'No Country,' No Money? Jones Sues

There are 86 comments on the abcnews.go.com story from Sep 6, 2008, titled 'No Country,' No Money? Jones Sues. In it, abcnews.go.com reports that:

Tommy Lee Jones is suing the makers of "No Country for Old Men" for more than $10 million that the Oscar-winning actor claims he is owed for starring in the 2007 hit crime thriller.

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Since: Apr 07

San Francisco

#1 Sep 6, 2008
You go Tommy!!!!
Frendo

Australia

#3 Sep 6, 2008
They may settle out of court with a coin toss.
andet1987

United States

#6 Sep 6, 2008
yes !! sue these greedy movie producers !!
Dinah

Monkton, MD

#7 Sep 6, 2008
andet1987 wrote:
yes !! sue these greedy movie producers !!
Sure, why not. Drive everything else including business out of this country. Real intelligent, well thought out response.
Verg

Rochester, MI

#8 Sep 6, 2008
That movie was awesome! But not because of Tommy Lee Jones.
PetsUntilEaten

Rio Vista, CA

#9 Sep 6, 2008
Calm down Dinah. Andet is right.

Producers cook the books to say they made nothing while also using movie funds for personal entertainment expenses and more. The producers knew that getting Jones on a movie would help them make money & a good movie - but they don't want to pay for it. Frankly, they do this to writers & lower level people too by promising points on profit then saying the movie made nothing when it truely made millions. Someone with balls has to call them on it. Jones is just lucky that "No Country" was such an obvious hit that they can't brush him off like they have so many stars of his caliber. Don't get me wrong, some actors can be greedy but truly producers take the cake.

Dinah, for someone who seems to like to tell people they aren't thinking things through - you should really check your own thinking on this. How exactly would Jone's suit drive movies out of the US? Are you talking about where the movie is filmed? Certainly, that is a separate issue entirely. An American market movie made in Canada or China still uses American stars, writers, etc. No one has ever cared what nation movies where filmed in as long as the actors are famous & it was a good enough story. Millions will always go to top name actors. The other millions you are concerned with are linked to the location. Loosing productions to other countries that could be filmed in the US is a whole different topic.

Dinah. Lighten up. Its a frickin message board.
Hello

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Sep 6, 2008
It's like gaming...it is Entertainment....for the Native American's to pay them in return for all the Capitalization....the land all the opportunis-tics stole....

“Doot de doot”

Since: Oct 07

doot doot da...!

#11 Sep 6, 2008
Maybe Tommy Lee ought to sue his agent and his lawyer for failure to correct the "known errors" before he signed the contract. It sounds to me like maybe Tommy was hurting for work and signed on for less money than his ego or his lawyer has come to convince him that he's worth. I wonder if the film had lost money whether Tommy would be giving some kind of refund to the producers.
I'm no fan of the studios and I like a lot of Tommy's work but I have to ask myself if he's being manipulated by his lawyers who are going to get paid no matter how the case turns out. Bad deal all around.
Hello

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Sep 6, 2008
Frendo wrote:
They may settle out of court with a coin toss.
A lawyer bash at the bar exchanging bucks for you....Where is the Big Buck?
Hello

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Sep 6, 2008
What do tics have in common?
So what

Ashburn, VA

#14 Sep 6, 2008
Hey, most people that do a job expect to be paid for it, justifibly so.

“Change Is On The Way”

Since: Aug 08

United States of Amerika

#15 Sep 6, 2008
Gotta have your people meet their people, dot the i's, cross the t's.

You didn't, now you're gonna get screwed. By your studio or by your lawyers. Both if your lawyers lose.

Next time, be more careful.
Anton

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Sep 6, 2008
Frendo wrote:
They may settle out of court with a coin toss.
Call it.

Just call it.

I can't call it for you it wouldnt be fair.
Turd Ferguson

Middletown, NJ

#17 Sep 6, 2008
Tommy Lee Jones...just another Hollywood w hore! Will probably use the $15mm to get his pic taken with that rock star, Barrack Obama
Hello

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Sep 6, 2008
Morning In Amerika wrote:
Gotta have your people meet their people, dot the i's, cross the t's.
You didn't, now you're gonna get screwed. By your studio or by your lawyers. Both if your lawyers lose.
Next time, be more careful.
So we get into jots and tittles?
Hello

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Sep 6, 2008
Is a jot and tittle dance a hula? Or an extra hop of a Fuuny Bunny Rabi for the Big Heifer?
hmmmmmm

San Jose, CA

#20 Sep 6, 2008
I didn't see that movie yet. What about the other main character. what did he get?
sherlockholmes34

Glasgow, KY

#21 Sep 7, 2008
get yo money tom jones!
liberals suck

Cleveland, OH

#22 Sep 7, 2008
Tommy has always carried himself as an as@hole and from looks of it it's true. The other thing is he's so annoying and overrated as an actor. So annoying he makes nick nolte seem normal.
Euro-American

Land O Lakes, FL

#23 Sep 7, 2008
No tickee, no washee Tommy! You better have a paper contract on hand regarding the $10M owed claim, or you'll only be holding your Johnson for solace. The courts are no country for old men without recourse.

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