The actor and director, who turns 77 today, has worked with many of today’s greatest directors. Here are five streaming movies we want to celebrate.
DOC Texan blew out 77 candles today Tommy Lee Jones, one of the most reliable and effective actors in American cinema of the last forty years. Nominated for an Oscar four times, he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the film. Fugitivea huge hit with the public, which, however, is not on our usual list of five streaming movies dedicated to him. What works of the actor – and director – did we like? You’ll obviously find out below! Enjoy reading.
Five Streaming Movies Starring and Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
- JFK – Case Still Open
- This is not a country for old people
- In the Elah Valley
JFK – The Case Still Open (1991)
Tommy Lee Jones received his first Oscar nomination for his theatrical and furious portrayal in the torrential film Oliver Stone dedicated to the assassination of President Kennedy. Kevin Costner superbly directs a crazy cast that includes Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Kevin Bacon and many others. Directed, edited and photographed in an innovative way. JFK – Case Still Open writes a great piece of film history from the period, confirming Stone’s unbridled power. An unforgettable film, especially for those who “experienced” it in the theater. Available at Google games, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
For Joel And Ethan Cohen Jones plays a lawman who must witness the cruelty and madness of the frontier world in which he lives, a helpless witness to what is happening. Taken from Cormac McCarthy, This is not a country for old people is one of the greatest masterpieces of the terrible brothers from Minneapolis, a cold and mesmerizing theorem photographed extraordinarily by Roger Deakins. Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Woody Harrelson and many more are involved in this majestic spectacle, rightfully awarded Oscars for film, direction, adaptation and supporting actor. Can’t miss it. Available at KILOSESGoogle games, Apple iTunes, Paramount+, NOW.
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
That same year, Jones received an Oscar nomination for his leading role in the drama of absolute density. Paul Haggis fade In the Elah Valley an anti-militarist film in the best sense of the word, showing the horror that develops and lurks in the minds of young soldiers subjected to the torture of conflict. Next to luxurious Jones Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, James Franco. A drama with truly incredible emotional and cinematic impact, with a final scene that is simply worthy of applause. The best Haggis film, without a doubt. Available on Google Play, Infinity+Amazon Prime Video.
As support Daniel Day-LewisJones once again proves the invaluable value of his gritty, no-nonsense performance, which actually earned him another Oscar nomination. Steven Spielberg he makes one of his best films, a dissertation on the sense of duty and defending one’s principles with a drawn sword, even when it means using political and, above all, moral subterfuge. Lincoln sees in the cast that John Hawkes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field and many others. A truly great film that is worth watching every time to understand it a little better. Available on Google Play.
Tommy Lee Jones’s first directorship Three burials received greater recognition, so much so that he won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Best Actor. But in our opinion Homebody it’s an even more personal and desperate Western, a journey into a forced, cruel world where there is no redemption even for those who want to do the right thing. At any cost. Hilary Swank as the main character has an almost suffocating density, cameo Meryl Streep precious. A borderline film in many ways, it is a courageous and heartfelt work by an artist of undeniable significance. Available on Amazon Prime Video.