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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 08:30 PM
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Anybody know Tommy Lee Jones' politics?
I was watching Men In Black II, with the director's commentary. TLJ was talking with Barry Sonnenfeld about Rip Torn and called Torn an "old liberal". I don't know if he meant it just as a statement of fact or what.

I know TLJ was Al Gore's roommate at Harvard, and he's an actor of unusual sensitivity to go with his gruff manner, but considering he's a REAL cowboy, with a REAL ranch in Texas, I wondered what his politics were. Anybody know?
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DoctorBombay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 08:31 PM
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1. Liberal I think
Spoke at Dem convention in 2000, to talk about Al. Either knew Gore or roomed with him at Harvard.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 08:32 PM
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2. Something tells me if he spoke at the dem convention in '00
that he's not a conservative, even if he may have some conservative politics.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 08:43 PM
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3. He was Al Gore's roommate in college
and longtime friend. He spoke at the Dem Convention in 2000. He is a LIBERAL.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 08:46 PM
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4. I'm so glad to hear that.
I mean, I suspected, but still...

He made "old liberal" sound vaguely like an accusation. And y'know, I never really cared for Rip Torn before. Now that I know he's a lefty, I think he's terrific!
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 09:44 PM
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7. I think he was speaking fondly of Rip Torn being an old liberal
Rip Torn is also a liberal and a real Texan like Tommy Lee, so maybe there's a comaraderie there.

Tommy Lee made a great speech for Gore at the 2000 Dem Convention. They were college roommates and are buddies. So I find it hard to believe he would be a wingnut. (Plus Tommy Lee's a good actor, and as we all know, wingnut "actors" almost universally blow.)

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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 08:54 PM
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5. Well I don't think he is a log cabin repuke
If that's any comfort to you.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 09:37 PM
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6. He's a Democrat
Edited on Sat Sep-06-03 09:38 PM by Gman
He appeared at a reelection rally for Bill Clinton in front of the Alamo in San Antonio in 1996. Got a great ovation from the crowd of several thousand. Jones, by the way, also lives in San Antonio.
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zekeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 10:04 PM
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8. Yep and anyone who lives in Alamo Heights has a story
of him coming into town and being, to put it politely, a bit of an asshole. Still like his movies, but if you see him, give him wide berth and don't espect him to wait in line with everyone else. But, yes, he and Gore were roomies and he supported Gore in 2000.
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 10:54 PM
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9. Tommy Lee Jones
wasn't he at Harvard with Hillary Rodham?,was Al Gore there the same time as the future first lady.? (the last first lady in the whitehouse).
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 11:01 PM
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10. He roomed with Al Gore and John Lithgow, I think.
He played football for Harvard, too.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 11:08 PM
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11. I like Rip
he was funny in Michael Moore's "Canadian Bacon" and on Larry Sanders show. Glad to hear he's a liberal. Seems like all the best actors are.
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