Jeffery Jones, America’s Greatest Actor?

Yeah, remember me? I'm a bad ass. And...would you like to pose nude?

Ask yourself, what makes a great actor? For me, its some one who can stir an emotion in you no matter what type of role they’re playing. Some one who is so comfortable in any role that they make you believe that might actually be how they are in real life, some one who constantly gets work.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I realize the guy I am about to go into detail about is a registered sex offender for trying to get dudes to pose naked for him…real young dudes, and sold untaxed cigarettes and weed for some extra scratch but this isn’t about America’s greatest person, this is simply based on talent.

Jeffery Jones is listed as being in 66 roles over at IMDB, but I am only going to focus on the ones I have actually seen.

Now before I go on, some of you may be looking at that picture up there and thinking “damn, that guy looks familiar, I know I have seen him in a lot of things but I can’t remember what.” Well, lets see, You may remember him as Dick Nelson in Mom and Dad Save the World, one of the greatest movies of all time. You may remember him as Spike, a.k.a. The Devil in Stay Tuned, another of my favorites.  Perhaps you remember him as Eddie Barzoon, a character even more despicable than the Devil in The Devil’s Advocate, which is the only movie I don’t want to stab Keanu Reeves in.

Don’t remember him in any of those? Ok, fine, other than The Devil’s Advocate I can see how you may not  have seen the others but what about Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice? Yes, Bettle…woah…that was close.  Any way in Bettle…ya know, he played the weird as dad of the family that bought the house.  Still nothing huh?

Two words.

Ed.

Rooney.

Ed Rooney, The man could crush my balls into oblivion. Jeffery Jones’s most memorable role is easily as the crazy-ass Ferris hunting principal in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Now you remember. If you don’t, stop reading because you’re too young and too stupid to get anything about this blog.

Some other great movies this guy was in include The Hunt For Red October, Who’s Harry Crumb (a personal favorite and another overlooked gem), Ed Wood, The Gambler 3, Sleepy Hollow, George Washington 2: George Washingtoner, Howard the Fucking Duck and Transylvania 6-5000

Jones also has some extensive voice work credentials as well. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Eek! the Cat, Batman, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Invader Zim.

So in summary, Child porn and untaxed cigarette selling, very, very bad but Ferris Bueller, and Mom and Dad Save The World, very, very good.

 

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