Tommy Lee Jones tries Japanese style spiritual practice

It was for a canned coffee commercial

Naoki Yoshioka
Naoki Yoshioka

XAMOSCHi Chief Editor

Establisher of tempo, Inc. a web production company. Naoki has been in the web industry ever since he established the company in 2000. He specializes in tech, culture and also loves international movies and literature. Naoki is also keen on studying old Japanese material arts (Sousuishiryu-Kumiuchi-Koshinomawari: Seirenkan and Aikido: Aikikai) and continues his training until today.

Mental concentration under a water fall. Tommy Lee Jones tried a traditional Japanese spiritual practice.


1:It was for a TV commercial shooting, but he actually stood under a water fall for 3 minutes.
Standing under a waterfall is a tough job. There was a big round of applause for Tommy when he finished the shooting.


2:Tommy Lee Jones is very well known for his appearance in a Japanese canned coffee commercial.
By the way, I’m a big fan of Tommy since I saw him in “The Fugitive” as inspector Gerrard.


3:In Japan, appearing in a TV commercial means that you are a celebrity, and in that means, Tommy is more respected than Will Smith.
In the U.S. it is thought that appearing in TV commercials is a low-ranked job but in Japan, TV commercials are for celebrities, and its something to be proud of. Many celebrities have appeared in commercials in the past.


Foreign celebrities who have appeared in Japanese commercials



  • Charles Bronson
  • Alain Delon
  • TellySavalas
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Giuliano Gemma
  • Peter Fonda
  • Peter Falk
  • Richard Bohringer
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Gene Hackman
  • Harrison Ford
  • Brad Pitt
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Antonio Banderas
  • George Clooney
  • Bruce Willis
  • Warren Oates
  • Sean Connery
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Paul Newman
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Richard Gere
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Marcello Mastroianni
  • Peter O’Toole
  • Andrew McCarthy
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Michael Pare
  • Kyle MacLachlan
  • Kevin Costner
  • John Lone
  • RobLowe
  • Edward Furlong
  • Orson Welles
  • Steven Seagal
  • Jean Reno
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Phoebe Cates
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Salvatore Cascio
  • Emmanuel Lewis
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Mel Gibson
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Vincent Gallo
  • Julian Sands
  • James Coburn
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Roger Moore
  • Tom Berenger
  • Pascal Greggory
  • Yul Brynner
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • John Travolta
  • Ben Stiller
  • Gregory Hines
  • Matt Dillon
  • Daniel Day Lewis
  • Jackie Chan
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • Christopher Lambert
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Alexander Godunov
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Lee Van Cleef
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Robert De Niro
  • Hugh Jackman




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