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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

One of the most acclaimed and accomplished actors in Hollywood, Academy Award-winner TOMMY LEE JONES brings a distinct character to every film that he's in. Jones was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the uncompromising U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in the box office hit THE FUGITIVE in 1994. For this performance, he also received a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor. Three years before, Jones received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's JFK.

Currently, Jones stars in director Paul Haggis' IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH. The film, which also stars Susan Sarandon and Charlize Theron, is about a career officer who investigates the disappearance of his son, an exemplary soldier who went AWOL after his recent return from Iraq. Jones recently completed production on IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD. Bertrand Tavernier directs the film, which is based on the novel by James Lee Burke.

In 2005, audiences saw Jones star in the critically acclaimed film, THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, which he directed. The film, which debuted in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, garnered Jones the award for Best Actor and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga received the award for Best Screenplay for this film about friendship and murder along the Texas-Mexican border.

He also co-starred in Robert Altman's big screen spin-off of Garrison Keillor's U.S. radio show, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION.

In 2003, he starred with Cate Blanchett in THE MISSING for director Ron Howard. Prior to that he starred with Benicio del Toro in THE HUNTED for director William Friedkin, and re-teamed with Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld in the box office hit, MEN IN BLACK 2.

In 2000, Jones starred in SPACE COWBOYS with James Garner and Donald Sutherland for director/co-star Clint Eastwood, and in RULES OF ENGAGEMENT with Samuel L. Jackson.

Jones starred with Ashley Judd in the box office hit DOUBLE JEOPARDY in 1999, and in 1998 he reprised his role of U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in U.S. MARSHALS, the follow-up to THE FUGITIVE. In 1997, he starred with Will Smith in the No. 1 box office 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 four 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 and COBB.

In 1995, Jones made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed telefilm adaptation of the Elmer Kelton book THE GOOD OLD BOYS for TNT. Jones also starred in the telefilm and received nominations from the Screen Actors Guild and the CableACE Awards.

Jones has had previous success on the small screen. In 1983, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for his portrayal of Gary Gilmore in THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG and, in 1989 he was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for 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 St. Mark's School of Texas, then Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in English.

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