Movies: Tommy Lee Jones: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

He's been a Murderer (Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song) and a relentless lawman (Marshall Sam Gerard in The Fugitive). He married Loretta Lynn (Coal Miner's Daughter), saved the world from aliens (Men in Black). But the coolest thing Tommy Lee Jones does is ... nothing. Nothing, anyway, that Stanislavski could detect. (He never took an acting class. Didn't matter. Within weeks of graduating from Harvard, he landed a role in a Broadway play.) Jones just puts that rugged, West Texas face on the screen and observes the world with a rattlesnake's poise. He does watching a whole lot better than...

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