Tommy Lee Jones, born on September 15, 1946, is an accomplished American actor and film director. Throughout his career, he has been recognized with four Academy Award nominations and won the prestigious Best Supporting Actor award for his outstanding portrayal of U. . Marshal Samuel Gerard in the thrilling 1993 film, The Fugitive.
Jones has captivated audiences with his remarkable performances in various notable roles. Some of his memorable appearances include portraying Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the television miniseries Lonesome Dove, Agent K in the popular Men in Black film series, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men, Hank Deerfield in In the Valley of Elah, the villainous Two-Face in Batman Forever, Mike Roark in the disaster film Volcano, and terrorist William “Bill” Strannix in Under Siege.
In addition, Jones has showcased his versatility by taking on diverse characters such as Texas Ranger Roland Sharp in Man of the House, rancher Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (which he also directed), Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger, CIA Director Robert Dewey in Jason Bourne, and Warden Dwight McClusky in Natural Born Killers. More recently, he appeared in the science fiction film Ad Astra in 2019 and the comedy The Comeback Trail in 2020.
Jones has also delved into portraying real-life individuals, bringing them to life on the screen. These notable portrayals include businessman Howard Hughes in The Amazing Howard Hughes, Radical Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln, executed murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner’s Song, U. . Army General Douglas MacArthur in Emperor, businessman Clay Shaw (the only person prosecuted in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy) in JFK, Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter, and baseball player Ty Cobb in Cobb.