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Tommy Lee Jones

DOB: September 15, 1946

Background: Jones is an American actor and director who was born in San Saba, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended Harvard College where he also played varsity football and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He then moved to New York to pursue an acting career.

Filmography: After several on-stage productions, his first film role was in "Love Story." He followed with several TV roles and then a film career including "The Eyes of Laura Mars," "Coal Miner's Daughter," "The River Rat," "Fire Birds," "JFK," "Under Siege," "House of Cards," "The Fugitive," "Blown Away," "The Client," "Natural Born Killers," "Blue Sky," "Cobb," "Batman Forever," "Volcano," "Men in Black," "U.S. Marshals," "Double Jeopardy," "Rules of Engagement," "Space Cowboys," "The Hunted," "The Missing," "Man of the House," "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," "A Prairie Home Companion," "No Country for Old Men," "In the Valley of Elah," "The Company Men," and "Captain America." Major television roles have included "The Executioner's Song," "The Rainmaker," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Lonesome Dove," "The Good Ole Boys," and "The Sunset Limited."

Academy AwardsWin - Best Supporting Actor ("The Fugitive," 1993)

Best Actor Nomination
"In the Valley of Elah" (2007); lost to Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood")

Best Supporting Actor Nominations
"Lincoln" (2012); lost to Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained")
"JFK" (1991); lost to Jack Palance ("City Slickers")

Emmy Awards: Win - Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor ("The Executioner's Song," 1983)

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor Nomination
"Lonesome Dove" (1989); lost to James Woods ("My Name Is Bill W.")

Golden Globes: Win - Best Film Supporting Actor ("The Fugitive," 1993)

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor Nomination
"Coal Miner's Daughter" (1981); lost to Ray Sharkey ("The Idolmaker")

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actor Nomination
"Lonesome Dove" (1990); lost to Dean Stockwell ("Quantum Leap")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"Lincoln" (2013); lost to Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," 2013)

SAG Awards: Wins - Best Film Ensemble ("No Country for Old Men," 2008); Best Film Supporting Actor ("Lincoln," 2013)

Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"Lincoln" (2013); lost to "Argo"

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"No Country for Old Men" (2008); lost to Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men")

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor Nomination
"The Good Old Boys" (1996); lost to Gary Sinise ("Truman")

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