James Earl Jones is a seasoned American actor, known for his roles in movies like “The Great White Hope”, “Claudine”, “Gabriel’s Fire”, “Pros and Cons”, “Fences” and “The Best Man” to name a few. He was born on 17th January, 1931 in Mississippi, United States of America and started his career in 1957. He is the recipient of Honorary Academy Award and many other awards and nominations.

Early Career

James Earl Jones, started his career in 1957, appearing in several theatre plays. He appeared in his debut movie titled “Dr. Strangelove” in 1964, followed by a role in “The Comedians” in 1967. His first breakthrough performance came in 1970 movie titled “The Great White Hope”, which won him critical acclaim and worldwide fame.

In 1970s, he appeared in several movies including “Malcolm X” in 1972, “The River Niger” in 1976, “The Greatest” in 1977 and “Exorcist II: The Heretic”, released in the same year. He received positive reviews for his role in 1974 movies titled “Claudine”. Similarly, he appeared in several movies during 80s and 90s, including “The Bushido Blade”, “Conan the Barbarian”, “Gardens of Stone” and “My Little Girl”, released in 1980s and “Scorchers”, “Sneakers”, “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” and “Jefferson in Paris”, released during 1990s.

Career Highlights

James Earl Jones has won several awards and nominations in his career, including Academy Award, for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the movie titled “The Great White Hope”, Golden Globe award for the movie “The Great White Hope” and “Fences” and “On Golden Period”.

In addition to that he has won Tony Award for best leading actor, Common Wealth Award, Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild award and many other awards and nominations.

Best Movies of James Earl Jones

  • The Great White Hope
  • The Greatest
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Gabriel’s Fire
  • Pros and Cons
  • Fences
  • The Best Man
  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
  • Clean Slate
  • Warning Shots

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