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|Credit||James Earl Jones|
|Desc||James Earl Jones|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0|
James Earl Jones is ...
|Born||17 January 1931 in Arkabutla|
|Age||92 years, 2 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Father||Robert Earl Jones|
|Spouse||Cecilia Hart and Julienne Marie|
|Child||Flynn Earl Jones|
|Occupation||television actor, film actor, dub actor, stage actor and voice actor|
|Nominated for||Academy Award for Best Actor, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play|
|Notable work||Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and The Lion King|
|Awards||National Medal of Arts, Daytime Emmy Award, Theatre World Award, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Horatio Alger Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Humanitarian of the Year, Paul Robeson Award, AAAS Fellow, honorary doctor of Harvard University, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and Academy Honorary Award|
|Member of||American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
|Educated at||University of Michigan|
About James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones is a legendary American actor, known for his deep and commanding voice. Born on January 17, 1931, in Arkabutla, Mississippi, Jones grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan before serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Jones began his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in various stage productions before making his Broadway debut in 1957 in the play "Sunrise at Campobello." He went on to receive critical acclaim for his performances in plays such as "The Great White Hope" and "Fences," winning Tony Awards for both.
In addition to his stage work, Jones has also had a successful career in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" franchise and as the voice of Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King." He has also appeared in films such as "Field of Dreams," "The Hunt for Red October," and "Coming to America."
Jones has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including an Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Great White Hope," and four Emmy Awards for his television work. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1992 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002.
Despite his success, Jones has faced personal struggles throughout his life, including a stutter that he overcame through acting and a difficult relationship with his father. However, he has used his experiences to inspire others, and has been an advocate for various causes, including literacy and the arts.
Now in his nineties, Jones continues to work in the entertainment industry, and his iconic voice remains a beloved part of American culture. As he once said, "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." Fortunately for us, James Earl Jones has found a way to share his words with the world.
- "James Earl Jones." Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, 9 June 2021, www.biography.com/actor/james-earl-jones.
- "James Earl Jones." IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0000469/.
- "James Earl Jones." Kennedy Center, www.kennedy-center.org/artists/j/ja-jn/james-earl-jones/.
Films - which cast members have died?
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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
1977 American epic space opera film
Conan the Barbarian
1982 Fantasy movie
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
2005 science fiction film
1964 UK sartire film
Coming 2 America
2021 film directed by Craig Brewer
Field of Dreams
1989 film by Phil Alden Robinson
The Star Wars Holiday Special
1978 American television special
The Hunt for Red October
1990 film directed by John McTiernan
US 2013 documentary film
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
2009 film by Shawn Levy
Coming to America
1988 film by John Landis
Exorcist II: The Heretic
1977 film by John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg
1995 US science fiction-action film
2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Frank Coraci
Scary Movie 4
2006 horror comedy parody film
1992 film by Phillip Noyce
Clear and Present Danger
1994 film by Phillip Noyce
1998 American drama film
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
2010 film by Harry Kloor, Daniel St. Pierre
1993 film by David M. Evans
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
1994 film by Peter Segal, David Zucker
1986 film by Steve Miner
Jefferson in Paris
1995 film by James Ivory
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
1986 film by Gary Nelson
1985 film by Aaron Lipstadt
1992 American thriller and comedy film
1987 film by John Sayles
1974 film by John Berry
By Dawn's Early Light
1990 American television film
1992 film by Jon Amiel
1967 film by Peter Glenville
The Meteor Man
1993 film by Robert Townsend
The Flight of Dragons
1982 film by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr., Katsuhisa Yamada
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
2014 American comedy-drama film
1972 film by Joseph Sargent
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
2008 film by Malcolm D. Lee
1994 American comedy film
2013 film by Ronald Krauss
1976 romantic adventure film directed by James Goldstone
2007 film by Dennis Dugan
Our Friend, Martin
Best of the Best
1989 American Martial Arts film
1997 film by Jim Kouf
Gardens of Stone
1987 film by Francis Ford Coppola
The Sandlot 2
2005 film by David M. Evans
Cry, the Beloved Country
1995 film by Darrell Roodt
A Family Thing
1996 American film
The Great White Hope
1970 film by Martin Ritt
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
1976 film by John Badham
1977 film about Muhammad Ali
The Last Remake of Beau Geste
1977 film by Marty Feldman
1991 film by Charles Lane
1989 film by Francis Veber
Looking for Richard
1996 documentary film
1990 film by Larry Cohen
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1970 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sidney Lumet
1993 film by Jon Hess
1974 film by Patrick Garland
The Bushido Blade
End of the Road
1970 film by Aram Avakian
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street
2001 film by Susie Dietter, Chuck Sheetz
A Piece of the Action
1977 film by Sidney Poitier
1999 film by Bryan Michael Stoller
2013 documentary film by Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson
The River Niger
1976 film by Krishna Shah
1991 film by David Beaird
2001 film by Jeff Probst
Head of the Family
1996 film by Charles Band
Grim Prairie Tales
My Little Girl
1982 film by Richard Jefferies
Percy & Thunder
1993 film by Ivan Dixon
The Feast of All Saints
2001 film by Peter Medak
Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp
Faerie Tale Theatre episode
Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan'
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