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Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones

American actor and film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (73%), (9%), United Kingdom (5%)

Main connections: Will Smith, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Democratic Party, Harvard University, Robert E. Lee High School




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Tommy Lee Jones was born in 1946 add something


Jones graduated "cum laude" with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1969; his senior thesis was on "the mechanics of Catholicism" in the works of Flannery O'Connor add something


Jones moved to New York to become an actor, making his Broadway debut in 1969's "A Patriot for Me" in a number of supporting roles add something


In 1970 he landed his first film role, coincidentally playing a Harvard student in "Love Story" add something


In early 1971, he returned to Broadway in Abe Burrows' "Four on a Garden" where he shared the stage with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar add something


Jones was married to Kate Lardner, the daughter of screenwriter and journalist Ring Lardner Jr., from 1971 to 1978 add something


Sid Caesar - In 1971, he starred opposite Carol Channing and a young Tommy Lee Jones in the Broadway show "Four on a Garden"


He returned to the stage for a 1974 production of "Ulysses in Nighttown" with Zero Mostel add something


Loretta Lynn - Her best-selling 1976 autobiography was made into an Academy *award-winning film, "Coal Miner's Daughter", starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, in 1980


Noah Dietrich - Ed Flanders played Dietrich against Tommy Lee Jones as Hughes in the 1977 mini-series "The Amazing Howard Hughes"


Kathleen Beller - She played Betsy in 1978's "The Betsy", starring Laurence Olivier, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall


In 1980, Jones earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn's husband, Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn, in the popular "Coal Miner's Daughter" add something


Peter Boyle - Also in 1980 he co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones in an Off Broadway production of playwright Sam Shepard's acclaimed "True West"


In 1981 he played a drifter opposite Sally Field in "Back Roads", a comedy that received middling reviews add something


In 1983, he received an Emmy for Best Actor for his performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in a TV adaptation of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song" add something


Bully Hayes - The adventures of "Bully" were the subject of the 1983 pirate adventure film "Nate and Hayes", known as "Savage Islands", which starred Tommy Lee Jones as Hayes


Martha Plimpton - In 1984, she appeared in the Deep South drama "The River Rat" opposite Tommy Lee Jones


In 1989, he earned another Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Texas Ranger lawman Woodrow F. Call in the acclaimed television mini-series "Lonesome Dove", based on the best-seller by Larry McMurtry add something


Lonesome Dove (TV miniseries) - Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, "Lonesome Dove" was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a huge viewing audience, earning numerous *awards, and reviving both the television western and the miniseries


Among his other well-known performances during the 1990s were those of the accused conspirator Clay Shaw/Clay Bertrand in the 1991 film "JFK" , as a terrorist who hijacks a U.S. Navy battleship in "Under Siege" and as a maximum-security prison warden who's in way over his head in "Natural Born Killers" add something


In the 1990s, blockbuster hits such as "The Fugitive" co-starring Harrison Ford, "Batman Forever" co-starring Val Kilmer, and "Men in Black" with Will Smith made Jones one of the best-paid and most in-demand actors in Hollywood add something


Under Siege - "'Under Siege"' is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal as a former Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, on a U.S. Navy battleship


He has received four Academy award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film "The Fugitive" add something


Ty Cobb - In the 1994 biopic "Cobb", actor Tommy Lee Jones depicts an aging Cobb assisting the writing of Stump's biography


Natural Born Killers - "'Natural Born Killers"' is a 1994 American black comedy crime film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones


His first film as a director had been "The Good Old Boys" in 1995, a made-for-television movie add something


Drew Barrymore - In 1995, Barrymore starred in Boys on the Side opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker, and had a cameo role in Joel Schumacher's film Batman Forever, in which she portrayed a moll to Tommy Lee Jones' character, Two-Face.


Terry Kinney - In 1995, Kinney co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones in an adaptation of an Elmer Kelton western novel titled "The Good Old Boys"


Will Smith - He later struck gold again in the summer of 1997 alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the summer hit "Men in Black" playing Agent J


David Schwimmer - He was offered a role to star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the 1997 science-fiction comedy "Men in Black", but turned it down in favor of starring in "The Pallbearer", explaining, "This is an opportunity to grow rather than go for the quick cash


Agent L - The series was adapted into a film in 1997, titled "Men in Black", starring Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K and Will Smith as Agent J, with Barry Sonnenfeld as director


Men in Black (film) - "'Men in Black"' is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy spy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith


Jones co-starred with director Clint Eastwood as astronauts in the 2000 film "Space Cowboys", in which both played retired pilots and friends/rivals leading a space rescue mission together add something


Clint Eastwood - In 2000 Eastwood directed and starred in Space Cowboys alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Donald_Sutherland, and James Garner as one of a group of veteran "ex-test pilots" who are sent into space to repair an old Soviet satellite.


On March 19, 2001, he married his third wife, Dawn Laurel add something


Biz Markie - In 2002, he appeared as an alien in Men in Black II with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, essentially playing an alien parody of himself, whose native language sounded exactly like beatboxing.


In 2005, the first theatrical feature film Jones directed, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada", was presented at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival add something


January Jones - In 2005, she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones


Cormac McCarthy - McCarthy's 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted into a 2007 Academy Award-winning film directed by the Coen Brothers and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh_Brolin and Javier Bardem.


Jones has been a spokesperson for Japanese brewing company Suntory since 2006 add something


Melissa Leo - In 2006, she won the Bronze Wrangler at the Western Heritage *awards for Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture for "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" shared with Tommy Lee Jones who produced the film


Two strong performances in 2007 marked a resurgence in Jones's career, one as a beleaguered father investigating the disappearance of his soldier son in "In the Valley of Elah", the other as a Texas sheriff hunting an assassin in the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men" add something


In 2008, Jones signed on with Chesapeake Energy to be a spokesperson for a public relations campaign to promote shale gas in Texas add something


No Country for Old Men (film) - In September 2008, Tommy Lee Jones sued Paramount for bonuses and improper expense deductions


New Iberia, Louisiana - In the Electric Mist - In the Electric Mist, a movie based on one of Burke's novels, was filmed in New Iberia in 2009 and starred Tommy Lee Jones


The Company Men - By March 2009, actors Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones joined the cast


In 2010, Jones appeared alongside Ben Affleck in the recession drama "The Company Men" add something


Kevin Costner - In 2010, he appeared in "The Company Men" alongside Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper


Cady Huffman - She appeared in the 2010 film "The Company Men" alongside Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper


Men in Black 3 - Sonnenfeld in May 2010 confirmed the return of Tommy Lee Jones and Smith


Men in Black (film series) - Sonnenfeld in May 2010 confirmed the return of the protagonists played by Tommy Lee Jones and Smith


Sean Huze - Sean has appeared in several feature films since returning to Los Angeles including the Paul Haggis written and directed drama, "In the Valley of Elah" with Tommy Lee Jones, John Erick Dowdle's horror film "The Poughkeepsie Tapes", Paul Greengrass' "Green Zone" starring Matt Damon, and Paul Haggis' "The Next Three Days", released November 19, 2010 and starring Russell Crowe


In 2011, Jones appeared in public service announcements on Japanese television, joining a number of other popular figures who sang two sentimental songs in remembrance of those lost in the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami add something


Hope Springs (2012 film) - Steve Carell joined the cast in February 2011, with Tommy Lee Jones replacing Bridges in the opposite lead


Men in Black 3 - In 2012 there was another turning point in Jones's career, starting in a reprisal of his role as Agent K in "Men in Black 3", the romantic dramedy "Hope Springs", and co-starring as Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" add something


Meryl Streep - In 2012, Streep reunited with David Frankel on the set of the comedy-drama film "Hope Springs", co-starring Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell


Peter Webber - Then, in 2012, Webber returned to the big screen with the World War II drama "Emperor", starring Tommy Lee Jones


Hope Springs (2012 film) - "'Hope Springs"' is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, written by Vanessa Taylor, and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell


Men in Black 3 - "'Men in Black 3"' is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin


Meryl Streep - In September 2012, it was reported that Streep along with Hilary Swank will join the production of "The Homesman", Tommy Lee Jones' sophomore directorial effort


Douglas MacArthur - In the 2013 film "Emperor" he is played by Tommy Lee Jones


Gary Oldman - Also in 2015, Oldman will play the head of the CIA in "Criminal" directed by Ariel Vromen alongside Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan_Reynolds, Alice Eve, and Gal Gadot


Douglas Urbanski - Also released in late 2015, Urbanski was Executive Producer of the film Criminal , which is directed by Ariel Vromen and stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones


Bourne (film series) - On July 28, 2015, Tommy Lee Jones was cast in a role in the fifth film


Gary Oldman - In 2016, Oldman played a CIA chief in "Criminal", directed by Ariel Vromen, and starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan_Reynolds, Alice Eve, and Gal Gadot