Fast Facts

  • Roomed with former U.S. vice president Al Gore while attending Harvard University.
  • Landed his first role on a New York stage less than 10 days after moving to the city.
  • A professional polo player, he and his team won the U.S. Polo Association's Western Challenge Cup in 1993.
  • Provided the voice of the dog in the 1994 Red Dog beer commercials.
  • Made his feature-film directing debut and also starred in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, for which he won a Best Actor Award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
  • In 2008, became a spokesperson for Chesapeake Energy, promoting the benefits of drilling for natural gas in Texas.
  • Was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Breeds beef cattle and horses on his Texas ranch. 
  • Speaks fluent Spanish.

Awards

  • 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1991, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Katherine Lardner — Ex-wife
  • Austin Leonard Jones — Son
  • Clyde Jones — Father
  • Dawn Maria Laurel — Wife
  • Victoria Kafka Jones — Daughter
  • Lucille Marie Jones — Mother
  • Kimberlea Gayle Cloughley — Ex-wife

College

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (BA in English, 1969)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Tommy Lee Jones
  • Birth Place: San Saba, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter

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