Hot Damn,He's Good

Rancher, polo player, champion eyeballer -- and now the Southwest Bogart

ORNERY IS A GOOD TEXAS WORD. IT'S probably the word Tommy Lee Jones' teachers were searching for when, on a report card at his Dallas prep school, they described him as "sullen, morose and belligerent." But ornery is just a corruption of ordinary. And this eighth-generation Texan has never been ordinary. Not at Harvard, where he roomed with Al Gore, played on the football team and graduated cum laude. Not in his two-decade career as a charismatic character actor. Not in his parallel career as a Texas cattle rancher, or in his passion for polo. And surely not now, when he...

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