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Many Faces of TJ by laureng2 Many Faces of TJ by laureng2
Just a little somethin' somethin' I made :)

Non-portrait pictures:
Top Row:
Stephen Dillane as TJ in HBO John Adams
Thomas Jefferson from the Liberty Kids animated series

Second Row:
Ken Howard :heart: as TJ in 1776 the musical
Re-enactor Stephen Edenbo

Third Row:
Both are re-enactor Bill Barker from Williamsburg (word on the street is he's visiting my college next year! I wonder if Patrick Henry told him about me? ^^' )

Fourth Row:
Nick Nolte as TJ in Jefferson in Paris
TJ from the Disney short "Ben and Me" :)
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nami64 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
stephen is my fav :)
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girl23455 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Artist
ha ha too many Jeferson the only one that bothers me is the one on the far right of him wwaring a brown coat why is his not red he was a red hair not a blond
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student Writer
So I just watched Ben and Me, and it was super adorable. :D Although I didn't like the whole "let's make Benjamin a jerk" part in the beginning. But ahh I loved frustrated!Jefferson. <3

You also forgot Nick Nolte who played TJ in Jefferson in Paris which, although historically innaccurate, he did a really fantastic job playing an obsessive and slightly creepy TJ who was in love with/stalked Maria Cosway. :XD:
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crazy241hp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I love 1776. And Ken Howard's aunt lives next door to me.
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Ha, that's amazing! XD
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crazy241hp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Yeah, I'd always go throw out garbage when she had people over.
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purpleEar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student
i remember liberty kids! i loved that show!
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Historybuffy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
They made a Ben and Me short? o.o I have to see this! Tom second on the top row looks angry. :iconohjoyplz:
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
You have to! It's really adorable, but throw accuracy out the window. And in the short, Tom has the voice of Captain Hook from Peter Pan XD
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Historybuffy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
And Ben looks like his first mate! I just saw it on youtube. So much for the book.
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TRegnier2795 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I didn't like Stephen Dillane as Th. Jefferson in John Adams.

He didn't seem to portray him the way I imagined him.
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
That's alright, but I disagree. He portrayed him as awkward and quiet. He always remained "cool and collected" when arguing with Hamilton. He also portrayed him as very nerdy and lounged on his chairs and couches, which is what Jefferson would often do.

How did you not like the way he portrayed him? I'm curious. :)
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TRegnier2795 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Well, funny you should bring up the lounging on chairs and couches. It really struck me as odd when he put his head down on the sofa when in the same room with Washington. Jefferson was a nerd about manners and wouldn't have done that.

I don't know, he had the mannerisms (mostly). There was just something I didn't like. Something intangible, that you recognize... but don't.
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I dunno, Jefferson once came down in his bathrobe when an ambassador visited him early in the morning. Sitting oddly was kinda his thing, and it really wasn't weird it was just him getting himself comfortable. Plus he was close to Washington by that point, so none of them would've minded it anyway. It was Washington who was really nerdy about manners, like his "Rules of Civility"
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TRegnier2795 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Well true, but that was different. He respected Washington, and he was just trying to piss the British Ambassador off.

Though, froom what I understood, with some notable exceptions, Jefferson was, on the whole, very punctual and manners-oriented.
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I don't Jefferson would purposely try to piss off an ambassador, because he didn't like conflict. Its true he was punctual, but then again, so was everyone. Being ';punctual' was really an effort since people didn't have wrist watches, so it was deemed very proper to be so. Manners-oriented? Most authors that I've read, for example Dumas Malone and Merrill D. Peterson, say that people described him as 'cold' or distant' because he was often quiet and appeared disinterested, which wasn't true but he nevertheless didn't speak up much. If he was as manners-oriented as you say, than those who described him would say otherwise.

But none of this is me going against you're opinion, I respect it! I can't force you to like the actor's portrayal :)
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TRegnier2795 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I know he didn't like conflict, but through all the re-tellings of the story I read, that seemed to be what I got from it. Jefferson didn't like the stuffy, stuck-up behaviour of the ambassador, so he showed up to a fancy dinner with his stockings riding down, his garters showing, the bottom of his shirt tails hanging out of his waistcoat, his hair askew, etc. I personally think that if that's what happened, it would make Jefferson all the more likable.

Being quiet and distant and being polite are not always mutually exsclusive.
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Where did you get this story from? That might be a myth of some sort, because although we like to portray him as an all-American farmer, Jefferson was still a rich Virginia planter. But if he did do as you say, then that confirms what I've been saying, that he wasn't all about manners. If was trying to be truly polite, he wouldn't have done such a thing. To us he would be more likable, but he wouldn't be very likeable to the ambassador, although I doubt he ever did that.
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tcheat0404 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Ken Howard, Stephen Edenbo, and Liberty Kids TJ (AKA BEN STILLER) are the best.

Along with Bill Barker. I'mma see him later this month at Colonial Williamsburg!
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sandyleaf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
But what about Clay Jenkinson?


;____;
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Oh! I did not know about him ^^; Sorry Clay!
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sandyleaf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
=)
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