11 Great Tommy Lee Jones Roles (Now with Josh Brolin)

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 19th, 2012 at 1:30 pm, This is a list post.

11 Great Tommy Lee Jones Roles (Now w/ Josh Brolin)

Tommy Lee Jones - Josh BrolinNow that Josh Brolin is impressing the world with his portrayal of a young Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black 3, we wondered what it would look like if Brolin replaced Jones in some of his most iconic movie roles. Check out what we came up with.(TLJ Fact: EVERY Tommy Lee Jones role is a great role)

The Hunted (2003)

The Hunted - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionHaunted by the nightmares of killing he experienced in Kosovo in the past, Aaron Hallam (Academy Award® -winner Del Toro) has turned into a top special-forces assassin...gone renegade. And when game hunters in the Pacific Northwest are being targeted and viciously slain, the FBI realizes that the indiscriminate murders are the work of no ordinary thrill killer. They turn to the one man who can track Hallam down and bring him in - skilled former warfare instructor Josh Brolin. Brolin is grimly familiar with the killer's deadly techniques - he personnally trained Hallam, his most skilled student. Now the seasoned teacher must engage his talented pupil in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with a playing field that moves from Oregon's rural wilderness to the concrete jungle of the city.

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman Forever - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionRiddle me this, riddle me that, you'll adventure on the wings of bat! Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman and Chris O'Donnell headline this box-office smash as the Dark Knight and sidekick Robin take on master villains the Riddler and Josh Brolin.

The Client (1994)

The Client - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionSettle in. Take a deep breath. Hold tight. The best screen version yet of a novel by John Grisham (The Firm, The Pelican Brief) delivers all-out, moment-by-moment suspense. Brad Renfro plays Mark Sway, an 11-year-old torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. A hitman will snuff him in half a heartbeat if Mark reveals what he learned about a Mob murder. An ambitious federal prosecutor, Josh Brolin, will keep the pressure on until Mark tells all. Suddenly, Mark isn't a boy playing air guitar anymore. He's a pawn in a deadly game. And his only ally is a courageous but unseasoned attorney (Susan Sarandon) who risks her career for him...but never imagines she'll also risk her life.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country For Old Men - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionAcclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen deliver their most gripping and ambitions film yet in this sizzling and supercharged action-thriller. When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two millions dollars in irresistible cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Not even West Texas law can contain it. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, and featuring an acclaimed cast led by Josh Brolin and Josh Brolin, this gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond - right up to its heart-stopping final moment.

Man of the House (2005)

Man of the House - Josh Brolin "Official" descriptionIn this hilarious action-comedy, hard-edged Texas Ranger Josh Brolin is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin - a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. But these five feisty foxes (including pop sensation Christina Milian) just want to have fun! Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach to keep these uncontrollable ladies in line and out of harm's way - possibly the most terrifying assignment in his thirty-year career in law enforcement.

Space Cowboys (2000)

Space Cowboys - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionThey trained body and mind for America’s leap into space. When the moment came, the brash flyboys of Team Daedalus were replaced. Now, 40 years later, another moment has come. And this time, it’s all theirs.Directing for the 22nd time and starring for the 42nd, Clint Eastwood leads a stellar cast into orbit in this exhilarating high-tech adventure. Josh Brolin, Donald Sutherland and James Garner join him as old-school test pilots whose grasp of outdated technology makes them the only ones able to repair a primitive, deorbiting Russian satellite that imperils Earth.

Volcano (1997)

Volcano - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionWhen an earthquake triggers a giant burst of lava from the La Brea Tar Pits, sending great spews of lava all over various Los Angeles neighborhoods and causing all manner of flaming magma mayhem, dedicated Emergency Management director Josh Brolin rushes to the rescue, with help from a plucky seismologist (Brolin also stars as the plucky seismologist).

The Fugitive (1993)

The Fugitive - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionHarrison Ford is prison escapee Dr. Richard Kimble, a Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife and determined to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the one-armed man who actually committed the crime. Josh Brolin is Josh Brolin, an unrelenting bloodhound of a U.S. Marshal. They are hunted and hunter. And as directed by Andrew Davis (Under Siege), their nonstop chase has one exhilarating speed: all-out. So catch him if you can.

JFK (1991)

JFK - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionThat fateful day in Dallas set in motion a sequence of events that would only intensify the mystery behind Kennedy's death, causing New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) to begin an investigation that would gradually become a personal obsession. Bravura filmmaking combined with controversial treatment of historical facts and audacious speculation, this breathtaking revision of history presents a mesmerizing parade of shady figures and conspiracy theories, unfolding like a classic mystery based on history's greatest unsolved crime. A technical triumph boasting Oscar-winning cinematography and editing, Stone's film is guaranteed to grab the viewer's attention with its daring take on the JFK controversy. The stellar supporting cast includes Joe Pesci, Jack Lemmon, Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Kevin Bacon, and Josh Brolin as "white-haired guy" Clay Shaw.

Men in Black II (2002)

Men in Black 2 - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionJosh Brolin and Will Smith are back* in black as the scum-fighting super-agents Josh Brolin and Jay - regulators of all things alien on planet earth. Their latest mission: to save the world from a total intergalactic disaster! When a renegade Kylothian monster disguised as a lingerie model threatens the survival of the human race, the boys of the MIB get the call to step up and get busy. With their headquarters under siege and time running out, Agents Josh Brolin and Jay enlist the help of Frank the Pug and a posse of hard-living worms to help them kick some seriously sexy alien butt!*It's been long known that Brolin played Tommy Lee Jones' role in the original Men in Black.

Small Soldiers (1998)*

Small Soldiers - Josh Brolin"Official" descriptionA toy company believes it is onto something when it employs the latest government military technology in a series of action figures, enabling them to talk. They underestimate the power of the special micro chips they've employed, however, as the two opposing sides of the toy line start thinking for themselves and engaging in real combat. The Commando Elite's (belligerent war toys) leader Josh Brolin vows to wipe out the Gorgonites (kindhearted misfit fantasy creature figures) in a suburban neighborhood. A young boy, with the help of the kind Gorgonites, must protect his home and family from the Commandos. Listen for the voices of Spinal Tap (Mike McKean, Chris Guest, and Harry Shearer) as Gorgonite Voices, as well as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci (as the voices of evil, mutated Barbie dolls).*If you look closely, you can tell it's Brolin


Tommy Lee Jones - Josh BrolinDespite the fact Josh Brolin may be able to pull off a Tommy Lee Jones impression in Men in Black 3, we have learned two important things from this article:A) This is creepier than we thought it would be.B) Much creepier. You're welcome!
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  1. haha i really liked this article. definitely a little on the creepy side, but a lot of fun.

  2. Oh photoshop…

  3. i cracked up at the conclusion part, since while going through the list i said to myself “these photos are pretty creepy of jommy lee brones”

  4. Man of the House is always a fave to watch when it comes on for 2 reasons: TLJ comedic timing is great and all 5 cheerleaders are pretty GD hot. Monica Keena & Kelli Garner >>

  5. I’m confused now. This’ll stay in my head. I picture the scene a year from now.

    “Hey, let’s watch a movie. How about The Fugitive? Got good Tommy Lee Jones gnarl in that.”
    “I thought Josh Brolin starred in that movie?”

    My film geek friends will shun me. Way to destroy my social life, Screen Rant.

  6. i cant go past the first page is there an error?

    • Same for me. The “next>>” sign doesn’t show up.

      • Have you tried a different browser?

  7. Oh dear lord this was as you said creepy.
    I have to admit though with a few of them if I didn’t know in advance I would have never noticed the difference.

  8. P.S. just pointing out the picture used for the fugitive, is actually a picture from the movie U.S. Marshall

  9. A clear answer to the question is everything josh brolin could play everything.

  10. Am I the only one that can’t move on too the next slide after role 1?

    • i had this problem also its, if you read this article on a PC then you can move past the first slide, if your reading it on a mac then you can’t

      • The SR Staff all use Macs and it’s fine for us. Check your web browser settings?

      • I have a pc, and it does not work for me

        • Guys,

          This works for me on both Mac and PC, in Chrome (both), Firefox (both), Safari (Mac) and IE9 (PC). Do you have Javascript disabled? Or maybe if you have ad block that might affect it? (you should whitelist us anyway). :)


  11. My film geek friends will shun me. Way to destroy my social life, Screen Rant.

  12. You forgot the Lonesome Dove Prequels even thou Karl Urban was great in Lonesome Dove Comanche Moon.

  13. This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy

  14. I would like to see a Josh Brolin Two-Face, but that’s it.

  15. What about Black Moon Rising? I thought it was a decent movie…

  16. why not blown away that was a great movie from tommy lee jones when he was up against jeff bridges. problem is no one ever talks about how great the movie was. and the critics criticized how bad the irish accents were especially from jones. there are more good movies with tommy lee jones than what they have now. josh would be a good young version of ryan gaerity in the old days. they should put josh’s picture on jones’s face on the blown away poster.

  17. Granted, Brolin did a great job, but there will never, ever be another Tommy Lee Jones :)

  18. Granted, Brolin did a great job, but there will never, ever be another Tommy Lee Jones!