Tommy Lee Jones Movies: Federal Agent, U.S. Marshall, and Vengeful Villain

Tuesday, October 4 by Raina Lorring

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Have a movie marathon with these Tommy Lee Jones movies. Tommy Lee Jones has been in many notable movies over the years. He is known for his roles as such characters as: federal marshal Samuel Gerard, Two-Face and Agent K. Many of his roles are characters that are some form of law enforcement. Tommy Lee Jones was also the roommate of former presidential candidate Al Gore.

“The Fugitive” (1993).

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One of Tommy Lee Jones’ most popular early films is this story of a man wrongly accused of murdering his wife. Lee plays US Marshal Samuel Gerard, a nonsense law enforcement officer that is obsessed about catching his man. Gerard is one of Lee's most memorable charecters and he plays him again in the sequel, "U.S. Marshals" (1998). 

“Men in Black” (1997).

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	In this comedy <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/science-fiction/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>science fiction</a> film, Tommy Lee Jones plays along side <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/will-smith-136/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Will Smith</a>. Tommy Lee Jones’ character is Agent K, the more experienced of the duo, and they both work for an <a href=agency that tries to hide the occupancy of aliens on Earth.Tommy Lee Jones makes a great straight man and this is one of his funnier films. He plays Agent K again in the sequel, "Men in Black II" (2002). A third film is also in the works.

“Natural Born Killers” (1994).

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In this controversial movie about a pair of mass murders, Tommy Lee Jones plays the foulmouthed prison warden Dwight McClusky. Tommy Lee Jones plays the bad guy greatly, and he is amazing as the corrupt warden. His ablity to play such a character is a testament to his acting ablity.

“Batman Forever” (1995).

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	This is the third installment of the iconic series based on the popular comic hero. Tommy Lee Jones plays another bad guy in this film with his performance as Two-Face, a character who started life as attorney Harvey Dent until he goes insane after a criminal throws acid on his face during trial. <a href=Two-Face is a truly disturbed and complex charecter. Even after Tom Lee Jones' amazing bad guy performace in "Natural Born Killers," he still shocked audiences as to how well he can capture a broken character.

“Small Soldiers” (1998).

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	In this movie, a toy company goes too far in making their solider and alien <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/toys-189/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>toys</a> realistic by putting government technology in the <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/action-figures/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>action figures</a>. The toys come to life and the soldiers, the Commando Elite, will stop at nothing to destroy the peaceful aliens, the <span data-scayt_word=Gorgonites, even if it means hurting humans. Tommy Lee Jones does the voice of Chip Hazard, the leader of the Commando Elite.

- Raina Lorring

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