Tommy Lee Jones is probably my favorite actor, and today, I get to celebrate him because it is his 76th birthday!
As a fellow Texan, I always loved that Jones never let his drawl go away throughout his nearly 60-year career. Here are a few of my favorite moments and movie roles from his storied time in Hollywood.
Listen to good advice when it’s given. Happy Birthday, Tommy Lee Jones 🎂 pic.twitter.com/nU7LS9tJ8O 
— ArrowFilmsVideo (@ArrowFilmsVideo) September 15, 2020 
On this day in Texas history, in 1946, Academy Award winning actor Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba. He played a variety of roles from “No Country for Old Men” to “Men in Black.” His best known and most beloved role was as Woodrow F. Call in the miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” pic.twitter.com/DeItUSaxNM 
— Derrick G. Jeter (@derrickjeter) September 15, 2021 
This iconic line was actually a mistake, as Jones had forgotten his line and improvised, leading to this classic.
One moment in “The Fugitive” film from 1993
Doctor (Ford) is accused of killing his wife & is on the run. US Marshal confronts him in dam water pipes
Ford picks up his dropped firearm & says:
“I didn’t kill my wife”
Marshall says: “I DON’T CARE”
You need this attitude in life pic.twitter.com/Nrc95OfZ4a 
— Alexandrovich Unleashed (@ImAlexandrovich) October 17, 2021 
‘Men In Black’
Whatever you say, Slick.
— fighting the good fight (@shonkori) February 13, 2021 
Doolittle Lynn In ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
April 12 ~ movie you would not normally watch
The Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Totally outside my norm.. country.. musical (sort of), but Sissy Spacek is great as Loretta Lynn & Tommy Lee Jones, too, as her husband Doolittle. https://t.co/ZggfyQlkOt  pic.twitter.com/BCeiU2Zua2 
— ChadM (@cmattmetric) April 12, 2020 
An Overwhelmed Sheriff In ‘No Country For Old Men’
‘Okay… I’ll be part of this world.’ The wistful tone set by Tommy Lee Jones, in his voice-over narration of Sheriff Ed Tom Bell’s lament at the start of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007), perfectly sets the mood for how the rest of the tale will unfold. #BOTD  #TommyLeeJones  pic.twitter.com/clLchBgqHG 
— Daniel Marley (@UlteriousFilm) September 15, 2021 
An Outlandish Harvey Dent/Two-Face In ‘Batman Forever’
Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face/Harvey Dent in Batman Forever (1995).
Image courtesy of Google Images pic.twitter.com/bESCW4HHeY 
— Edward the Movie Buff 🎥🎞📽🎬💻 (@midgetmoxie) September 12, 2022 
‘Natural Born Killers’
A crazy role in a bonkers movie.
— Photos Histoires (@PhotosHistos) December 12, 2017 
Other Great Tommy Lee Jones Movies
Besides all of these hits above, here are a few underrated and underappreciated roles of the San Saba, Texas native:
- Lonesome Dove. Probably the best western short of The Searchers.
- Ad Astra. Worst. Dad. Ever!
- The Hunted. Underrated thriller
Happy birthday, Tommy Lee Jones!
What’s your favorite Tommy Lee Jones film? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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