Think you have your Tommy Lee Jones trivia on lock? Sure, he’s made reporters cry and fellow actors extremely uncomfortable, but the world is much brighter with TLJ in it, right? Let’s look at a few facts about Tommy Lee Jones that might surprise you. He’s brainy, gutsy, rugged, and loves polo like no other.
He's also gracious, dapper, generous, and charming, and has written some of his most famous lines. His “I don’t care!” to Harrison Ford’s “I didn’t kill my wife!” in The Fugitive earned him an Oscar. But he’s been creating his own iconic lines for a while. He wrote his character’s final speech in The Eyes of Laura Mars and flung out gold such as the “Saturday morning cartoons” line in Under Siege.
The Tommy Lee Jones biography may be rife with tears, scowls, and dead air, but it also has little fun facts such as his iconic status in Japan. He’s appeared in coffee and phone ads there since the early aughts and is beloved in the country. Jones was the only foreigner to appear in a celebrity video to lift spirits after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Let’s sit by the fire and take in these facts about the gentleman from Texas.
He Told Batman Forever Co-Star Jim Carrey He Hated HimPhoto: Warner Bros.
He's Big In JapanVideo: YouTube
He Has A Nice Long List Of Stuff You Can't Ask Him During InterviewsPhoto: Warner Bros.
At Harvard He Was Caught Between His Love Of Football And Desire To ActPhoto: Paramount Pictures
He Likes To Make People Uncomfortable, Or So Alleged Josh Brolin In An InterviewPhoto: Columbia Pictures
He Refused Acting LessonsPhoto: ABC