Academy Award-winner TOMMY LEE JONES
(Travis Lehman) made his film debut in "Love Story"
and, in a career spanning three decades, has starred in such films
as "Eyes of Laura Mars," "Coal Miner's Daughter,"
for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination, "Stormy
Monday," "The Package," "Under Siege,"
"Heaven and Earth," "The Client," "Natural
Born Killers," "Blue Sky," "Batman Forever,"
"Cobb" and "Volcano."
In 1997, Jones starred with Will Smith in the No. 1 box office
hit of the year, "Men In Black," which grossed over
$500 million worldwide. More recently, Jones reprised his role
of U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in "U.S. Marshals," the follow-up
to the box-office smash hit "The Fugitive." He also
stars in the upcoming "Rules of Engagement."
In 1993, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences awarded
Jones the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the box-office
hit "The Fugitive." For this performance, he also received
a Golden Globe Award. In 1991, Jones received his first Oscar
nomination for his portrayal of Clay Shaw in "JFK."
In 1995, Jones made his directorial debut with the critically
acclaimed telefilm adaptation of the Elmer Kelton book "The
Good Old Boy" for TNT. Jones also starred in the telefilm
with Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Frances McDormand and Matt Damon
and received a Screen Actors Guild Award and CableACE Award for
his portrayal of Hewey Calloway.
Jones had had previous success on the small screen. In 1983, he
won an Emmy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Gary Gilmore
in "The Executioner's Song" and, in 1989, was nominated
for an Emmy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award
for the miniseries "Lonesome Dove."
His numerous network and cable credits include the title role
in "The Amazing Howard Hughes," the American Playhouse
production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Rainmaker"
for HBO, the HBO/BBC production of "Yuri Noshenko, KGB"
and "April Morning."
In 1969, Jones made his Broadway debut in John Osborne's "A
Patriot for Me." His other Broadway appearances include "Four
on a Garden" with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar, and "Ulysses
in Nighttown" with the late Zero Mostel.
Born in San Saba, Texas, he worked briefly with his father in
the oil fields before leaving for Harvard University, where he
graduated cum laude with a degree in English.
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