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Old 10-08-08, 03:58 PM   #1
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Tommy Lee Jones & Dir. Andrew Davis ("Under Siege" & "The Fugitive")

Is it just coincidence that Tommy Lee Jones gave two of his absolute BEST performances while working in Andrew Davis films - "Under Siege" in 1992 and "The Fugitive" in 1993?

I don't know if it was the script material, or Davis' influence, but before these two movies, Tommy Lee Jones was a good actor. After these two movies, he was great.
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Old 10-08-08, 04:02 PM   #2
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Ummm one of his best performances was in JFK which he did before these 2 films.
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Old 10-08-08, 04:06 PM   #3
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Ummm... "No Country For Old Men", "The Three Burials...", "In The Valley of Elah", all superior to those two originally listed.
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I'm not going to knock his performances in Under Siege and The Fugative but he has done better work, including all the above and Cobb.
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Old 10-08-08, 05:24 PM   #5
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Lest we forget Rolling Thunder. Where's the damn DVD for that anyway?
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Old 10-09-08, 02:04 AM   #7
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Under Siege was average. JFK was a great performance. Also, Natural Born Killers. So his OliverStone stuff has been far better.
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Old 10-09-08, 06:49 AM   #8
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I haven't seen his work in that many other movies, but let's not underestimate his work in The Fugitive. And U.S. Marshals is weak, but in all honesty I felt Jones gave just as good a performance in that reprising the same character. In fact, if the movie had been up to Jones' performance, it might have been a better movie -- he certainly layers on more stuff based on the events of the original in ways the movie never dreams of.
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Old 10-09-08, 11:59 AM   #9
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Has nobody seen the Amazing HEAVEN AND EARTH. One of Oliver Stones best (and most underrated) works.
Jones is amazing in this film as well. He should have got a supporting Oscar for that one even though he might qualify for lead actor. Not really sure about that.
Still if you havn't seen this one check it out. A fantastic film and one of the most rewatchable war films I have ever seen.
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Old 10-09-08, 06:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah View Post
Lest we forget Rolling Thunder. Where's the damn DVD for that anyway?
This is an AIP film, so I assume MGM has the rights? A bit later than most of their Midnite Movies, but it could conceivably be released as part of that line. Available to watch online at Netflix.
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Old 10-09-08, 06:21 PM   #11
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Is everyone forgetting Batman Forever?
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Is everyone forgetting Batman Forever?
We were trying to until you brought it up.
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Old 10-09-08, 07:20 PM   #13
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Meh, my favorite film with him is the first Men in Black.. even in MiBII he was decent.
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