I like others do not know the exact military history of General MacArthur. He is played by Tommy Lee Jones as a controversial General. It should be note that "Emperor" is more about a General Fellers, who is asked to make a report on the responsibility the Emperor of Japan may have had in getting Japan to attack the United States. In "Emperor" Tommy Lee Jones takes a lesser part of the movie to Matthew Fox playing General Fellers. I felt there was a decent movie with a history lesson to boot!