27 Facts About Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones was born on September 15,1946 and is an American actor and film director.

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Tommy Lee Jones has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as US Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive.

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Tommy Lee Jones's mother, Lucille Marie, was a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and his father, Clyde C Jones, was a cowboy and oil field worker.

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Tommy Lee Jones was raised in Midland, Texas, and attended the then-named Robert E Lee High School.

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Tommy Lee Jones soon moved to Dallas and graduated from the St Mark's School of Texas in 1965, which he attended on scholarship.

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6.

Tommy Lee Jones attended Harvard College on need-based aid; his roommate was future Vice President Al Gore.

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Tommy Lee Jones was a member of Harvard's undefeated 1968 football team.

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8.

Tommy Lee Jones was named as a first-team All-Ivy League selection, and played in the 1968 Game.

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9.

Tommy Lee Jones moved to New York to become an actor, making his Broadway debut in 1969's A Patriot for Me in a number of supporting roles.

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10.

Tommy Lee Jones returned to the stage for a short-lived 1974 production of Ulysses in Nighttown, an adaptation of one episode from James Joyce's novel Ulysses, playing Stephen Dedalus opposite Zero Mostel's Leopold Bloom and directed by Burgess Meredith.

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In 1980, Tommy Lee Jones earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn's husband, Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn, in Coal Miner's Daughter.

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12.

Tommy Lee Jones played the role of "Reverend" Roy Foltrigg in the 1994 film The Client.

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13.

In 2005, the first theatrical feature film Tommy Lee Jones directed, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, was presented at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

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14.

Tommy Lee Jones's character speaks both English and Spanish in the film.

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15.

Tommy Lee Jones's performance won him the Best Actor Award at Cannes.

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16.

Tommy Lee Jones has been a spokesman for Japanese brewing company Suntory since 2006.

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17.

Tommy Lee Jones can be seen in various Japanese TV commercials of Suntory's Coffee brand Boss as a character called "Alien Jones, " an extraterrestrial who takes the form of a human being to check on the world of humans.

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18.

In 2011, Tommy Lee Jones appeared in public service announcements on Japanese television, joining a number of other popular figures who sang two sentimental songs in remembrance of those lost in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

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19.

In 2010, Tommy Lee Jones appeared alongside Ben Affleck in the recession drama The Company Men.

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20.

Tommy Lee Jones directed, produced and co-starred with Samuel L Jackson in an adaptation of The Sunset Limited.

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21.

In 2012, there was another turning point in Tommy Lee Jones's career, starting with playing Agent K again in Men in Black 3, portraying Arnold Soames in the romantic dramedy Hope Springs, and co-starring as Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

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22.

Tommy Lee Jones was married to Kate Lardner, the niece of screenwriter and journalist Ring Lardner Jr.

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23.

Tommy Lee Jones owns a 3,000-acre cattle ranch in San Saba County, Texas, and a ranch near Van Horn, Texas, which served as the set for his film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

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24.

Tommy Lee Jones owned an equestrian estate in Wellington, Florida, until he sold it in 2019.

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25.

Tommy Lee Jones is a polo player, and he has a house in a polo country club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Tommy Lee Jones is a supporter of the Polo Training Foundation.

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27.

Tommy Lee Jones is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan; he is often seen courtside at Spurs games.

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