Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones wears more than one cowboy hat in his new Western, "The Homesman," giving him full control of, well, everything. He co-wrote, co-produced, directs, and co-stars with fellow Oscar winner Hilary Swank.
Jones is known to play tough guys and has built a reputation as someone you wouldn't want to cross. Yet after spending endless hours with Jones, Swank developed a new appreciation for the man of few words.
"It's so easy to stereotype people," the actress said in a recent joint interview with Jones to promote "The Homesman." "He shows what he wants to show to the press or to the world and yet he ... comes alive on set in a totally different way. He's a visionary, he's an artisan, I just was a sponge in his presence," she said.
Behind that dead stare and those grunts is a kind, loving man, a "softy," the actress revealed.
"I don't know. That's not a word More