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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.''

Source: Bang Movies


6 days ago

The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

Sep 12 2014 4:01pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week. The Homesman This new trailer for Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman is a little slow to start, but once we meet Hilary Swank’s Mary Bee Cuddy and discover what she’s all about, the appeal of the narrative takes hold. Simply put, the piece will make you wonder how th ...
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1 week ago

Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank star in new trailer for The Homesman: watch now

Sep 12 2014 1:01am CDT | Source: Total Film

A new trailer has arrived online for Tommy Lee Jones’ new western, The Homesman, in which he plays an ageing outlaw charged with helping smuggle a trio of mentally ill women across the prairie. Having been rescued from the noose by Hilary Swank’s Mary B. Cutty, Jones finds himself in her debt, and assisting her in her daring attempt to get the aforementioned women the care they require. However, the journey is a long and dangerous one, with bandits ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film


1 week ago

New Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN Hints at a Compelling Western

Sep 11 2014 1:41pm CDT | Source: Collider

Back in the spring we saw an international trailer for Tommy Lee Jones‘ western drama (in which he directs as well as acts), The Homesman and now we’re getting a domestic one along with a reminder that this film’s release is just around the corner.  The story centers on a claim-jumping rascal (Jones) and a frontierswoman (Hilary Swank) as they escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa and battle the harsh elemental conditions of the pra ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider


1 week ago

New Trailer For The Homesman

Sep 11 2014 1:24pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Tommy Lee Jones gets more than he bargained forIt’s been a few months since the last trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' second stint as director, The Homesman, arrived online. And while this new promo suffers from some footage repetition, there’s enough new material to get more of a sense of the film.The Homesman finds Swank as Mary Bee Cuddy, a staunchly independent pioneer woman who has taken on the job of shepherding three mentally unstable women from Nebraska to Iowa. B ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online


1 week ago

Hot Trailer: ‘The Homesman’

Sep 11 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Tommy Lee Jones' latest writer-director effort, like the details of its plot, has made a long trek this festival season. The Homesman started out in competition at Cannes before hitting Telluride, and is next at the Hamptons fest. The frontier drama starring Jones and Hilary Swank was the first acquisition of upstart Saban Films when that company made its Croisette debut in May. (Since then, Saban ...
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1 week ago

Watch: First US Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' Drama

Sep 11 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Before the film debuted at Cannes earlier this year, Tommy Lee Jones' latest directorial effort The Homesman was teased with a trailer. Now the film is poised for release in theaters this fall, and the first official US trailer has arrived, showcasing some seemingly impressive performances from both Jones himself and Hilary Swank. In addition, there's a slew of other recognizable faces who pop up in the film like Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, J ...
Source: First Showing   Full article at: First Showing


1 week ago

The Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman is Here

Sep 11 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

A new trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' latest, The Homesman, is now online and viewable in the player below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. We've also updated the film's gallery with six new images and you can check them all out in the viewer at the b ...
Source: comingsoon   Full article at: comingsoon


1 week ago

Exclusive Trailer: Hilary Swank Is Noble in 'The Homesman'

Sep 11 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: yahoo

Exclusive Trailer: Hilary Swank Is Noble in ‘The Homesman’ Mary Bee Cuddy “is as fine a woman who’s ever walked.” Why? Because Tommy Lee Jones says so! Jones stars in and directs The Homesman — which casts Hilary Swank at center stage as fi ...
Source: yahoo   Full article at: yahoo


2 weeks ago

Toronto: Saban Films Buys Taylor Lautner’s ‘Tracers’ for North America

Sep 5 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: variety

Haim Saban’s newly minted Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller “Tracers,” starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos. The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and is the second for four-month-old Saban Films, which launched just before the Cannes Film Festival and acquired Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman”... Re ...
Source: variety   Full article at: variety


3 weeks 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 ...
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