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TOMMY LEE JONES (Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard) won the 1993 Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his memorable screen portrait of the tenacious federal marshal Gerard in "The Fugitive." The performance also earned Jones a Golden Globe, a Los Angeles Film Critics Award, a Chicago Film Critics Award and a British Academy Award (BAFTA).

In a career spanning three decades, Jones has brought a wide range of keenly etched characters to the movie screen. He captured his first Golden Globe nomination as Mooney Lynn in the Oscar­winning film, "Coal Miner's Daughter," and garnered his first Oscar nomination and another Golden Globe nomination playing alleged assassination conspirator Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's riveting drama, "JFK." He embodied the legendary baseball player Ty Cobb in "Cobb," created the role of Two Face in the box­office blockbuster "Batman Forever" and twice reunited with Stone, playing a maniacal prison warden in "Natural Born Killers" and a sympathetic Vietnam vet in "Heaven & Earth."

Jones debuted on the big screen in Arthur Hiller's drama, "Love Story," and has also starred in such films as "Jackson County Jail," "Rolling Thunder," "Eyes of Laura Mars," "The River Rat," "Stormy Monday," "The Package," "Under Siege," "The Client," "Blue Sky," "The Big Town," "Blown Away" and "House of Cards." Early last year he starred in the disaster epic "Volcano," then starred opposite Will Smith in the year's top­grossing film, the blockbuster science­fiction comedy "Men in Black."

For his work on television, Jones has been honored with the Emmy Award for his breakthrough performance as convicted murderer Gary Gilmore in "The Executioner's Song"; a second Ernmy nomination and a Golden Globe for the acclaimed miniseries "Lonesome Dove": and a CableACE Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in TNT's "The Good Old Boys," the 1995 adaptation of Elmer Kelton's novel which he also wrote and directed. His numerous network and cable credits include the title role in "The Amazing Howard Hughes," the PBS/American Playhouse presentation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," HBO's "The Rainmaker," the HBO/BBC production "Yuri Nosenko, KGB" and the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame drama "April Morning."

Born in San Saba, Texas, Jones worked briefly with his father in the oil fields before entering Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in English literature. Jones moved to New York, where he made his Broadway debut in 1969 in John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me." His other Broadway appearances include "Four in the Garden" with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar, "Ulysses in Nighttown" opposite Zero Mostel and the New York Shakespeare Festival staging of Sam Shepard's "True West." He returned to the stage in 1990 as director of "The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid" at San Antonio's Street Theatre.


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