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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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    10
    14

    George Briggs

    The Homesman
  • 27
    12
    17

    Elmore Pratt

    Back Roads
  • 28
    12
    17

    Billy

    The River Rat
  • 29
    11
    16

    Arnold Soames

    Hope Springs
  • 30
    10
    15

    Quint

    Black Moon Rising
  • 31
    10
    15

    Mitch

    The Park Is Mine
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    18
    27
  • 33
    19
    28

    Travis Lehman

    Double Jeopardy
  • 34
    12
    18

    Robert Stansfield

    The Family
  • 35
    15
    23

    L.T. Bonham

    The Hunted
  • 36
    8
    13

    Brick Pollitt

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • 37
    6
    10

    Coley Blake

    Jackson County Jail
  • 38
    12
    20

    The Axeman

    A Prairie Home Companion
  • 39
    21
    33

    Two Face / Harvey Dent

    Batman Forever
  • 40
    12
    20

    Samuel Jones

    The Missing
  • 41
    12
    21

    Steve Butler

    Heaven & Earth
  • 42
    9
    16

    Gene McClary

    The Company Men
  • 43
    8
    16

    Thomas Boyette

    The Package
  • 44
    4
    10

    Johnny Vohden

    Rolling Thunder
  • 45
    9
    18

    Captain Bully Hayes

    Nate and Hayes
  • 46
    8
    16

    Gary Mark Gilmore

    The Executioner's Song
  • 47
    7
    15

    Pater Joseph McMahon

    Broken Vows
  • 48
    6
    16

    Moses Cooper

    April Morning
  • 49
    6
    16

    Ab Snopes

    Barn Burning
  • 50
    6
    16

    Angelo Perino

    The Betsy