Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones
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Tommy Lee Jones
Film: North side of the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor | Director | Writer
Born Sept. 15, 1946 in San Saba, TX

It took 10 years of solid TV and film work (starting with 1970’s “Love Story”) before Tommy Lee Jones hit his stride playing singer Loretta Lynn’s husband Mooney in 1980’s Oscar-winning “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The role earned the Harvard University graduate his first Golden Globe Award nomination.

Though during the 1980s Jones acted in numerous features (including “Back Roads” and “The Package”), he gained more attention for his small-screen work in such movies as “The Executioner’s Song” (Emmy award win) and a remake of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” along with the acclaimed miniseries “Lonesome Dove” (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations).

In the 1990s, Jones’ feature career moved into high gear with memorable roles in such major films as “JFK” (Oscar nomination), “Under Siege,” “The Fugitive” (Oscar and Golden Globe wins), “The Client,” “Batman Forever” (as Two-Face), “Men in Black” and “Double Jeopardy,” among others. He also co-wrote, starred in and directed the 1995 telefilm “The Good Old Boys.”

The next decade, Jones’ feature credits included “Space Cowboys,” “Men in Black II,” “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada” (which he starred in and directed), the Coen brothers’ much-honored “No Country for Old Men” (Screen Actors Guild award nomination, plus a cast win) and “In the Valley of Elah” (Oscar nomination).

Jones and his third wife, Dawn, have been married since 1991. He has two children from his second wife.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1991 Best Supporting Actor JFK Nomination
    1993 Best Supporting Actor The Fugitive Win
    2007 Best Actor In the Valley of Elah Nomination
    2012 Best Supporting Actor Lincoln Nomination
    2012 Best Supporting Actor Lincoln Nomination

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