Actor and director, in the 70s his name began to sound like what he is, one of the great Hollywood actors; and it is that his name and his face are known worldwide through, especially, secondary characters whom he made unforgettable and, in a certain sense, as progatonists as the main characters in his films. Who does not remember the face and role of Tommy Lee Jones on The Fugitive, JFK: Open Case, Lincoln or No Country for Old Men?.
Son of a police officer who was also a teacher and owner of a beauty salon and an oil field worker, Tommy Lee Jones Born in Texas on September 15, 1946, he grew up in Midland and experienced an unusual situation: his parents divorced and remarried twice.
He was a brilliant student and studied at the University of Dallas and Harvard thanks to a scholarship, where Al Gore coincided with whom he has been united by a great friendship since then; He graduated cum laude in English Philology.
His first role was less than secondary in Love Story, inaugurating both the decade of the 70s and his film career; The success in capital letters, which also translated into making him one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, came to him in the 90 thanks, especially, to his role in The Fugitive Chasing Harrison Ford; Already in the 21st century, he tried his luck by placing himself behind the cameras as a film director in his first feature film in directing.
In addition, he starred in the resurgence of a career that seemed to be diluting after the effect of the 21st century with memorable roles as a supporting actor in films such as No country for old men of the Coehn brothers and In de Valley of Elah.
The success of Tommy Lee Jones has had a corresponding response in the form of awards: He has 4 Oscar Award nominations and a statuette for The Fugitive, another four Golden Globe nominations and one to his credit also for The Fugitive, 4 Bafta nominations and 2 Screen Actors Guild awards. It also has an Emy, the Palma of the Cannes Festival and the Donost Prizei.
On the most personal level, Tommy Lee Jones has been married three times and is the father of two children.
Your Famous Quotes and Phrases
1 / 6
“I always told my children when they cried … Only boring ones are boring.”
I always told my children when they whined… Only the boring are bored.
2 / 6
“Kindness and courtesy are not overrated. They are underused. “
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
3 / 6
“The quality of emotional life changes over the years, right? But the basic instincts and desires, greed and hope, seem to remain constant. “
The quality of one’s emotional life changes over the years, doesn’t it? But the basic instincts and desires, greed and hope, seem to remain constant.
4 / 6
“In general, there is a sense of fulfillment in living a creative life. I guess that’s what keeps me going. “
In the larger scope of things, there’s a sense of fulfillment to living a creative life. So I guess that’s what keeps me going.
5 / 6
“The world is not a very comfortable place if you have a nightmare in front of you.”
The world’s not a very comfortable place if you have a nightmare to face.
6 / 6
“Acting is fun and it doesn’t really matter how, whether it’s hard or easy work, it’s always fun.”
Acting is fun for me and it doesn’t really matter how, whether it’s hard work or easy work, it’s always fun.