Creator / Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones, born on September 15, 1946, is an American actor and film director. He was little known until his big breaks in the 1990s, where he scored roles in three blockbuster films: The Fugitive, Batman Forever, and Men in Black. He fell off the radar for a few years until his resurgence with No Country for Old Men.

He tends to play snarky, grumpy, and usually very badass characters.

He was also Al Gore's roommate at Harvard. Figure that one out. And in case you've managed to wrap your head around that, according to author Erich Segal (who attended Harvard at the same time), the hero of his novel Love Story was based on a fusion of the two of them.note 


Roles of Note:

Try not to confuse him with Tom Jones.


Associated Tropes:

  • Large Ham: His performances in Under Siege and Batman Forever can go ham-to-ham with anybody.
    "Four minutes ahead of schedule. Damn, I'm good."
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: While a lot of his characters are somewhat stoic and snarky, Jones himself is friendly and jocular off the set.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Most of his characters rarely smile.
  • Seen It All: Most of his characters tend to have a lot of experience and be jaded against the craziest things that happen, in conjunction with The Comically Serious. He plays the type extremely well.
  • Silent Snarker: To wit
  • Stock Shout-Out: Variations of the following:
    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
  • The Stoic: Most of his characters.
  • Younger Than They Look: Has always looked between ten to fifteen years older than he actually is, though nowadays he's starting to look his age. This actually allowed him to be cast in Space Cowboys with Clint Eastwood; despite ranging from 12-20 years younger than his three castmates, his character was portrayed in the same age bracket as them.


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