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Tommy Lee Jones

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 15th September 1946
Place of birth San Saba, Texas, USA
Year of debut 1970
First feature film Love Story

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated3
  • BAFTA Awards nominated3
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated3
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Biography

Texas-born Tommy Lee Jones funded his education by working on oil-fields and earning scholarships to St. Mark’s School of Texas and Harvard University. After college, he moved to New York. The following year, he made his movie debut as a Harvard graduate in Love Story. He came to prominence in 1981 for his Golden Globe nominated performance in Coal Miner’s Daughter. He has continued to attract audiences with movies like The Fugitive and No Country For Old Men.

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Tommy Lee Jones's films

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Packshot for the film The Family
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2013

A Mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family is relocated to France. With Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Contains strong violence, strong language and sex.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Captain America: The First Avenger
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2011

The US army create a soldier (Chris Evans) with superpowers. With Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving and Hayley Atwell. Violent scenes.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Hope Springs
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
96 Mins
Released
2012

An ageing couple (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) decide to see a relationship therapist (Steve Carell). Mature theme of a sexual nature.

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Did you know?

  • During Tommy Lee Jones' time at Harvard, he shared a room with future Vice President Al Gore. They remain good friends.
  • When he moved to New York, it only took him ten days to secure acting work on Broadway in the play A Patriot For Me. His sudden career rise is featured in a Ripley's Believe It Or Not cartoon strip.
  • He starred as a doctor on soap opera One Life To Live from 1971 to 1975.
  • He is an avid polo player. He first became interested in the sport when his friends gave him a polo mallet and ball. To complete his polo set-up, he borrowed a saddle from a Hollywood studio's property department. He now owns several polo horses.
  • When he received his Oscar for The Fugitive, he had shaved his head for a role in Cobb. At the start of his acceptance speech, he said ''The only thing a man can say at a time like this is, I am not really bald!'

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Fugitive
  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2007 Actor in a Leading Role - In The Valley Of Elah
    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Fugitive
    • 1991 Actor in a Supporting Role - JFK
  • 3 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2007 Supporting Actor - No Country For Old Men
    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Fugitive
    • 1992 Actor in a Supporting Role - JFK
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Fugitive
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Fugitive
    • 1990 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Lonesome Dave
    • 1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Coal Miner's Daughter