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Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and director from San Saba, Texas.

He attended Harvard on a scholarship, where he was a roommate of the future Vice-President Al Gore and there he received a B.A. in English literature and graduated cum laude in 1969.

He then moved to New York City to become an actor. He started acting on Broadway and he made his debut in Love Story. Between 1971 and 1975 he acted in a soap opera called One Way To Live, then he played the role of an escaped convict that was hunted down by the police in Jackson County Jail (1976).

In 1983 he received an Emmy for Best Actor for his performance as Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song.

In the 1990s, movies such as The Fugitive costarring Harrison Ford and Men in Black with Will Smith brought him tens of millions of dollars and made him one of the top actors of Hollywood.

His role in The Fugitive won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.