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
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
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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