Tommy Lee Jones re-interprets legendary MacArthur in 'Emperor'
Tommy Lee Jones is a salty version of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in “Emperor.”
Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am
Hirohito sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne through the Japanese invasion of China, the attack on Pearl Harbor and all through World War II. But at the end of the war, there were two emperors in Tokyo.
Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of the Allied powers in the Pacific, ruled Japan as a potentate, overseeing reforms that turned the country away from militarism and feudalism and set the stage for Japan's ascent as an economic superpower.
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Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am.