TOMMY LEE JONES (Tom Quintiliani) is one of the most acclaimed and
accomplished actors in Hollywood. The Academy Award winner brings a distinct character to every
film he is involved in. Most recently, Jones starred as Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's
acclaimed historical drama Lincoln, receiving Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for his
Jones directs and stars in the forthcoming drama The Homesman, the story of a pioneer
woman and a claim-jumping rascal of a man who usher three insane women on an odyssey from
Nebraska to Iowa, braving the elements along the way. The film co-stars Hilary Swank and John
In 2012 Jones starred in three films. He reprised his role as Agent K in
Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi sequel Men in Black 3, starred with Meryl Streep in David Frankel's Hope
Springs and played General Douglas MacArthur in Peter Webber's Emperor.
In 2007 Jones starred in the critically acclaimed film In the Valley of Elah, for which he
received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. That same year, he starred in the Academy Award-
winning adaptation No Country for Old Men, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and based
on the Cormac McCarthy novel.
Jones made his feature-film debut in Arthur Hiller's Love Story. He earned his first Golden
Globe nomination for Michael Apted's Coal Miner's Daughter.
The actor was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the
uncompromising U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in Andrew Davis' worldwide hit The Fugitive (1993). For
this performance, Jones also received a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor. Three years
earlier, he received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's JFK.
In a career spanning four decades, Jones has starred in such films as Irvin Kershner's Eyes of
Laura Mars, Mike Figgis' Stormy Monday, Andrew Davis' The Package and Under Siege, Oliver
Stone's Heaven and Earth and Natural Born Killers, Joel Schumacher's The Client and Batman
Forever, Tony Richardson's Blue Sky, Ron Shelton's Cobb, Stuart Baird's U.S. Marshals, Bruce
Beresford's Double Jeopardy, William Friedkin's Rules of Engagement, Clint Eastwood's Space
Cowboys, Ron Howard's The Hunted, Stephen Herek's The Missing, Robert Altman's A Prairie Home
Companion, Bertrand Tavernier's In the Electric Mist and Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First
Jones produced, directed and starred in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, alongside
Dwight Yoakam and Barry Pepper. This film about friendship and murder along the Texas-Mexican
border debuted in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It garnered Jones the festival's
award for Best Actor and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga the prize for Best Screenplay.
More recently, Jones directed "The Sunset Limited" for HBO. This telefilm, which
premiered in February 2011, is based on the play of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. It starred
Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.
In 1995 Jones made his directorial debut with "The Good Old Boys," the critically acclaimed
telefilm adaptation of Elmer Kelton's novel. Jones also starred in the telefilm alongside Sissy Spacek,
Sam Shepard, Frances McDormand and Matt Damon. For his portrayal of Hewey Calloway, he
received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and a CableACE Award nomination.
Jones has also had 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." In 1989 he was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe (Outstanding
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special) for "Lonesome Dove."
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.
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