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Tommy Lee Jones

at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Thomas Lee Jones
September 15, 1946 (1946-09-15) (age 63)[1]
San Saba, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Katherine "Kate" Lardner (1971–1978)
Kimberlea Cloughley (1981–1996)
Dawn Laurel (2001–present)
.Thomas 'Tommy' Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director.^ How great is Tommy Lee Jones?
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^ Wise move for Tommy Lee Jones.
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.His film roles include federal marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals, the villain "Two-Face" in Batman Forever, terrorist William Strannix in Under Siege, Agent K in the Men in Black films, Western police officers Woodrow F. Call in Lonesome Dove, Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men, a texas ranger in Man of the House and Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.^ (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images) Premiere of Miramax Films' "No Country for Old Men" - Arrivals LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 4: Actors Tommy Lee Jones (L), Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem (R) pose at the premiere of Miramax Films' "No Country for Old Men" at the El Capitan Theater on November 4, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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^ Home Projects Ask Ben Contact Me About Me RSS Feed RSS Feed  |  Custom RSS Feed No Country for Old Men Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, And Josh Brolin .
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^ The show, with its detailed depiction of life in the Old West, was hailed as a clic, with Tommy, as Woodrow Call, being nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
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.Jones has also portrayed real-life figures such as businessman Howard Hughes, executed murderer Gary Gilmore and baseball great Ty Cobb.^ Five years later, Jones won further acclaim and an Emmy for his startling performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song .

^ Six years later, Jones won further acclaim and an Emmy for his startling performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song.
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^ Jones continued a fruitful year with an uncompromising portrait of ambiguous baseball great Ty "Cobb" (1994) in the well-acted, but little-seen biopic.

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Early life

.Jones was born in San Saba, Texas,[2] the son of Lucille Marie (née Scott), a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, an oil field worker;[1] the two were married and divorced twice.^ Born September 15, 1946 in San Saba, Texas (USA) .

^ Lucille Marie Jones (police officer; owned beauty parlor) .
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^ Worked in Texas oil fields.
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.Jones, an eighth-generation Texan of Welsh descent, had a Cherokee grandparent.^ An eighth generation Texan, actor Tommy Lee Jones attended Harvard University, where he roomed with future U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
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^ An eighth-generation Texan, actor Tommy Lee Jones attended Harvard University, where he roomed with future U.S. Vice President Al Gore .

^ He's an 8th generation Texan, though he's one quarter Cherokee, with Welsh ancestry.
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[3] .He was a resident of Midland, Texas and attended Robert E. Lee High School.^ At Alamo Junior High, in Midland, he was a fine student and a keen football player, and these qualities won him a scholarship to St Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys, in Dallas.
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^ Born in San Saba, Texas September 15, 1946, Jones was raised in the Midland area of west Texas, and spent his formative high school years at the exclusive St. Mark’s Academy in Dallas.

^ He received an athletic scholarship to attend St. Mark's School of Texas - an elite all-boys prep school in Dallas - where he played both football and soccer.
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Jones graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas, where he attended on scholarship and is now on the board of directors, and attended Harvard College on a need-based scholarship, staying in Mower B-12 as a freshman, across the hall from future Vice President Al Gore. .As an upperclassman, he was roommates with Gore and Bob Somerby, who later became editor of the media criticism site the Daily Howler.^ Harvard undergraduates who later became quite well-known: Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones .
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^ The author said Oliver was based on a combination of Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones , roommates at Harvard University who Segal knew while he studied there.
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^ Harvard undergraduates who later became quite well known: Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones .
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.Jones played offensive guard on Harvard's undefeated 1968 varsity football team, was nominated as a first-team All-Ivy League selection, and played in the memorable and literal last-minute Harvard sixteen-point comeback to tie Yale in the 1968 Game.^ You also played in the famous “tie” game between Harvard and Yale in 1968.

^ We scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds of the game to tie Yale for the Ivy League championship.

^ In '68, he played offensive guard in The Tie, a famous 29-all draw with Yale.
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Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1969.[4]

Career

.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.^ The movie had its New York premiere on a cold December night at a special screening co-hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image and Jones's Harvard roommate, former Vice President Al Gore.
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^ After graduation, Jones appeared on Broadway, made his film debut in Love Story (1970) and appeared on the daytime soap "One Life to Live.
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^ As mystery man Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991), Jones was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar; he won that award three years later as Marshal Gerard in The Fugitive -- a role he reprised in U.S. Marshals (1998).
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.In 1970, he landed his first film role, appropriately playing a Harvard student in Love Story (Erich Segal, the author of "Love Story," said that he based the lead character of Oliver on the two undergrad roommates he knew while teaching at Harvard, Jones and Gore).^ Indeed, it was said that the book's author, Erich Segal, had based O'Neal's character, Oliver, on both Al Gore and Tommy himself.
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^ According to author Erich Segal, Jones and his then Harvard roommate Al Gore, were the models for the character of Oliver in LOVE STORY (1970).
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^ Feature film debut, "Love Story" .
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[5]
.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.^ As well as Fortune And Men's Eyes and Blue Boys, there'd be 1971's Four In The Garden, a series of four one-act comedies at the Broadhurst Theatre, Jones playing in three of them alongside famed comics Carol Channing and Sid Caesar.
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^ Appeared in the Broadway production, "Four on a Garden" with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar .
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^ While living in New York, he continued to appear in various plays, both on- and off-Broadway: "Fortune and Men's Eyes" (1969); "Four on a Garden" (1971); "Blue Boys" (1972); "Ulysses in Nighttown" (1974).
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Between 1971 and 1975, he portrayed Dr. Mark Toland on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. .He returned to the stage for a 1974 production of Ulysses in Nighttown with Zero Mostel.^ There'd also be 1974's Ulysses In Nighttown at the Winter Garden Theatre, based on the life and work of James Joyce, with Zero Mostel as Leopold Bloom and Fionnuala Flanagan as his Molly, Jones appearing as Stephen Dedalus.
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^ Cast as Stephen Daedalus in "Ulysses in Nighttown" co-starring Zero Mostel .
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^ Over the next few years, there'd be plenty of stage work, including Fortune And Men's Eyes, Four In The Garden (with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar), Blue Boys, Ulysses In Nighttown (with Zero Mostel), and the New York Shakespeare Festival's staging of Sam Shepard's True West.
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.In films, he played an escaped convict hunted in Jackson County Jail (1976), a Vietnam veteran in Rolling Thunder (1977) and an automobile mogul, co-starring with Laurence Olivier, in the Harold Robbins drama The Betsy.^ Jackson County Jail (1976) .
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^ Jones continued his rise to leading man status, starring opposite William Devane in "Rolling Thunder" (1977) and playing a police detective supposedly protecting a successful photographer (Faye Dunaway) from a serial killer in "Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978).
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^ He made his directorial debut in The Good Old Boys (1995) (TV) on TNT. In addition to directing and starring in the film, he co-wrote the teleplay (with J.T. Allen).
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.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.^ Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) more movies like this .
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^ Jones became a household name with his complex portrait of Doolittle Lynn, the ambitious husband of country singer Loretta Lynn (Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek) in Michael Apted’s 1980 classic Coal Miner’s Daughter.

^ He was overshadowed by Sissy Spacek's Oscar-winning performance as country-western singer Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980), then failed to attract much attention as an unemployed drifter who goes in search of his California dream with a prostitute (Sally Field) in "Back Roads" (1981).

.In 1981, he played a drifter opposite Sally Field in Back Roads, a comedy that received middling reviews.^ He was overshadowed by Sissy Spacek's Oscar-winning performance as country-western singer Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980), then failed to attract much attention as an unemployed drifter who goes in search of his California dream with a prostitute (Sally Field) in "Back Roads" (1981).

^ Then came Back Roads, a comedy directed by Martin Ritt and starring Sally Field, who'd recently won an Oscar for Ritt's Norma Rae.
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^ Reportedly Ritt's homage to Frank Capra 's films of the 1930s, Back Roads stars Field as Amy Post, a no-nonsense prostitute in the  Read More .
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.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.^ Five years later, Jones won further acclaim and an Emmy for his startling performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song .

^ Five years later, Jones won further acclaim and an Emmy for his startling performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song.
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^ Six years later, Jones won further acclaim and an Emmy for his startling performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song.
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.That same year he starred in a pirate adventure, Nate and Hayes, playing the heavily bearded Captain Bully Hayes.^ Next he was Captain Bully Hayes in the 19th Century pirate adventure Nate And Hayes, written by a pre-Breakfast Club John Hughes.
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^ Captain Bully Hayes ...
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^ Nate and Hayes (Savage Islands) CAST: Tommy Lee Jones , Jenny Seagrove , Michael OKeefe , Max Phipps , Ferdinand Fairfax , YEAR: 1983 GENRE: Adventure , .

.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.^ Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove is one of the best Texas novels of our time.
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^ Played Woodrow F Call in the four-part CBS miniseries, "Lonesome Dove"; received an Emmy nomination .
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^ The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was later made into a wonderful television mini-series , which starred Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones as the iconic former Texas Rangers, Gus McRae and Woodrow Call.
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.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.^ Teamed with Will Smith for smash hit "Men in Black" .
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^ After graduation, Jones appeared on Broadway, made his film debut in Love Story (1970) and appeared on the daytime soap "One Life to Live."
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^ Now people are talking about another one, with the twin topics this time being a supporting nod for his work in No Country For Old Men--even with co-star Javier Bardem making his own serious bid--and a second possible nomination for Best Actor for In the Valley of Elah.
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.His role in The Fugitive won wide acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.^ Because of his engaging performance, Jones earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

^ Tommy Lee Jones returns as United States Marshall Sam Gerard, the role that earned him an Academy Award, in this sequel to the 1993 blockbuster The Fugitive.
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^ Tommy Lee Jones, who won a 1993 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrait of the Javert-like U.S. Marshall who relentlessly pursues Harrison Ford’s Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive, has now added the position of auteur to his already impressive resume.

When he accepted his Oscar, his head was shaved for his role in the film Cobb, a situation he made light of in his speech with: "All a man can say at a time like this is 'I am not really bald.'"
.Among his other well-known performances during the 1990s were those as an accused conspirator in the John F. Kennedy assassination in 1991's JFK (earning him another Oscar nomination), as a terrorist who hijacks a U.S. Navy battleship in 1992's Under Siege and as a maximum-security prison warden in way over his head in 1994's Natural Born Killers.^ During those military and -- well.
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^ His performance won him his first Oscar nomination.
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^ Natural Born Killers Blu-ray .
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.Jones co-starred with director Clint Eastwood as astronauts in the 2000 film Space Cowboys, leading a space rescue mission.^ You worked with Clint Eastwood on Space Cowboys.

^ After Rules Of Engagement, Tommy joined up with a team of ageing astronauts sent to save a falling Russian satellite in Clint Eastwood 's Space Cowboys.
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^ The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada was movie star Tommy Lee Jones's debut as a theatrical film director.
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.In 2005, the first theatrical feature film Jones directed, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, was presented at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.^ SIMON: This is the first feature film you've directed.
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^ Watch trailer Watch review Watch interview Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The .
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^ Tommy Lee Jones 2005 Toronto Film Festival - "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" Press Conference 09/11/2005 .
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In it, Jones speaks both English and Spanish. .It won him the Best Actor Award.^ As mystery man Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991), Jones was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar; he won that award three years later as Marshal Gerard in The Fugitive -- a role he reprised in U.S. Marshals (1998).
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^ West Texas and New Mexico have been the backdrop for many Jones projects over the years, including 2005's "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," his big-screen directorial debut that also won him the best-actor award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
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^ His work as a middle-aged Texas sheriff haunted by the acts of the evil man he hunts earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

.His first film as a director had been in The Good Old Boys in 1995, a made-for-television movie.^ My first film was a made-for-television movie called The Good Old Boys, which we made for Ted Turner's television network."
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^ In his feature directing debut (he helmed the television film The Good Old Boys for Turner Network Television in 1995), Jones shows that he is every bit as gifted behind the camera as before it (Jones’ acting chops earned him a Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival).

^ The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada was movie star Tommy Lee Jones's debut as a theatrical film director.
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.Two strong performances in 2007 marked a resurgence in Jones' 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.^ 'No Country for Old Men' opens on January 18.
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^ The other was as the career officer looking for his missing son in "In the Valley of Elah," which has garnered Jones an Oscar nomination for best actor.
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^ That exception, of course, is the sterling No Country for Old Men.
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.For the former, he was nominated for an Academy Award.^ His work as the veteran father of a son who died in the war earned him strong reviews and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

^ The film is already a frontrunner for next month's 80th Academy Awards, having picked up four Golden Globe nominations.
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^ Now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, we can all buckle up and wait to find out who the lucky non-winners are.
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.Jones has been a spokesperson for Japanese brewing company Suntory since 2006. He can be seen in various Japanese TV commercials of Suntory's Coffee brand Boss as a character called "Alien Jones," an extraterrestrial who takes the form of a human being to check on the world of humans.^ Human beings are glorious and preposterous characters.
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^ Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up.
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^ Jones, in a recent phone interview from Florida (where he takes some of his horses for the winter), said he identifies with both characters.
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There are 21 such commercials that can be seen on YouTube.

Personal life

.At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, he presented the nominating speech for his college roommate, Al Gore, as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States.^ So I want to bring Tommy’s roommate down, from college: Al Gore.
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^ San Saba, Texas, Tommy Lee Jones attended St. Mark's Prep School in Dallas and won a scholarship to Harvard (where his roommate was Al Gore).
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^ An eighth-generation Texan, actor Tommy Lee Jones attended Harvard University, where he roomed with future U.S. Vice President Al Gore .

Jones was married to Kate Lardner, the daughter of Ring .Lardner Jr. from 1971 to 1978. Jones has two children from his second marriage to Kimberlea Cloughley, the daughter of Phil Hardberger, the mayor of San Antonio: Austin Leonard (born 1982) and Victoria Kafka (born 1991).^ Jones has two children: a son, Austin Leonard, 24, and a daughter, Victoria Kafka, 16, both from his second marriage to the photographer Kimberley Cloughley.
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^ Spouse Dawn Jones (19 March 2001 - present) Kimberlea Gayle Cloughley (30 May 1981 - 1996) (divorced) 2 children Kate Lardner (1971 - 1978) (divorced) .
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^ The couple would marry in 1981, remaining married till 1996, and producing two children - Austin Leonard, known as Bubba, and Victoria Kafka, called Tory.
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.On March 19, 2001, he married his third wife, Dawn Laurel.^ March 19, 2001.
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^ Spouse Dawn Jones (19 March 2001 - present) Kimberlea Gayle Cloughley (30 May 1981 - 1996) (divorced) 2 children Kate Lardner (1971 - 1978) (divorced) .
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^ Dawn Maria Laurel (camera assistant; together since 1996; married on March 19; 2001 in San Antonio), Kimberlea Gayle Cloughley (photographer; married on May 30, 1981; divorced in 1996), Katherine Lardner (actress; married seven years; divorced) .
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.Jones resides in Terrell Hills, Texas, a town near San Antonio.^ San Saba, Texas, Tommy Lee Jones attended St. Mark's Prep School in Dallas and won a scholarship to Harvard (where his roommate was Al Gore).
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^ Name - Tommy Lee Jones Date of Birth - September 15, 1946 San Saba, Texas, USA Nickname - TLJ Height - 6' 1" (1.85 m) .
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Unmistakables.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC unmistakables.com [Source type: General]

^ Jones was also a resident of Midland, Texas, and attended the same high school as the future First Lady Laura Bush.
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Unmistakables.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC unmistakables.com [Source type: General]

.He reportedly owns a large ranch in San Saba County, Texas off Chappell Hill Road.^ Name - Tommy Lee Jones Date of Birth - September 15, 1946 San Saba, Texas, USA Nickname - TLJ Height - 6' 1" (1.85 m) .
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Unmistakables.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC unmistakables.com [Source type: General]

^ Part time cattle rancher, owns 3,000-acre ranch near San Antonio, TX. .
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Unmistakables.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC unmistakables.com [Source type: General]

^ When he's not off somewhere shooting a film, Jones often is at his ranch near San Antonio.
  • Retire? No way, says S.B. Film Festival honoree Tommy Lee Jones» Ventura County Star 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.vcstar.com [Source type: General]

.He also owns another ranch near Van Horn, Texas which served as the set for Jones' film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.^ Premiere of "Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (16) .
  • Search Result 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.filmmagic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Search Result 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.filmmagic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His role in The Fugitive won him wide acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.In 2005, he released his first feature-film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, that was presented at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ West Texas and New Mexico have been the backdrop for many Jones projects over the years, including 2005's "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," his big-screen directorial debut that also won him the best-actor award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
  • Retire? No way, says S.B. Film Festival honoree Tommy Lee Jones» Ventura County Star 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.vcstar.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, he owns a home and farm in polo mecca, Wellington, Florida.^ To realize your full potential, you have to play year-round.” Jones also owns fifty acres in Wellington, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades.
  • The Pictures: Lunch With Tommy Lee : The New Yorker 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

Film and television credits

Year Film Role Notes
1970 Love Story Hank Simpson
1971 One Life to Live Dr. Mark Toland TV soap opera
1973 Life Study Gus
1975 Eliza's Horoscope Tommy Lee
1976 Charlie's Angels Aram Kolegian TV, 1 episode
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Officer Hutton TV
Jackson County Jail Coley Blake
Family David Needham TV, 1 episode
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes Howard Hughes
Rolling Thunder Corporal Johnny Vohden
1978 The Betsy Angelo Perino
Eyes of Laura Mars John Neville
1980 Coal Miner's Daughter Doolittle 'Mooney' Lynn aka 'Doo' Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Barn Burning Ab Snopes TV
1981 Back Roads Elmore Pratt
1982 The Executioner's Song Gary Mark Gilmore Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
The Rainmaker Starbuck TV
1983 Nate and Hayes Captain Bully Hayes
1984 The River Rat Billy
1985 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Brick Pollitt TV
1986 The Park is Mine Mitch TV
Black Moon Rising Quint
Yuri Nosenko, KGB Steve Daley TV
1987 Broken Vows Pater Joseph McMahon TV
The Big Town George Cole
1988 Stranger on My Land Bud Whitman TV
April Morning Moses Cooper TV
Stormy Monday Cosmo
Gotham Eddie Mallard TV
1989 Lonesome Dove Woodrow F. Call Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
The Package Thomas Boyette
1990 Fire Birds Brad Little
1991 JFK Clay Shaw/Clay Bertrand Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1992 Under Siege William Strannix
1993 Heaven & Earth Steve Butler
House of Cards Jake Beerlander
The Fugitive Marshal Samuel Gerard Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor
LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor
SEFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor
MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1994 Blown Away Ryan Gaerity Nominated - MTV Movie Awards Best Villain
The Client 'Reverend' Roy Foltrigg
Natural Born Killers Warden Dwight McClusky
Blue Sky Maj. Henry 'Hank' Marshall
Cobb Ty Cobb
1995 The Good Old Boys Hewey Calloway also Director
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Batman Forever Harvey Dent/Two-Face Nominated - MTV Movie Awards Best Villain
1997 Volcano Mike Roark
Men in Black Kevin Brown/Agent K Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - MTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen Duo
1998 U.S. Marshals Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard
Small Soldiers Chip Hazard Voice
1999 Double Jeopardy Travis Lehman
2000 Rules of Engagement Col. Hayes 'Hodge' Hodges
Space Cowboys Hawk Hawkins
2002 Men in Black II Kevin Brown/Agent K
2003 The Hunted L.T. Bonham
The Missing Samuel Jones/Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan
2005 Man of the House Roland Sharp
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Pete Perkins also Director
Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)
Flanders International Film Festival Grand Prix
Nominated — Palme d'Or
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature (shared with Michael Fitzgerald, Luc Besson and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam)
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2006 A Prairie Home Companion Axeman Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Cast
2007 No Country for Old Men Ed Tom Bell San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
In the Valley of Elah Hank Deerfield Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2009 In the Electric Mist Dave Robicheaux completed
2010 The Company Men Gene McClary post-production

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

I refuse to be pessimistic. I don't believe in it. I hope that we can find a way to keep from destroying the earth.
.Tommy Lee Jones (born 15 September 1946) is an American actor and director.^ TOMMY LEE JONES: It’s probably inappropriate.
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon Interview, In The Valley of Elah - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

^ Tommy Lee Jones: Oscar talk .
  • Tommy Lee Jones: Oscar talk | In the Valley of Elah | 1 | The Q&A | Movies | Oscars 2009 | Entertainment Weekly 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TOMMY LEE JONES photo .
  • Tommy Lee Jones 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Sourced

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The old-timers thought, Well, fire's bad; we'll get rid of it.
^ And this is an old, old story form, which I thought would serve us rather well.
  • Moving Image Pinewood Dialogues: TOMMY LEE JONES 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.movingimagesource.us [Source type: Original source]

That was certainly a mistake. We have to get it back into the system somehow, in safe, controlled ways.

Interview interview (1995)

Interview with Elmer Kelton in Interview magazine (June 1995)
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  • The old-timers thought, Well, fire's bad; we'll get rid of it.^ And this is an old, old story form, which I thought would serve us rather well.
    • Moving Image Pinewood Dialogues: TOMMY LEE JONES 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.movingimagesource.us [Source type: Original source]

    That was certainly a mistake.
    We have to get it back into the system somehow, in safe, controlled ways. That's what I'm into now. .
    • On the errors of trying to completely eliminate forest fires, because of the disruption of growth cycles that make those that do occur more destructive and harder to control.
  • Create turf, save water. Those are the two main principles.^ Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up.
    • Men in Black (1997) 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC us.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ To find out which two adaptations those are and to know more about “The Sunset Limited” hit the jump.
    • Tommy Lee Jones to Direct and Star in Cormac McCarthy’s THE SUNSET LIMITED; Samuel L. Jackson to Co-Star 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So it's harder to replicate the everybody you add to that list makes it hard to replicate if it to receivers are hard I don't more people that are part of it.
    • PFW in Progress - 12/4/2008, from patriots.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC searchmedia.patriots.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And, you know, keep everything alive.^ "You know, you have to take everything you read on IMDB with several grains of salt."
    • Tommy Lee Jones Comes Home to Santa Barbara 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.independent.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The talent I think -- meant to be everything it and that's that's what -- you know what I think Josh mcdaniels I think he's very good defensive minded coach yes I don't think.
    • PFW in Progress - 12/4/2008, from patriots.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC searchmedia.patriots.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know for voting for John McCain can also judge everything else we don't judge Oreo Cookies of the trans fat Al judge.
    • 100109:Roman Holiday Over | WTKK 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC wtkk.everyzing.com [Source type: Original source]

    Maintain a game habitat. That's important so that you have an entire system at work. .Cattle are going to do better, oddly enough, if the birds are doing good and the deer are doing good.^ If you are playing an FBI agent and you're doing a scene with FBI agents and they say, “That was good,” that's better than the director telling you that's good.
    • Tommy Lee Jones | Man Of The House Movie 2005 | Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    You try to manage the whole thing. .
    • On his conservation principles
  • I'm one of those people who feels that agriculture is a creative act.^ "I'm one of those people who feels that agriculture is a creative act.
    • Tommy Lee Jones Quotes - Tommy Lee Jones 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you feel that you carry that responsibility when you’re attached to a project, that there’s an expectation of you as Academy Award winners and as people who have repeatedly given good performances?
    • Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon Interview, In The Valley of Elah - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ For those who care, TLJ likes to punch people who stare at him, but also prefers to carry on public conversations REALLY LOUD, so people will look at him.
    • Tommy Lee Jones -- WH2Ore | TMZ.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]

    .It's a very fine art — that's the way I approach it.
  • It makes me feel like a very special person, that I'm able to make my living with my imagination.^ I just like to get out of the way, personally."
    • Netribution - TOMMY LEE JONES - Testing borders in Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.netribution.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "I felt special that night, and it has really hurt my feelings that everyone has held up that picture and said it's shocking, horrible, disturbing," the 33-year-old said.
    • CNN - Showbuzz - October 31, 1998 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Posted 2010-01-20 14:08:09 EST Rating: Rose46wood says: I like the man's work very much and he's a very intelligent person.
    • Tommy Lee Jones Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Tommy Lee Jones Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com Australia 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]
    • Tommy Lee Jones Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com UK 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    I developed a big respect for my calling while I was in school, and it remains with me to this day. .
    • On his acting career
  • I'm really concerned about the quality of education in the United States.^ Thirty-two years of service, thirty-two years of heroism as a United States Marine, regardless of what you decide here, Colonel Childers' career as a marine is over.
    • RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2000). Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson. 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.law.indiana.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Because that is really the most recent war that the United States participated in...
    • The Hunted (2003): Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen - PopMatters Film Review 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That was very hard for her - you can imagine - talking to a bunch of FBI people and really being concerned about being authentic.
    • Tommy Lee Jones | Man Of The House Movie 2005 | Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    .I think it's going down, and I don't think we spend enough money on it.^ I think his performance has exceeded expectation that you want to let us down and let me down played the level and I Ottawa we all I I thought the record is going to it was in Italy close to what it I don't pick I -- it lost one game at a big it was that was at Miami.
    • PFW in Progress - 12/4/2008, from patriots.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC searchmedia.patriots.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don’t necessarily think it’s going to be a blockbuster, but you hope that the studio will at least leave it in the theater for more than a weekend.
    • Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon Interview, In The Valley of Elah - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't think every to coordinate that replaced what is going to be as good judgment.
    • PFW in Progress - 12/4/2008, from patriots.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC searchmedia.patriots.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's unhealthy for our society that we remove ourselves more and more every day from books, from reading, from writing.^ If you want to know more information by the Six Stars Fortune Telling, please read Books by Kazuko Hosoki (Jananese only).
    • Analysis of Tommy Lee Jones 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.synastry.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Departing from known history, novelist Howard Fast (who wrote the book on which this film is based) proposes that  Read More .
    • Tommy Lee Jones Filmography 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .All areas of education need more emphasis.^ And those of you with a green bent should be pleased that we are able to leave more areas “pristine” by focusing energy extraction from all ready developed areas.
    • Tommy Lee Jones and Texas Gas, Gurus Along the Ganges - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We need to build more and more sustainable communities, ideal is to build all communities and cities in the world sustainable way.
    • Tommy Lee Jones and Texas Gas, Gurus Along the Ganges - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think we're a bit lazy here in America.^ And he I mean he had been here -- month I think it stop -- they're equally -- my opinion.
    • PFW in Progress - 12/4/2008, from patriots.com 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC searchmedia.patriots.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Okay terrific is there anything further we need to do here and I think we're ready.
    • Podcast Of The Day 080108 | WROR 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC wror.everyzing.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I believe in the ideal of the classic liberal education, and I also think athletics are very important to the education of young people.
  • I refuse to be pessimistic.^ I think that -- people are very sympathetic to what this guy -- into -- and they are -- because of -- what is -- was not budgeted.
    • 100109:Roman Holiday Over | WTKK 21 January 2010 5:05 UTC wtkk.everyzing.com [Source type: Original source]

    I don't believe in it. I hope that we can find a way to keep from destroying the earth.

External links

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Tommy Lee Jones
Born Tommy Lee Jones
September 15, 1946 (1946-09-15) (age 64)
San Saba, Texas
Years active 1970 - present
Height 6'1" (1.85 m)

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and director. He won the Academy and the Golden Globe awards in 1993 for his role in the movie The Fugitive.

He was born in Texas in 1946.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tommy Lee Jones (1946— )". Today's Birthday (The Age): pp. 16. September 15, 2009. 


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