American actor Tommy Lee Jones was back in Japan for a few days this week to film some new TV commercials for Suntory's BOSS canned coffee brand. Jones filmed the commercials at Toho Studios in Tokyo. He is one of the few Hollywood stars to visit Tokyo since the March 11 disaster.
Jones, 64, has made more than 30 commercials and appeared in countless ads and posters for BOSS since 2006. His character -- "Alien Jones" -- is an extraterrestrial who takes the form of a human being to learn more about life on Earth (in particular, Japan).
Jones will next be seen in Japan in "The Company Men" (about corporate downsizing), which opens Sept 23, followed by "Captain America: The First Avenger" on Oct 14. He has just finished filming "Men in Black III," and is set to appear in Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln," to be released next year.© Japan Today