He was born as Tommy Lee Jones in San Saba, Texas on September 15th, 1946. He is a well-known director and actor having been nominated for Academy Awards thrice. He won the award for Best Supporting Actor in the movie “The Fugitive”. He is one the few actors who have never taken an acting class.
Jones father was a police officer, beauty shop owner and a school teacher which was a source of inspiration for him. He is on the board of directors of St. Mark’s School of Texas, where he studied on scholarship and graduated as well. He moved to New York City to become an actor and started his career with Broadway Productions in 1969 appearing in “A Patriot for Me”.
His first film appearance was in 1970 in Erich Segal’s Love Story, playing a Harvard student. Erich Segal, the author of “Love Story,” said that he based the lead character of Oliver on the two undergrad roommates he knew while attending Harvard, Jones and Gore.
Jones supporting roles in the movies “The Fugitive” and “Men in Black” made him the highest demanded actor in Hollywood. Men in Black II was his highest paid movie amounting up to $20,000,000 + gross%. He loves to play polo and raises polo ponies.
Two great performances in 2007 marked a milestone in Jones’ career, one as a besieged father investigating the disappearance of his soldier son in. In the Valley of Elah, the other as a Texas sheriff hunting a murderer in the Oscar-winning “No Country for Old Men”. The trademark role of Tommy Lee Jones is a hard-edged but sarcastic law enforcement and military officer.
Top Ten Movies are Ranked Below:
- The Fugitive
- The Executioner’s Song
- In the Valley of Elah
- Men in Black
- Coal Miner’s Daughter
- The Missing
- John F. Kennedy
- The Amazing Howard Hughes
- US Marshall
- Space Cowboys