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The Homesman

film by Jones [2014]

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  • Tommy Lee Jones
    In Tommy Lee Jones

    …cowrote, directed, and starred in The Homesman (2014), a western about a pioneer woman (played by Hilary Swank) and a claim jumper (Jones) who must shepherd three mentally unstable women from the Nebraska Territory to Iowa in the late 19th century. He later played a doctor who transfers the consciousness…

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  • Meryl Streep
    In Meryl Streep: Later films

    …ill women in the western The Homesman; and as a vengeful witch in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods. She was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for the latter role. Streep then slipped into the role of a feckless (and unsuccessful) rock-and-roll…

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