Tommy Lee Jones' Greatest Acting Performances In Years Past

By Andrew Stevenson

Tommy Lee Jones is one of the quietly underrated actors of his generation. Jones was born in Texas, and his Southern drawl is part of his appeal in many of the movies that he is featured in. I don't think there are many actors that can play a cop or detective better than Jones, however saying so does not do his versatility justice. He can play any role.

This article will discuss what I consider to be the top five films starring or featuring Tommy Lee Jones.

One movie that has to be on any logical list of Tommy Lee Jones' best films is The Fugitive. After all, this was a film that won Jones an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It has been long enough since The Fugitive came out to call this film a classic.

Another great film starring Tommy Lee Jones was No Country For Old Men. This movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and with good reason. Jones plays the part of an aging cop in a small desert town to perfection. Joel and Ethan Coen directed this movie and it is one of my favorite films that these brothers have put out.

One film that never got the love I felt it deserved was Volcano. I think people just don't like disaster films in general, or maybe it was because this film came out around a similar time as other films like Deep Impact and Armageddon. Nonetheless, I really liked this movie.

To not include either Men In Black or Men In Black 2 on this list would just be plain crazy. I loved both these films and I cannot wait to see America's two favorite alien crime fighters reunited in Men In Black 3. I believe this film is slated to come out in late 2011.

Finally, I will include Olver Stone's JFK on this list. This film focuses on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and how there was more to it than originally thought. Kevin Kostner stars in this movie as well.

It is clear after going through Tommy Lee Jones' film catalog that he has had quite the fair share of excellent movies.

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