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Tommy Lee Jones: Steven Spielberg is 'damn good'

Tommy Lee Jones: Steven Spielberg is 'damn good'

Jan 27 2013, 10:18am CST | by

Tommy Lee Jones thinks Steven Spielberg is a ''damn good'' director. The 'No Country For Old Men' actor didn't hesitate to sign up for the filmmaker's biopic about legendary US President 'Lincoln'...

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Tommy Lee Jones: Steven Spielberg is 'damn good'

Jan 27 2013, 10:18am CST | by

Tommy Lee Jones thinks Steven Spielberg is a ''damn good'' director.

The 'No Country For Old Men' actor didn't hesitate to sign up for the filmmaker's biopic about legendary US President 'Lincoln' as he admires Spielberg's deft camera skills and knew the film would be a success.

He said: ''I'm always happy to have a job. I'm always looking for work. And he's very good! He's a good shooter. He knows his way around a movie set. We've known each other for quite some time. I knew what to expect. There's nothing surprising. He's just damn good.''

Tommy admitted getting into character as congressman Thaddeus Stevens was a tricky task and he followed in leading man Daniel Day Lewis' footsteps by taking ''months'' to learn all about the radical Republican.

He explained to Total Film magazine: ''I read the screenplay thoroughly, several times a day, for months and it was clear what his function was within the narrative. He's a radical abolitionist, and provides a contrast to Lincoln. He brings a sense of urgency to the issues, then emotionalises and intellectualizes them.''

The 66-year-old actor has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role, but says he doesn't like to discuss it as he worries about jinxing the awards.

Tommy admitted: ''Of course! I like to hear that kind of talk but I don't think about it or speak of it.''

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6 days ago

The Homesman named Hamptons centrepiece

Aug 26 2014 11:36am CDT | Source: screen daily

Tommy Lee Jones’ feature will screen at the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival when the director-actor will take part in an on-stage con ...
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6 days ago

‘The Homesman’ Books Centerpiece Spot at 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival

Aug 26 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: variety

The 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival will spotlight Tommy Lee Jones’ upcoming Western “The Homesman” as its centerpiece film, one of the first titles to be named to the slate of the 22nd annual Long Island event. Multihyphenate actor Bob Balaban will serve as honorary chairman for this year’s fest, at which Hilary Swank, who co-stars... Read more » ...
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6 days ago

Homesman named Hamptons centrepiece

Aug 26 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: screen daily

Tommy Lee Jones’ feature will screen at the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival when the director-actor will take part in an o ...
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2 weeks ago

First Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman Released

Aug 14 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Tommy Lee Jones has built up quite a repertoire of performances as a hard authority figures - from Sheriff Bell in No Country For Old Men to Sam Gerard in The Fugitive. It may come as a surprise, then, that his latest directorial effort The Homesman could easily be read as an allegory of gender equality.The Homesman is set in the American Midwest in the 1950s, and stars Jones as a claim jumper named George Briggs. When he en ...
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2 weeks ago

First Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' The Horseman Released

Aug 14 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Tommy Lee Jones has built up quite a repertoire of performances as a hard authority figures - from Sheriff Bell in No Country For Old Men to Sam Gerard in The Fugitive. It may come as a surprise, then, that his latest directorial effort The Homesman could easily be read as an allegory of gender equality.The Homesman is set in the American Midwest in the 1950s, and stars Jones as a claim jumper named George Briggs. When he encounters a tough sha ...
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2 weeks ago

Casting: Huston, Gadot, Turner, Stormare

Aug 13 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") has closed a deal to play Wickham in Burr Steers' adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies". Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote also star. The film is a mashup of the 1813 Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice with zombies. Wickham is a charismatic blond lieutenant who aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins Liz over wi ...
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2 weeks ago

Gal Gadot Joins Costner's Criminal

Aug 13 2014 2:48am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Wonder Woman to play Mrs Ryan ReynoldsAs previously reported, Kevin Costner is continuing his recent thriller kick, following Jack Ryan and 3 Days To Kill with Ariel Vroman's high-concept Criminal. Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman were already set to star; Ryan Reynolds recently joined them; and now, proving that her Wonder Woman duties in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the eventual Justice League movie haven't quite taken over her entire life as yet ...
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4 weeks ago

Ryan Reynolds added to Kevin Costner thriller 'Criminal'

Aug 4 2014 6:27pm CDT | Source: ew

Ryan Reynolds has joined the cast of the upcoming CIA thriller Criminal, starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Ariel ...
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4 weeks ago

Ryan Reynolds Joins Kevin Costner in Thriller ‘Criminal’

Aug 4 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Variety

Ryan Reynolds has joined Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones in “Criminal,” a thriller from Millennium Films. Ariel Vromen, who wrote and directed “The Iceman,” is directing “Criminal” from a script by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. The films centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implant ...
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4 weeks ago

Saban Films Continues Ramp-Up With Exec Hires

Jul 31 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Saban Films launched just before Cannes in May and made a statement by acquiring Tommy Lee Jones’ Competition title The Homsesman, which it will release in the U.S. via Roadside Attractions. It was the first glitzy step in a plan to release 8-10 commercial, talent-driven features per year via a distribution partner. Now it has more help under the division’s president Bill Bromiley: Jonathan Saba has been tapped as VP Marketing and ...
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