TOMMY LEE JONES (George Briggs, Director and Writer) is an Oscar winner who made
his feature film debut in Love Story and since then has built a career spanning
four decades. Most recently, he portrayed Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's
historical drama Lincoln. For this performance, Jones won the Screen Actors
Guild (SAG) Award for Best Supporting Actor and received Best Supporting Actor
nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Critics'
In 1994 Jones won both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for
his portrayal of the uncompromising U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard in the highly
successful action-thriller The Fugitive. Three years earlier, Jones received his
first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Clay Shaw in Oliver Stone's JFK. In
2007 Jones starred in the critically acclaimed drama In the Valley of Elah, for
which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
In 2005 Jones starred in the Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, which he also
directed and produced. The film debuted in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film
Festival, garnering Jones the award for Best Actor and screenwriter Guillermo
Arriaga the prize for Best Screenplay. The film was also nominated for the Palme
d'Or. Subsequently, it received four Independent Spirit Award nominations (Best
Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Male).
Other film credits include The Eyes of Laura Mars, Coal Miner's Daughter (for
which Jones received his first Golden Globe nomination), Stormy Monday, The
Package, Under Siege, Heaven and Earth, The Client, Natural Born Killers, Blue
Sky, Cobb, Batman Forever, the Men in Black trilogy, U.S. Marshals, Double
Jeopardy, Rules of Engagement, Space Cowboys, The Hunted, The Missing, A Prairie
Home Companion, In the Electric Mist, The Company Men, Captain America: The First
Avenger, Hope Springs, The Emperor and The Family.