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Academy Award-winner TOMMY LEE JONES (Hawk Hawkins) was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the Golden Globe Award for his uncompromising portrayal of U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in the box office hit "The Fugitive" in 1994. Three years previous, Jones received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's "JFK."

Audiences most recently saw Jones star in "Rules of Engagement" as a Marine Corps. lawyer. Last year, he starred with Ashley Judd in the hit "Double Jeopardy." In 1998 he reprised his role as U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in "U.S. Marshals," the follow-up to "The Fugitive," and in 1997 starred with Will Smith in the No. I box office blockbuster hit of the year, "Men in Black," which grossed over $500 million worldwide.

Jones made his feature film debut in "Love Story" and, in a career spanning 30 years, 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 1995, Jones made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed telefilm adaptation of Elmer Kelton's book "The Good Old Boys," for TNT, in which he also starred, along with Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard. His performance brought nominations for both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a CableACE Award.

Among Jones' successes on the small screen include his role as Gary Gilmore in "The Executioner's Song," for which he won a Best Actor Emmy Award, and his performance in the popular mini-series "Lonesome Dove," for which he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. 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 Nightgown" with the late Zero Mostel.

Born in San Saba, Texas, Jones worked briefly with his father in the oil fields before leaving for Harvard University where he graduated cum laude in English.

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