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Tommy Lee Jones Biography

Birth Name:
Tommy Lee Jones
Birth Place:
San Saba, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor, director, screenwriter

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

  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012New York Film Critics Online-Best Director: winner
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007San Diego Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2007Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2007Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Feature: nominated
  • 2005Cannes Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1993Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1993BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1992Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: winner
  • 1981Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated

Relationships

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