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The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.3k votes 214 voters 5.8k views54 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Tommy Lee Jones character or performance, which doesn't have to be his best movie.

Tommy Lee Jones characters list, ranked from best to worst along with movie clips when available. These roles are ordered by the number of votes they receive, so only the greatest roles played by Tommy Lee Jones are at the top of the list. This is a list that features items like Agent Kay and Chester Phillips. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that. This list includes both movie and TV performances, so you don't have to choose between one or the other.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Tommy Lee Jones character?" or "What are the top Tommy Lee Jones performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best Tommy Lee Jones performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Tommy Lee Jones roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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  • 1
    66
    18

    Agent Kay

    Men in Black 3, Men in Black II
  • 2
    80
    35

    Hawk Hawkins

    Space Cowboys
  • 3
    79
    39

    William Stranix

    Under Siege
  • 4
    65
    32

    Chester Phillips

    Captain America: The First Avenger
  • 5
    67
    41

    Woodrow F. Call

    Lonesome Dove
  • 6
    59
    35

    Samuel Gerard

    U.S. Marshals, The Fugitive
  • 7
    43
    19

    Chip Hazard

    Small Soldiers
  • 8
    47
    27

    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell

    No Country for Old Men
  • 9
    43
    27

    Mike Roark

    Volcano
  • 10
    26
    9

    Ryan Gaerity

    Blown Away
  • 11
    31
    17

    Col. Hayes 'Hodge' Hodges

    Rules of Engagement
  • 12
    31
    17

    Dave Robicheaux

    In the Electric Mist
  • 13
    32
    23

    'Reverend' Roy Foltrigg

    The Client
  • 14
    19
    12

    Hewey Calloway

    The Good Old Boys
  • 15
    25
    20

    Thaddeus Stevens

    Lincoln
  • 16
    21
    15

    Hank Marshall

    Blue Sky
  • 17
    27
    23

    John Neville

    Eyes of Laura Mars
  • 18
    13
    5

    Eddie Mallard

    Gotham
  • 19
    15
    14

    Howard Hughes

    The Amazing Howard Hughes
  • 20
    18
    19

    Ty Cobb

    Cobb
  • 21
    26
    31

    Ranger Roland Sharp

    Man of the House
  • 22
    15
    16

    Douglas MacArthur

    Emperor
  • 23
    12
    14

    Jake Beerlander

    House of Cards
  • 24
    16
    21

    Hank Deerfield

    In the Valley of Elah
  • 25
    15
    20

    Warden Dwight McClusky

    Natural Born Killers