Tommy Lee Jones
|Tommy Lee Jones|
Tommy Lee Jones at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, September 2007
|Born||Tommy Lee Jones
September 15, 1946
San Saba, Texas, U.S.
|Years active||1970 - present|
|Notable works||Doolittle 'Mooney' Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Clay Shaw in JFK (1991)
Two-Face/Harvey Dent in Batman Forever (1995)
Woodrow F. Call in Lonesome Dove (1989)
Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive (1993) and U.S. Marshals (1998)
Agent K in Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3
Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln (2012)
Arnold Soames in Hope Springs (2012)
|Height||6'1" (1.85 m)|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1993 The Fugitive
Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
1983 The Executioner's Song
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1994 The Fugitive
Screen Actor Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
He was born in Texas in 1946. His father worked on oil rigs so the family moved around quite a bit. Jones was given an athletic scholarship to go to a school in Dallas, Texas. After finishing school he worked on the oil rigs before going to Harvard University to study English.
He finished university in 1969 and moved to New York to be an actor. His first role was in the Broadway play, A Patriot For Me. He had many small parts until he got the main role in the movie JFK. He won the Academy Award for the best actor in a supporting role for the movie The Fugitive.
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- "Tommy Lee Jones (1946— )". Today's Birthday (The Age): pp. 16. September 15, 2009.