Released in 1997, 'Men in Black' paired up mega-star Will Smith with legendary actor Tommy Lee Jones as two agents who work for a secret organization that keeps tabs on alien life forms. Featuring outstanding practical effects, the hilarious sci-fi comedy (which was also based on a comic book) was a massive hit, and went on to spawn two sequels. 17 years later, we revisit the cast of this beloved modern classic and see what they're up to now.
Tommy Lee Jones
At the 2013 Golden Globes, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig presented the award for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy and were intent on bringing some of their own laughs to the show. Not content to read the scripted banter off the TelePrompTer, the two came up with their own bit that left everyone cracking up ... except Tommy Lee Jones, that is.
Although it doesn't open in wide release until next week, Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' has already started gaining traction as a major Oscar contender, with Daniel Day-Lewis' performance as the sixteenth President of the United States being one of the most talked about roles of the year. However, Day-Lewis is supported by one of the deepest character actor benches in recent memory and two new clips from the film give us a taste of the film's supporting cast.
If you're still in the political mood after last night, we have a few presidential treats for you in the form of three clips from Steven Speilberg's 'Lincoln.' Steven Spielberg's latest is opening in limited release this week, but you can preview Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones' acting chops right now!
It would appear as though the 2013 awards season already has a major player in 'The Homesman,' and the picture hasn't even begun shooting yet. The film, set to be written and directed by Tommy Lee Jones (who also plans to star), is an American frontier drama with a handful of meaty roles. Today, we may know who will occupy a couple of those meaty roles: Oscar-winners Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank. (Jones won an Oscar too, so we're talking lots of potential "Academy Award Winner..." titles on 'The Homesman's' poster.)
Director Peter Webber's 'Emperor' had its premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival and today, it was announced that Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate are teaming up distribute the film. Distribution was always in this movie's future: anything starring Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur isn't going to sit on a shelf. If you're curious what that performance looks like, you're in luck: the first clip from the film has made its way online.
Meryl Streep has done a lot acting-with-a-capital-a lately; big, showy performances with accents and makeup and wigs and uncanny impressions of famous people. 'Hope Springs' proves she can still act-with-a-lower-case-a -- playing a nobody suburban housewife trying to breathe life back into her long-standing but lifeless marriage -- and produce equally big results. She's fantastic, and she seems to bring out the best in everyone around her, like a pitcher working on a no-hitter whose teammates are inspired to rise to the occasion and make outstanding defensive plays.