It features runners who run for God and to overcome social prejudice. Weird thing about that is that director John Landis’ career lasted about as long as that loveless marriage. She met Salvatore Bono when she was 16, he was 28.
One actor who has been in so many great films, it is hard to keep track, is Tommy Lee Jones. Jones started acting in the early 1970s, and has not slowed down since. He has been in all sorts of films, from action and adventure, to Westerns, and even comedy. He is a truly amazing actor and the accolades he has collected over the years help show that.
The first film I will discuss is The Insider. This is a tremendous film that got Russell Crowe an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the movie itself was nominated for Best Picture.
Another great film that starred Russell Crowe is 3:10 To Yuma. This is a modern day take on a Western film and has an all star cast consisting of Crowe, Christian Bale, and the wildly underrated Ben Foster. If you are looking for a good Western with some familiar faces, this is a great choice.
Another great film starring Tommy Lee Jones was No Country For Old Men. This movie 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture, and with good reason. Jones plays the part of an aging cop in a small desert town to perfection. Joel and Ethan Coen directed this movie and it is one of my favorite films that these brothers have put out.
Bull Durham – This film is one of the first movies that gave audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the raucous side of professional baseball. It is also one of the funniest baseball movies in history. Costner plays Crash Davis, an experienced minor league catcher. Davis is hired to help train a new pitcher for the Durham Bulls. Susan Sarandon’s character also gives the pitcher her own style of training in the bedroom. No other film mixes sex and baseball quite like Bull Durham.
We got to know her as the sweet blind girl in Mask. Her parents are famous actors, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. She got her first film role with her mother in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Laura Dern starred in the blockbuster film Jurrasic Park and its sequel.
Hopefully there are one or more films from Tommy Lee Jones’ catalog that you have not yet seen. If you need a good place to get started, I highly recommend the above mentioned films.