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Tommy Lee Jones

Birth Name: 
Tommy Lee Jones
Birthday: 
Sunday, September 15, 1946
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Birth Place: 
San Saba, Texas, USA
Height: 
6'0"

Born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Clyde C. and Lucille Marie (Scott) Jones, Tommy Lee Jones worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas, on a scholarship, and went to Harvard on another scholarship.He roomed with future Vice President Al Gore and played offensive guard in the famous 29-29 Harvard-Yale football game of '68 known as "The Tie." He received a B.A. in English literature and graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1969.

Following college, he moved to New York and began his theatrical career on Broadway in "A Patriot for Me" (1969). In 1970, he made his film debut in Love Story (1970). 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). During this time, he also appeared on a daytime soap opera, "One Life to Live" (1968) as Dr. Mark Toland from 1971-75. He moved with wife Kate Lardner, granddaughter of short-story writer/columnist Ring Lardner, and her two children from a previous marriage, to Los Angeles.

There he began to get some roles on television: "Charlie's Angels" (1976) (pilot episode); Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976) (TV); and The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) (TV). While working on the movie Back Roads (1981), he met and fell in love with Kimberlea Cloughley, whom he later married. More roles in television--both on network and cable--stage and film garnered him a reputation as a strong, explosive, thoughtful actor who could handle supporting as well as leading roles. 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). The film, based on Elmer Kelton's novel, is set in west Texas where Jones has strong family ties. Consequently, this story of a cowboy facing the end of an era has special meaning for him. (IMDb)

Awards and Nominations

2013 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Lincoln)
2008 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (In The Valley of Elah)
1994 - Won - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Fugitive)
1992 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (JFK)

News

Memorial Day Box Office: 'Men in Black 3' Soft in U.S., 'Moonrise Kingdom' Cleans Up

Despite a $203.2 million worldwide opening, the jury's still out on whether Will Smith threequel Men in Black 3 can recoup its $230 million production budget and hefty marketing spend.... Read more
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Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

Steven Spielberg is rounding out the large cast of his Abraham Lincoln biopic, DreamWorks' Lincoln. Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, along with Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill and Joseph Cross are in negotiations to join the pic.... Read more
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Marisa Tomei Joins The Lincoln Lawyer

There's not been much information about The Lincoln Lawyer since last October's news that Tommy Lee Jones might be jumping aboard as both co-star and director.... Read more
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Smith And Jones Confirmed For MIB 3-D

Barry Sonnenfeld has confirmed to Roger Friedman that Will Smith and, after months of speculation, Tommy Lee Jones will star in Men In Black III.... Read more
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Reviews

Hope Springs (BLU-RAY)

Kay (Meryl Streep; The Iron Lady) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones; MIB3) have been married for 31 years and their marriage seems to have stagnated. Kay wants more affection from Arnold, who seems incapable.... Read more
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Men in Black 3 (BLU-RAY 3D)

“Men in Black 3” is the third installment of the “Men in Black” series which was first released in theaters in 1997. Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) are part of a top secret government organization that monitors and polices alien activity on Earth.... Read more
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Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the greatest presidents of the United States so it’s fitting that one of the greatest actors of our time should play him on screen.... Read more
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Hope Springs

 Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) have been married over thirty years.  In what should be their second youth—kids out of the house and retirement on the horizon—their marriage is slowly unraveling. They intimacy they once shared has fizzled.... Read more
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Men in Black 3

It’s been 10 years since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones donned the black suits and sunglasses but the duo have finally returned for the third installment of the Men in Black franchise.... Read more
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Videos

The Homesman (Trailer #1)

The Homesman (Trailer #1)

The Homesman starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter ... Read more
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The Homesman (UK Trailer)

The Homesman (UK Trailer)

The Homesman starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, John Lithgow, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep ... Read more
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The Homesman (International Trailer)

The Homesman (International Trailer)

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Emperor TRAILER

Emperor TRAILER

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Men In Black 3: The Look Of Men In Black FEATURETTE

Men In Black 3: The Look Of Men In Black FEATURETTE

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