|Posted on March 25, 2019 at 3:05 AM|
Who is Thomas Jane? The name is unfamiliar with some people. Everyone that I talk to always ask me who he is and I of course being the #1 fan that I am will go on and on about everything Thomas. I’ll go into depth about his movies and other projects that he’s done. I will do with such pride that I could literally be his publicist and hype him up and give him the love and support that he deserves.
All joking aside, lets get serious. Thomas Jane is one in a million. I first saw Thomas in 2001 in the movie 61*. He played Mickey Mantle. If you know anything about baseball, you will know about the M and M boys. New York Yankees players race to beat Babe Ruth’s single season home run record. I couldn’t imagine Thomas not being Mantle. He was the right guy for the job even if he never had any prior baseball experience before filming the movie.
There was something about him that stuck with me. I don’t know if it was because he just had something that made him stand out, but he always was on of my mind. Every once in a while, there was something or someone that would remind me of him and I would think of him. The more I watched, the more I found out how amazing he really was. He loves what he does and it shows in his work.
In 2008, Thomas made it his mission to stop drinking. He was caught drinking and driving and was put behind bars. He was going thru a tough time, which of course isn’t an excuse to get behind the wheel drunk, but he just wanted a way out. That night he was pulled over 4 times with the last time, being the wake up call that he needed. Since that night, he became sober. I know that it must have been challenging for him to take that leap and realize that life is more important then hiding behind alcohol. I’m very proud of how far he’s come from. I know he works hard at making sure that he doesn’t go down that ride again.
I’ve always imagined him as someone with a heart of gold. He truly is someone who is passionate about his work. He’s hardworking, creative, intelligent and a good man. I hope one day I get the chance to meet him and tell him how much he means to me. I respect, admire and adore him.