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Tommy Lee Jones

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 50 films, with $5,016,456,902 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #144)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Agent K (Men in Black 3), Thaddeus Stevens (Lincoln), Chester Philips (Captain America: The First Avenger), K (Men in Black), Kay (Men in Black 2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Homesman (Director), The Homesman (Screenwriter), Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Chris Evans, Joe Johnston, Walter F. Parkes, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)20$521,025,655$185,709,276$706,734,931
Lead Ensemble Member3$222,040,756$158,871,371$380,912,127
In Technical RolesDirector2$7,457,673$8,756,382$16,214,055

Limited Release: Foxy Releases

November 14th, 2014

Foxcatcher poster

It's a long list this week, but you could eliminate nearly all of the films and concentrate on just Foxcatcher and Rosewater. These two films are earning the vast majority of the buzz. They are not the only films worth seeing, Red Army looks particularly good, but I worry no other film will thrive. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

2013 Awards Season: Argo Unites a Divided Night at the Oscars

February 25th, 2013

Argo was the big winner at the Oscars last night, although arguably, there were no big winners, but a lot of films that shared in the glory. There were also some pretty interesting twists and a few events that stand out. Due to ongoing computer difficulties, I was unable to live-blog the Oscars this year. I will still be giving my reactions on a category by category basis, but not in the order they were handed out. More...

Argo Predicted as Best Picture, Awards to Be Spread Far and Wide

February 24th, 2013

Voting is closed in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and Argo is the clear favorite to pick up the Best Picture award, based on the opinion of nearly 500 entrants. Ben Affleck's thriller took an impressive 80% of the vote, more than six times the score of Lincoln, which took second place in the poll. Coincidentally, the contest has predicted the winner of the Best Picture Oscar 80% of the time in the 15 years we've been running it. Quite a few other categories have strong favorites, but there are also some really close calls, and it looks as though the awards will be shared by several films tonight.

- Votes in Each Category
- Predicted Winners in Each Category More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln's Double-Win Still Leaves it Behind Argo

January 28th, 2013

The SAG handed out their awards over the weekend and while Lincoln took home two awards, Argo continues its surprising run by winning the big award of the night. More...

2013 Awards Season: Les Mis Leads Ways as Surprises Dominate

January 14th, 2013

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their awards last night, and the trend of surprises continues. Les Miserables led the way with three awards, only one of which I was truly expecting. Meanwhile, Argo won more awards than Lincoln. I don't think anyone was predicting that. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
8/26/2016 Mechanic: Resurrection   $0 $0 $0
7/29/2016 Untitled Bourne Sequel   $0 $0 $0
4/15/2016 Criminal   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2014 Criminal   $0 $0 $0
11/14/2014 The Homesman George Briggs  $2,429,989 $329,592 $2,759,581
9/13/2013 The Family Tom Quintiliani  $36,918,811 $14,159,730 $51,078,541
3/8/2013 Emperor General Douglas MacArthur  $16,653,511 $0 $16,653,511
11/9/2012 Lincoln Thaddeus Stevens  $182,207,973 $91,138,308 $273,346,281
8/8/2012 Hope Springs Arnold  $63,536,011 $52,313,770 $115,849,781
5/25/2012 Men in Black 3 Agent K  $179,020,854 $475,192,631 $654,213,485
7/22/2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Chester Philips  $176,654,505 $193,915,271 $370,569,776
1/21/2011 The Company Men Gene McClary   $4,444,612 $125,355 $4,569,967
11/9/2007 No Country for Old Men Ed Tom Bell  $74,273,505 $89,777,745 $164,051,250
9/14/2007 In the Valley of Elah Hank Deerfield  $6,777,741 $17,711,409 $24,489,150
6/9/2006 A Prairie Home Companion Axeman  $20,342,852 $6,373,339 $26,716,191
12/14/2005 Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada Pete Perkins  $5,027,684 $8,426,790 $13,454,474
2/25/2005 Man of the House Roland Sharp  $19,118,247 $2,400,000 $21,518,247
11/26/2003 The Missing Samuel Jones  $26,900,336 $11,353,097 $38,253,433
3/14/2003 The Hunted L.T. Bonham  $34,234,008 $10,782,486 $45,016,494
7/3/2002 Men in Black 2 Kay  $190,418,803 $251,349,000 $441,767,803
8/4/2000 Space Cowboys Hawk Hawkins  $90,454,043 $38,420,000 $128,874,043
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement Hodges  $61,322,858 $10,397,073 $71,719,931
9/24/1999 Double Jeopardy Parole Officer  $116,735,231 $61,100,000 $177,835,231
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Major Chip Hazard (voice)  $54,452,676 $16,600,000 $71,052,676
3/6/1998 U.S. Marshals Samuel Gerard  $57,823,170 $0 $57,823,170
7/1/1997 Men in Black $250,147,615 $337,100,000 $587,247,615
4/25/1997 Volcano Mike Roark  $47,474,112 $72,553,204 $120,027,316
6/16/1995 Batman Forever Harvey Dent/Two-Face  $183,997,904 $152,498,032 $336,495,936
12/2/1994 Cobb Ty Cobb  $849,490 $0 $849,490
9/16/1994 Blue Sky Hank Marshall  $3,235,241 $0 $3,235,241
8/26/1994 Natural Born Killers Dwight McClusky  $50,215,954 $0 $50,215,954
7/20/1994 The Client Roy Foltrigg  $92,112,663 $25,500,000 $117,612,663
7/1/1994 Blown Away Ryan Gaerity  $30,133,002 $0 $30,133,002
12/25/1993 Heaven & Earth Steve Butler  $5,840,300 $0 $5,840,300
8/6/1993 The Fugitive U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard  $172,494,360 $169,839,557 $342,333,917
1/1/1993 House of Cards Jake Beerlander  $322,871 $0 $322,871
10/9/1992 Under Siege Stranix  $82,304,365 $73,000,000 $155,304,365
12/20/1991 JFK Clay Shaw  $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
5/24/1990 Fire Birds Brad Little  $14,760,451 $0 $14,760,451
8/25/1989 The Package Thomas Boyette  $10,647,219 $0 $10,647,219
5/1/1988 Stormy Monday Cosmo  $1,791,328 $0 $1,791,328
9/25/1987 The Big Town George Cole  $1,733,017 $0 $1,733,017
1/10/1986 Black Moon Rising Quint  $6,470,565 $0 $6,470,565
9/21/1984 The River Rat Billy  $790,254 $0 $790,254
11/18/1983 Nate and Hayes Captain Bully Hayes  $1,643,022 $0 $1,643,022
3/13/1981 Back Roads Elmore Pratt  $11,809,387 $0 $11,809,387
3/7/1980 Coal Miner's Daughter Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn  $67,182,787 $0 $67,182,787
2/9/1978 The Betsy Angelo Perino  $17,700,000 $0 $17,700,000
1/1/1978 The Eyes of Laura Mars John Neville   $18,900,000 $0 $18,900,000
1/1/1970 Love Story Hank  $106,397,186 $30,000,000 $136,397,186
Movies: 50Totals:$2,669,106,011$2,347,350,891$5,016,456,902
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Box Office
Box Office
11/14/2014 The Homesman Screenwriter,
$2,429,989 $329,592 $2,759,581
12/14/2005 Los tres entierros de Melquiade… Director $5,027,684 $8,426,790 $13,454,474
Movies: 3Totals:$9,887,662$9,085,974$18,973,636