EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tommy Lee Jones Talks 'Emperor' and 'The Homesman'

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:58
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Opening in theaters on March 8th is the new World War II movie Emperor from director Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring). The film is based on a true story and features an excellent cast that includes Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive, Men in Black 3) as General Douglas MacArthur, and Matthew Fox (Alex Cross) as Bonner Fellers.

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the daunting task of sitting down with Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones to talk about his work on Emperor, as well as his upcoming directorial project The Homesman. The notoriously intimidating actor discussed his new film, playing a historical character, his research into the life of General Douglas MacArthur, what he learned that surprised him, working with filmmaker Peter Webber, his next directing project - The Homesman, what it is about, the challenge of finding good scripts, and why he doesn't choose favorites when it comes to looking back on his distinguished career. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Tommy Lee Jones about Emperor and The Homesman, please click on the video player above. 


As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers (Fox) is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya (Eriko Hatsune), an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Emperor opens in theaters on March 8th.

The Homesman is currently in production. 

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