddeus Stevens, Wiig and Ferrell mocked Jones' other 2012 film, the dramedy "Hope Springs. " During the presentation of the best actress in a drama award, Wiig and Ferrell made up silly plot lines for each of the five nominees' films, including Meryl Streep, who played opposite Jones in a film about an old married couple PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2013 red carpet "Merial Streep," says Wiig.
November 29, 2012 |
Ask Tommy Lee Jones about his cantankerous performance as radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and the veteran performer bristles. Perhaps mistaking the question for a personal comment, the Harvard-educated, Oscar-winning actor feigns ignorance: "Cantankerous? I don't know what the meaning of that word is!" He paused, adding: "And I hear that word all the time. " If the "No Country for Old Men" star has been hearing the C-word more than usual lately, it's likely due to Jones' spirited portrayal of the fiery abolitionist congressman in the acclaimed biopic, which arrived in theaters earlier this month featuring Daniel Day-Lewis as America's 16th president.
October 11, 2012 |
Actor Tommy Lee Jones is appealing a ruling by California's labor commissioner in a dispute that accuses his former agency of failing to adequately represent him in negotiations for his role in the Oscar-winning film "No Country for Old Men. " Jones accused William Morris Endeavor and his former agent, Jim Wiatt, of failing to communicate that the studio, Paramount Pictures Corp., was willing to pay $1 million in upfront fees for the actor to...
August 14, 2012 |
Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. Douglas MacArthur; Colin Firth as a loser golfer and Nick Cassavetes' meditation on drugs and modern society are just a few of the new movie treats added to the packed slate at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Announced Tuesday morning, TIFF revealed a handful of world premieres to bow at the northern festival, set to begin Sept. 6. Jones stars opposite Matthew Fox in "The Emperor," a film from Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") that centers on the American occupation of Japan following World War II. WATCH: 5 trailers from TIFF to get you in the mood Firth will play a failed golf pro in the offbeat love story "Arthur Newman," a story about a loser who is so distraught with his current life that he fakes his own death and creates a new identity for himself.