Exclusive! What did Tommy Lee Jones pay attention to while portraying Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Emperor?

By: Izumi Hasegawa   March 8, 2013


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General Douglas MacArthur is quite legendary. What  did Tommy Lee Jones pay attention to most in portraying such a famous figure?

“His reasoning about so-called war criminals and war crime. I paid attention to was his growing awareness of the importance of the emperor, and the care that he took to keep Japanese society together and functioning so that we might develop an ally, a capitalist industrial modern country on the Pacific Rim that we could be friends with and do business with.”