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  Tommy Lee Jones at Hollywood.com
Whenever a time came that it seemed Jones, an eighth-generation Texan, was about to become typecast in country-boy roles, or his taciturn demeanor shunted him into villainous roles, his sensitivity managed to add depth to the most routine parts.
Jones reunited with Davis for the thrillers "Under Siege" (1992), as a rockin-'n'-rollin' psychopath who takes over a naval carrier, and "The Fugitive" (1993), a film remake of the hit 60s TV series wherein he played a hardened lawman unwilling to relinquish his hunt for Harrison Ford's Dr. Richard Kimble.
Jones gamely tried his hand at comedy and light romance, but seemed far too accomplished intelligent to have much tolerance for the lowbrow material.
www.hollywood.com /celebrity/Tommy_Lee_Jones/191241   (2578 words)

  Tommy Lee Jones Biography
Tommy's mother, Lucille Marie (nee Scott, known as Marie), was a police officer and a hairdresser, later owning a beauty parlour.
Tommy was the cop on the case, keeping it cool while Dunaway freaked and twitched in her usual histrionic manner.
Jones seeks justice from the local police but receives none, and so he abducts the border guard and forces him to help dig up Estrada's body and take it to be interred in his Mexican home town.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/biographies/tommy_lee_jones_biog.html   (4129 words)

  Inside the Actors Studio: Tommy Lee Jones's Bio is Available Online - Official Bravo TV Site
Born September 15, 1946 in West Texas town of San Saba, Tommy Lee Jones was the only child of an oil worker father and a policewoman/beauty parlor owner mother.
Jones instead moved to New York to work on a career as an actor, and landed his first role in a Broadway show just ten days after arriving in the city.
Jones was cast in the pilot episode of Charlie's Angels, and won his first starring role in a feature film, Jackson County Jail (in which he portrayed an escaped convict on the run from federal marshals.) In 1983, he won an Emmy for playing a murderer in the TV movie, The Executioner's Song.
www.bravotv.com /Inside_the_Actors_Studio/guests/Tommy_Lee_Jones.shtml   (435 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones' Biography
Tommy Lee made the decision to move to the west coast, to Los Angeles.
Tommy Lee Jones was still an unknown to the general public, but that was going to change within a few short years.
Jones is known to be short tempered with journalists and has a reputation of being difficult to work with sometimes.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Guild/7634/jones.html   (787 words)

 indieWIRE: Dead Man Riding: Tommy Lee Jones' "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
This season's other cowboy bonding pic, Tommy Lee Jones' spare, deeply warped theatrical directorial debut may not be as socially radical and ultimately important as "Brokeback Mountain." But in all other respects (structure, dialogue, and detail) it's "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," with its sun-drunk flights into the absurd, that takes the risks.
Yet Jones, a staggeringly physical performance from Pepper, and the stark simplicity of the vistas (along with a purple dusklit drunk-dial scene at an open-walled desert saloon that is one of the year's most poignant and ravishing visuals) overwhelm any of the screenplay's shortcomings.
Tommy Lee Jones, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Guillermo Arriaga, Barry Pepper, January Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Lonesome Dove, Sling Blade, George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck, McCabe and Mrs.
www.indiewire.com /movies/2005/12/dead_man_riding.html   (1399 words)

 Tomy Lee Jones / MIB II Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jones, whose reputation for maintaining a serious work ethic in Hollywood is well known, also feels that having fun on a set is important.
Jones, who won an Oscar for his colourful performance in The Fugitive, agrees that comedy, especially this type, is tough.
Jones was also attached to a number of big-budget action movies, hamming it up as the crazed Two-Face in Batman Forever (1995), donning sunglasses and an attitude to play a special agent in the first Men in Black (1997), and reprising his Fugitive role for the film's 1998 sequel, U.S. Marshals.
www.filmmonthly.com /Profiles/Articles/TLJones/TommyLeeJones.html   (1174 words)

 Blockbuster Online - Person Detail Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though several of his less-knowledgeable fans have tended to dismiss Jones as a roughhewn redneck, the actor was equally at home on the polo fields (he's a champion player) as the oil fields, where he made his living for many years.
Jones spent the rest of the '80s working in both television and film, doing his most notable work on such TV miniseries as Lonesome Dove (1989), for which he earned another Emmy nomination.
Jones was also attached to a number of big-budget action movies, hamming it up as the crazed Two-Face in Batman Forever (1995); donning sunglasses and an attitude to play a special agent in Men in Black (1997); and reprising his Fugitive role for the film's 1998 sequel, U.S. Marshals.
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It was in such peaceful and quiet environment that Tommy Lee Jones talked to PoloLine, watched over by the three women who have the privilege of sharing his life: Lucille Jones, his mother, Dawn Laurel, his wife, and Victoria Jones, his daughter.
The first thing that came to Tommy Lee Jones` mind on finishing his first polo practice was "this is the finest thing a man and a horse can do together", which he repeats every single time he plays polo.
They always remember Tommy Lee´s parents, and every time they mention him, they do it as if his name were spelled altogether, in just one word: "hey there, Tommylee".
www.pololine.com.ar /eng/interviews/intertljones.php   (1429 words)

 The Biography Channel - Tommy Lee Jones Biography
Born and raised in Texas, Tommy Lee Jones got his first taste of acting by taking the leads in school plays.
Tommy landed his first stage roll on Broadway in ‘A Patriot for Me’, and spent subsequent years working in television.
Tommy’s career throughout the 1980’s remained very much TV based, and it wasn't until the early part of the 1990s that he came to the attention of studio bosses.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/1001:0/Tommy_Lee_Jones.htm   (332 words)

Jones' only other directorial effort occurred a decade ago when he helmed (and co-scripted) for TNT The Good Old Boys, a Lonely Are the Brave-like drama about a cowboy coming to the end of his era in West Texas, where Jones lives and has family roots.
Jones set the plan in motion himself when, during a hunting trip with Arriaga and Fitzgerald, he suddenly realized he had the key ingredients sitting next to him in his pickup truck.
To that end, Jones has gone to some pains to show the similarities as well as the contrasts of these two worlds that are separated by a river serving as a border.
www.filmjournal.com /filmjournal/filmmakers/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001884043   (1515 words)

 Cate Blanchett blåser alle av lerretet
Unntaket er den lakoniske Lee Jones som seigt og værbitt kaster seg inn i kampen for datterdatteren.
Lee Jones brenner gjerne hull i lerretet, når det passer ham.
Lee Jones finner veien gjennom den blodrøde ørken, han følger skyggen av en mytisk ugle.
www.aftenposten.no /kul_und/film/article735071.ece?service=print   (398 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones: Lone Ranger - Movies
This is how Jones speaks: thoughtfully and deliberately, with an air of deadly seriousness _ and then he sideswipes you with a sudden glimpse of humor.
Jones has become the go-to actor for gruff authority figures, embodying a tenacity and intelligence that leap off the screen.
Jones was extremely hands-on in the casting, assembling a group of new and familiar faces that he required to share his work ethic.
movies.monstersandcritics.com /features/article_1072427.php/Tommy_Lee_Jones_Lone_Ranger   (2157 words)

When Tommy Lee was four, in 1950, Marie gave birth to another son, David Michael, who passed away shortly after his birth.  Marie divorced Clyde and they later remarried in 1968.
Then came summer rep in Cambridge and Boston then Tommy Lee decided to pursue an acting career in New York.  During his first year or so in New York Tommy Lee met and married Katherine Lardner, a fellow actor and later writer who was the granddaughter of sportswriter Ring Lardner.
This marriage to Kate Lardner fell apart in 1977 and they divorced in 1978 when it was discovered that Tommy Lee was sharing a home with model Lisa Taylor and dividing his time between Lisa and Kate.
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 Dvd Shop >> Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bruce Beresford is the director, with Tommy Lee Jones as the primary actor and Ashley Judd as the primary actress.
Tommy Lee Jones is cast as her parole officer who runs a half-way house.
Tommy Lee is once again the Fugitive Hunter, but he's cool.
www.advancingwomen.com /dvdshop/index.php?Operation=CustomerReviews&ItemId=0792160215&ReviewPage=6   (696 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones
Determined not to follow his oil-worker father to Libya, Jones managed to secure a football scholarship to St. Mark's, an upscale prep school in Dallas.
Though Jones dreamed of returning to his native Texas to play football for the Dallas Cowboys, his build was too slight for any professional team to recruit him.
Jones has been married to third wife, Dawn, since March 2001.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=1694   (398 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones Pictures, Tommy Lee Jones Photo Gallery and Biography - Celebrity Pictures by WireImage.com
While studying at the prestigious university in Cambridge, MA, Jones roomed briefly with former Vice President Al Gore and legendary actor John Lithgow, and was a valued member of the Harvard football team.
Jones picked up an Emmy in 1983 for his lead role in the television adaptation of Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song”, and was nominated again in 1989 for his performance in the popular Larry McMurtry-penned “Lonesome Dove” mini-series.
Jones had few flops in the 90s, starring mainly in popular high-brow thrillers and action films including John Grisham’s “The Client”, “Natural Born Killers”, the disaster movie “Volcano”, “Batman Forever”, “Double Jeopardy”, and the enormously successful “Men in Black”, which brilliantly paired his deadpan intensity with a goofy Will Smith.
www.wireimage.com /celebrities/Tommy-Lee-Jones   (989 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones makes directorial debut - MORE MOVIE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com
Jones pointed out the similarities to his screenwriting partner, Guillermo Arriaga (“Amores Perros,” “21 Grams”) who was unaware of the actor’s earlier trek with corpse in tow.
Jones, who previously directed and starred in the 1995 made-for-TV movie “The Good Old Boys,” said “Three Burials” resulted from an idle comment he made while driving around in a pickup truck on his Texas ranch with hunting buddies Arriaga and Michael Fitzgerald, a producer on the film.
Jones and his collaborators aimed for authenticity in the stark landscapes, the speech patterns, the Tex-Mex cultural hierarchies and the wry humor of people on both sides of the border.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7925579   (796 words)

 The Tommy Lee Jones Homepage
Tommy Lee Jones will deliver one of three nominating speeches for vice president Al Gore next Wednesday during the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
has interview footage from Tommy Lee Jones as well as the rest of the cast on this web page.
This page is a non-profit, amateur publication in no way affiliated with Tommy Lee Jones or his organization and no copyright infringement is intended.
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 Tommy Lee Jones - The Man in Black
Tommy Lee Jones was born a true Texan - eighth generation.
Jones' childhood had the shadow of abuse at the hands of his father and a troubled home life.
Being an only child Jones was determined to make due in the football crazed state of Texas.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/movie_stars/51455   (458 words)

 Fametracker :: The Fame Audit :: Tommy Lee Jones
But if Jones is there to provide a comforting presence, it's worth asking what anxieties it is that he's comforting us against.
A cynic might even suggest that Jones gets partnered with these kind of people -- i.e., crazy women people and lethal fl people -- because they are the kinds of people who, in Hollywood's eyes, are most in need of a chaperone.
You can't blame Jones for gobbling up all the roles of the old white guy who befriends the wronged wife, or rolls his eyes at his young fl partner's sassy outbursts.
www.fametracker.com /fame_audit/jones_tommy_lee.php   (1067 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones's mother was a cop and a beautician, and his father was an oil rig worker and a heavy drinker who was sometimes abusive to his family.
Jones actually had a small role in the film version of Love Story, long before he was famous.
Jones performed in summer rep in Cambridge and Boston, and eventually came to New York, where he made his Broadway stage debut in A Patriot for Me, in 1970.
www.nndb.com /people/530/000022464   (401 words)

 RP Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jones ist nun reif für Hauptrollen, er spielt in "Die Augen der Laura Mars" (1977) und in "Nashville Lady" (1980).
Jones ist nun reif für große Hauptrollen, als Vietnam-Veteran räumt er in "Der Herrscher des Central Parks" (1985) in New York auf, in "Stormy Monday" (1987) ist er ein widerlicher Grundstücksspekulant und in "Die Killer-Brigade" (1989) plant er einen Anschlag auf den US-Präsidenten.
Tommy Lee Jones, der auch ein erfolgreicher Polo-Spieler ist, lebt in San Antonio, Texas.
www.rp-online.de /app/tv/prisma/index.php/person.html?pid=tommy_lee_jones   (465 words)

 The Three Burials of Meliquades Estrada - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment
Jones is one-quarter Cherokee and rarely plays cowboys, but he is more authentically cowboy than any living Hollywood star, except perhaps Robert Duvall.
This is the classical part of the story, in which Jones takes the idea of "a man's gotta do" to a dark place.
Jones does both from the inside, without losing faith with his characters.
www.smh.com.au /news/film-reviews/the-three-burials-of-meliquades-estrada/2006/05/19/1147545511672.html   (933 words)

 Locus Online: John Shirley reviews Men In Black II
There are clever bits, as when Tommy Lee Jones must be retrieved from his job at the US post office and reintroduced to the MIB HQ, but we saw a lot of that already in lots and lots of trailers.
Tommy Lee Jones, slowly coming back to his realization of his destiny, is a bit more convincing; we almost feel his longing to re-connect with the stars.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones play out their amusing friction in one or two brief scenes, but there isn’t much of it, and it's not as lively as in the first film.
www.locusmag.com /2002/Reviews/Shirley07_Mibii.html   (864 words)

 Tommy Lee Jones, tous les films avec Tommy Lee Jones
Avec : Tommy Lee Jones, Steven Seagal, Erika Eleniak, Gary Busey
Avec : Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr.
Avec : Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Archer, Paula Garces, Christina Milian
www.locafilm.com /acteur/559/tommy-lee-jones.html   (751 words)

 NPR : Tommy Lee Jones in Director's Chair with 'Burials'
Tommy Lee Jones in Director's Chair with 'Burials'
Tommy Lee Jones stars as ranch foreman Pete Perkins in his new film, a Western.
Fresh Air from WHYY, December 15, 2005 ·; In The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, actor Tommy Lee Jones stars as a laconic Texas ranch foreman who sets off on an honor quest to bury his murdered friend in his hometown in Mexico.
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