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Who is Tommy Lee Jones?

by Ratan Srivastava
Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones is indeed an actor as well as a movie director from the United States. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for his role as US Marshal Samuel Gerard inside the thriller The Fugitive.

Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call within television miniseries Lonesome Dove, Agent K inside the Men in a Black movie franchise, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men, Hank Deerfield in The Valley of Elah, Mike Roark in disaster film Volcano, terrorist William “Bill” Strannix in Under Siege, Texas Ranger Roland Sharp in Man of the House, and rancher Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Escalante In 2019, he starred in the science fiction picture Ad Astra, and then in 2020, he will star inside the comedy The Comeback Trail.

Jones too has played historical figures including such businessman Howard Hughes in The Amazing Howard Hughes, Radical Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln, executed murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner’s Song, US Army General Douglas MacArthur in Emperor, businessman Clay Shaw, the one and only person prosecuted in connection to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in JFK, Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter, and baseball player Alex Rodriguez in

Jones travelled to New York to pursue a career as an actor, making his Broadway debut in 1969’s A Patriot for Me, in which he played a variety of minor parts. In 1970, he received his first movie part in Love Story, in which he played a Harvard student.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Jones’ debut theatrical feature film, premiered there at Cannes Film Festival in 2005. Inside the movie, Jones’ characters talk in bilingual English and Spanish. At Cannes, he received the Best Actor Award for his performance. His debut film as a director was The Good Old Boys, a made-for-television picture released in 1995.

Jones’s career revival was sparked by two great performances in 2007: one of those as a distressed father investigating the disappearance of his army son in In the Valley of Elah, and the other as a Texas sheriff chasing down an assassin in the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the former.

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