Contact Us

Two Moon Faves: Douglas MacArthur and Tommy Lee Jones

Emperor Trailer
Roadside Attractions

Nick Romano at tipped me to this. Tommy Lee Jones is going to portray  General Douglas MacArthur in the forthcoming file,  ‘Emperor‘.

I have always been a huge fan of General MacArthur and it has always been my belief that he is responsible for the tremendous success and growth of Japan after the end of World War II.

And, Tommy Lee Jones (fellow Texan) just finsihed his Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated role in ‘Lincoln,’ and is set now to play MacArthur. Well, it is a dog’s day in paradise for the Moonster.

According to Romano, “Jones portrays Douglas MacArthur, an American general who finds himself as the new ruler of Japan during the America’s occupation of the territory shortly after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. And may we say the cigar and aviators look suits the Academy Award winner after all these years. ‘LOST‘ star Matthew Fox joins the cast (which also stars newcomer Eriko Hatsune playing the Emperor) as MacArthur’s Japanese culture expert.”

Oh, this should be great. I love the Japanese, lover WWII history and acclaim Douglas MacArthur the second greatest American general of the 20th Century (Patton is #1).

Though we’ve already seen a clip from ‘Emperor,’ the trailer, premiering on Yahoo Movies, provides an extensive look into this upcoming period film, set to hit theaters on March 8. Check it out below and let us know what you think of the movie in the comments. Do you think we have another award nomination on our hands?

Best of WBKR

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The BKR Bunch quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The BKR Bunch contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.