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Tommy Lee Jones is a famous Hollywood actor and director

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BirthdaySeptember 15, 1946
NationalityAmerican
FamousHarvard University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors
City/StateTexas
SpousesDawn Laurel-Jones (m. 2001), Kate Lardner (m. 1971–1978), Kimberlea Cloughley (m. 1981–1996)
Childrens Austin Leonard Jones, Victoria Jones
Universities
  • Harvard University
  • Robert E. Lee High School
  • St. Mark's School of Texas
Notable Alumnis
  • Harvard University
Birth PlaceSan Saba, Texas, U.S
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherClyde C. Jones
MotherLucille Marie (née Scott)
Net Worth$85 million as of Jan 18,2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inSan Saba, Texas, U.S
Famous asActor, Director

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Who is Tommy Lee Jones?

Tommy Lee Jones is a famous American actor, screenwriter and director who made his mark in Hollywood with memorable performances in movies like ‘The Fugitive’, ‘Men in Black’, ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Lincoln’. He owes his success to his typical Texan experiences and his difficult childhood, which according to him made him a ‘stronger’ and ‘better human-being’. His sheer talent, effervescent nature and athletic build turned his life around when he was presented with a football scholarship and was also offered a chance to act in a number of school productions and dramas due to his striking persona. He moved to the city of dreams, New York, where he landed his debut role in the television series, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and the title role in the movie, ‘Jackson County Jail’. With a string of minor hits to his list, his career took flight and put him in the spotlight when he landed the part of the famous U.S. Marshal, Samuel Gerard in the award-winning film, ‘The Fugitive’. Apart from that, he has also directed a number of films including ‘The Good Old Boys’ and ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’. Work apart, he is an avid San Antonia Spurs fan, seriously pursues polo and is an ardent Polo Training Foundation supporter.

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Childhood & Early Life

Tommy Lee Jones was born to Clyde C. Jones, an oil field worker and Lucille Marie, an entrepreneur, police officer and teacher, in San Saba, Texas.

He studied at Robert E. Lee High School and St. Mark’s School of Texas before attending Harvard University on a need-based scholarship. During his school years, he was actively involved in playing football and also participated in a number of school dramas and productions.

During his stay in Harvard, he played for the 1968 Harvard varsity team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English the following year.

Career

He moved to New York City with the dream of becoming an actor and made his Broadway debut in 1969 with ‘A Patriot for Me’. The following year, he landed his first film role in ‘Love Story’.

In 1971, he acted along with Sid Caesar and Carol Channing in the Broadway production, ‘Four on a Garden’. He also starred in the ABC show, ‘One Life to Live’ as Dr. Mark Toland, a role he played till 1975.

He landed his first protagonist role with ‘Jackson County Jail’ in 1976 and worked in the ‘Rolling Thunder’ the following year. He was lauded for his acting skills and started getting more offers for more serious roles.

In 1981, he starred in ‘Back Roads’ along with Sally Fields and two years later, he was presented an important award for his performance as Gary Gilmore in ‘The Executioner’s Song’.

In 1989, he was once again nominated for a prestigious award for his role as ‘Woodrow F. Call’ in the mini-series, ‘Lonesome Dove’, based on a best-seller of the same title.

He catapulted to fame with his most acclaimed role yet, co-starring with Harrison Ford in the blockbuster hit, ‘The Fugitive’ (1993). Through the 1990s, he starred in several hit movies including ‘Men in Black’, ‘JFK’ and ‘Batman Forever’.

In 2000, he co-starred with director Clint Eastwood in ‘Space Cowboys’, where he played the role of a retired pilot on a space rescue mission.

In 2005, he directed ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’, the first of his directorial ventures, which was also showcased at the Cannes Film Festival.

Since 2006, he has been serving as the official spokesperson for ‘Suntory’, a Japanese brewing company and has appeared in a number of Suntory’s advertisements.

His waning film career resurged with two hit performances in ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘In the Valley of Elah’ in 2007.

In 2010, he was cast in the drama, ‘The Company Men’ along with Ben Affleck, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He also landed a role in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.

2012 was a very important year for Jones as he returned with his critically-acclaimed role as ‘Agent K’ in ‘Men in Black 3’ and was also cast in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’.

Major Works

Tommy Lee Jones has given a number of critically-acclaimed performances throughout his career, but the one performance that cemented his place in Hollywood was his role as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in ‘The Fugitive’, which released in 1993. His deadpan dialogue delivery with his thick Texan accent earned him widespread acclaim, for which he won numerous awards including the Academy Award.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor- Miniseries or a Movie’ for ‘The Executioner’s Song’, in 1983.

He received the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘The Fugitive’, in 1994.

He won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘The Fugitive’, in 1994.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married Kate Lardner in 1971, but divorced her seven years later. He then married Kimberlea Cloughley and has two children from his second marriage.

He married his third wife, Dawn Laurel on March 19, 2001.

He at present resides in Texas and can communicate fluently in Spanish. He also maintains a 3000 acre cattle ranch in San Saba and also has a ranch in Van Horn.

In his free time, he plays polo and is an avid supporter of the Polo Training Foundation apart from supporting the San Antonia Spurs team.

Trivia

This famous Hollywood personality of ‘The Fugitive’ fame was roommates with Al Gore at Harvard University.

Most of this famous actor’s films were mostly shot in his homeland, Texas.

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Tommy Lee Jones awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1994Best Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Fugitive (1993)

Golden Globe Awards

1994Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Fugitive (1993)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1983Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Executioner's Song (1982)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

1994Best On-Screen DuoThe Fugitive (1993)

Tommy Lee Jones biography timelines

  • // 15th Sep 1946
    Tommy Lee Jones was born to Clyde C. Jones, an oil field worker and Lucille Marie, an entrepreneur, police officer and teacher, in San Saba, Texas.
  • // 1969
    He moved to New York City with the dream of becoming an actor and made his Broadway debut in 1969 with ‘A Patriot for Me’. The following year, he landed his first film role in ‘Love Story’.
  • // 1971
    In 1971, he acted along with Sid Caesar and Carol Channing in the Broadway production, ‘Four on a Garden’. He also starred in the ABC show, ‘One Life to Live’ as Dr. Mark Toland, a role he played till 1975.
  • // 1971
    He married Kate Lardner in 1971, but divorced her seven years later. He then married Kimberlea Cloughley and has two children from his second marriage.
  • // 1976
    He landed his first protagonist role with ‘Jackson County Jail’ in 1976 and worked in the ‘Rolling Thunder’ the following year. He was lauded for his acting skills and started getting more offers for more serious roles.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, he starred in ‘Back Roads’ along with Sally Fields and two years later, he was presented an important award for his performance as Gary Gilmore in ‘The Executioner’s Song’.
  • // 1983
    He won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor- Miniseries or a Movie’ for ‘The Executioner’s Song’, in 1983.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he was once again nominated for a prestigious award for his role as ‘Woodrow F. Call’ in the mini-series, ‘Lonesome Dove’, based on a best-seller of the same title.
  • // 1993
    He catapulted to fame with his most acclaimed role yet, co-starring with Harrison Ford in the blockbuster hit, ‘The Fugitive’ (1993). Through the 1990s, he starred in several hit movies including ‘Men in Black’, ‘JFK’ and ‘Batman Forever’.
  • // 1994
    He received the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘The Fugitive’, in 1994.
  • // 1994
    He won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘The Fugitive’, in 1994.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he co-starred with director Clint Eastwood in ‘Space Cowboys’, where he played the role of a retired pilot on a space rescue mission.
  • // 2001
    He married his third wife, Dawn Laurel on March 19, 2001.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he directed ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’, the first of his directorial ventures, which was also showcased at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • // 2006
    Since 2006, he has been serving as the official spokesperson for ‘Suntory’, a Japanese brewing company and has appeared in a number of Suntory’s advertisements.
  • // 2007
    His waning film career resurged with two hit performances in ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘In the Valley of Elah’ in 2007.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he was cast in the drama, ‘The Company Men’ along with Ben Affleck, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He also landed a role in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.
  • // 2012
    2012 was a very important year for Jones as he returned with his critically-acclaimed role as ‘Agent K’ in ‘Men in Black 3’ and was also cast in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’.

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Tommy Lee Jones's FAQ

  • What is Tommy Lee Jones birthday?

    Tommy Lee Jones was born at 1946-09-15

  • Where is Tommy Lee Jones's birth place?

    Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, U.S

  • What is Tommy Lee Jones nationalities?

    Tommy Lee Jones's nationalities is American

  • Who is Tommy Lee Jones spouses?

    Tommy Lee Jones's spouses is Dawn Laurel-Jones (m. 2001), Kate Lardner (m. 1971–1978), Kimberlea Cloughley (m. 1981–1996)

  • Who is Tommy Lee Jones childrens?

    Tommy Lee Jones's childrens is Austin Leonard Jones, Victoria Jones

  • What was Tommy Lee Jones universities?

    Tommy Lee Jones studied at Harvard University, Robert E. Lee High School, St. Mark's School of Texas

  • What was Tommy Lee Jones notable alumnis?

    Tommy Lee Jones's notable alumnis is Harvard University

  • How tall is Tommy Lee Jones?

    Tommy Lee Jones's height is 183

  • Who is Tommy Lee Jones's father?

    Tommy Lee Jones's father is Clyde C. Jones

  • Who is Tommy Lee Jones's mother?

    Tommy Lee Jones's mother is Lucille Marie (née Scott)

  • What is Tommy Lee Jones's sun sign?

    Tommy Lee Jones is Virgo

  • How famous is Tommy Lee Jones?

    Tommy Lee Jones is famouse as Actor, Director