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List Rules Vote 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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Woodrow F. Call Lonesome Dove

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Agent Kay Men in Black 3, Men in Black II, Men in Black

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Sheriff Ed Tom Bell No Country for Old Men

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Samuel Gerard U.S. Marshals, The Fugitive

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Thaddeus Stevens Lincoln

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Ranger Roland Sharp Man of the House

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Hawk Hawkins Space Cowboys

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Ty Cobb Cobb

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William Stranix Under Siege

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Chester Phillips Captain America: The First Avenger

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Mike Roark Volcano

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Col. Hayes 'Hodge' Hodges Rules of Engagement

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Dave Robicheaux In the Electric Mist

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Jake Beerlander House of Cards

The Top 20+ Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies of All Time, Ranked

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John Neville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
John Neville Eyes of Laura Mars

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Clay Shaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Clay Shaw JFK

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Two Face / Harvey Dent Batman Forever

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Travis Lehman Double Jeopardy

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Douglas MacArthur Emperor

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Warden Dwight McClusky Natural Born Killers

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L.T. Bonham The Hunted

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Steve Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Steve Butler Heaven & Earth

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Chip Hazard Small Soldiers

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Pater Joseph McMahon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Pater Joseph McMahon Broken Vows

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George Briggs The Homesman

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Howard Hughes The Amazing Howard Hughes

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'Reverend' Roy Foltrigg The Client

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White The Sunset Limited

19 Weird Things About Tommy Lee Jones, Hollywood's Most Grizzled Actor

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Captain Bully Hayes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Captain Bully Hayes Nate and Hayes

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Ryan Gaerity Blown Away

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Hank Marshall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Hank Marshall Blue Sky

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Robert Stansfield The Family

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Samuel Jones The Missing

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Hank Deerfield In the Valley of Elah

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Gary Mark Gilmore The Executioner's Song

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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The Axeman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
The Axeman A Prairie Home Companion

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Hewey Calloway The Good Old Boys

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Coley Blake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Coley Blake Jackson County Jail

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Mitch The Park is Mine

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Elmore Pratt Back Roads

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Billy The River Rat

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Mitch The Park Is Mine

The Enduring Mystery of Rasputin, Imperial Russia's Secret Shadow Master

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Quint Black Moon Rising

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Angelo Perino The Betsy

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Brick Pollitt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Brick Pollitt Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Moses Cooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Moses Cooper April Morning

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Ab Snopes Barn Burning

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Thomas Boyette The Package

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Cosmo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tommy Lee Jones Characters of All Time
Cosmo Stormy Monday

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Johnny Vohden Rolling Thunder