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Tommy Lee Jones
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Born
Thomas Lee Jones

(1946-09-15) September 15, 1946 (age 74)
Alma mater Harvard University (AB)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • film director
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)
  • Katherine "Kate" Lardner
    (m. 1971;div. 1978)
  • Kimberlea Cloughley
    (m. 1981;div. 1996)
  • Dawn Laurel
    (m. 2001)
Children2
Awards

Thomas Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive .

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His other notable starring roles include Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the television miniseries Lonesome Dove , Agent K in the Men in Black film series, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men , Hank Deerfield in In the Valley of Elah , the villain Two-Face in Batman Forever , terrorist William "Bill" Strannix in Under Siege , Texas Ranger Roland Sharp in Man of the House , rancher Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada , which he also directed, Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger , CIA Director Robert Dewey in Jason Bourne , and Warden Dwight McClusky in Natural Born Killers . He most recently appeared in science fiction film Ad Astra in 2019.

Jones has also portrayed historical figures such as businessman Howard Hughes in The Amazing Howard Hughes , Radical Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln , executed murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song , U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur in Emperor , businessman Clay Shaw, the only person prosecuted in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in JFK , Oliver Vanetta "Doolittle" Lynn, in Coal Miner's Daughter , and baseball player Ty Cobb in Cobb .

Early life

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Jones as a junior in high school, 1964

Jones was born on September 15, 1946, in San Saba, Texas. [1] [2] His mother, Lucille Marie ( née  Scott; 1928–2013), [3] was a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and his father, Clyde C. Jones (1926–1986), was an oil field worker. [1] The two were married and divorced twice. He has said that he is of part Cherokee descent. [4] He was raised in Midland, Texas, [5] and attended Robert E. Lee High School.

Jones soon moved to Dallas and graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas in 1965, [6] which he attended on scholarship.

College

He attended Harvard College on a need-based scholarship. He was the roommate of future Vice President Al Gore. [7] As an upperclassman, he stayed in Dunster House [7] with roommates Gore and Bob Somerby, who later became editor of the media criticism site The Daily Howler. Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1969; his senior thesis was on "the mechanics of Catholicism" in the works of Flannery O'Connor. [8] [9]

College football

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Major English
Career history
College
High school St. Mark's (TX)
Personal information
Born:September 15, 1946 (1946-09-15) (age 74)
San Saba, Texas
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • 1st team All-Ivy League (1968)

Jones played guard [10] on Harvard's undefeated 1968 football team. He was named as a first-team All-Ivy League selection, and played in the 1968 Game. The game featured a memorable and last-minute Harvard 16-point comeback to tie Yale. He recounted his memory of "the most famous football game in Ivy League history" in the documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 .

Career

Early acting and film (1960s–1980)

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Jones in 2006

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. In 1970, he landed his first film role, coincidentally playing a Harvard student in Love Story (Erich Segal, the author of Love Story , said that he based the lead character of Oliver on aspects of two undergraduate roommates he knew while on a sabbatical at Harvard, Jones and Al Gore). [11]

In early 1971, he returned to Broadway in Abe Burrows' Four on a Garden where he shared the stage with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar. Between 1971 and 1975 he portrayed Dr. Mark Toland on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live . He 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. [12] It was followed by the acclaimed TV movie The Amazing Howard Hughes , where he played the lead role.

In films, he played an escaped convict hunted in Jackson County Jail (1976), a Vietnam veteran in Rolling Thunder (1977), an automobile mogul, co-starring with Laurence Olivier in the Harold Robbins drama The Betsy , and Police Detective 'John Neville' opposite Faye Dunaway in the 1978 thriller Eyes of Laura Mars .

In 1980, Jones earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn's husband, Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn, in the popular Coal Miner's Daughter . In 1981, he played a drifter opposite Sally Field in Back Roads , a comedy that received middling reviews. [13]

Increased exposure (1983–2004)

In 1983, he received an Emmy [14] for Best Actor for his performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in a TV adaptation of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song . That same year he starred in a pirate adventure, Nate and Hayes , playing the heavily bearded pirate Captain Bully Hayes.

In 1989, he earned another Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the acclaimed television mini-series Lonesome Dove , based on the best-seller by Larry McMurtry.

In the 1990s, blockbuster hits such as JFK co-starring Kevin Costner, The Fugitive co-starring Harrison Ford, Batman Forever co-starring Val Kilmer, and Men in Black with Will Smith made Jones one of the highest paid and most in-demand actors in Hollywood. His performance as Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive received broad acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a sequel. When he accepted his Oscar, his head was shaved for his role in the film Cobb, which he made light of in his speech: "The only thing a man can say at a time like this is 'I am not really bald'. Actually I'm lucky to be working".

Among his other well-known performances during the 1990s were those of the accused conspirator Clay Shaw/Clay Bertrand in the 1991 film JFK (which earned him another Oscar nomination), as a terrorist who hijacks a U.S. Navy battleship in Under Siege and as a maximum-security prison warden who's in way over his head in Natural Born Killers . He also played the role of "Reverend" Roy Foltrigg in the 1994 film The Client .

Jones co-starred with director Clint Eastwood as astronauts in the 2000 film Space Cowboys , in which both played retired pilots and friends/rivals leading a space rescue mission together.

Later years (2005–present)

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Jones at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival

In 2005, the first theatrical feature film Jones directed, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada , was presented at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Jones's character speaks both English and Spanish in the film. His performance won him the Best Actor Award at Cannes. His first film as a director had been The Good Old Boys in 1995, a made-for-television movie.

Two strong performances in 2007 marked a resurgence in Jones's career, one as a beleaguered father investigating the disappearance of his soldier son in In the Valley of Elah , the other as a Texas sheriff hunting an assassin in the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men . For the former, he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Jones has been a spokesman for Japanese brewing company Suntory since 2006. He 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. Many of these commercials can be seen on YouTube. [15] In 2011, 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 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

In 2010, Jones appeared alongside Ben Affleck in the recession drama The Company Men . The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where early reviews praised Jones's performance as "pitch-perfect." [16] Jones had a role in the Marvel Studios film, Captain America: The First Avenger . [17] He also directed, produced and co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in an adaptation of The Sunset Limited .

In 2012, there was another turning point in Jones's career, starting with a reprisal of his role as Agent K in Men in Black 3 , the romantic dramedy Hope Springs , and co-starring as Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln . Jones's performance in Lincoln received wide critical acclaim, and he was nominated for an Oscar for the fourth time, for Best Supporting Actor.

Personal life

Jones was married to Kate Lardner, the niece of screenwriter and journalist Ring Lardner Jr., from 1971 to 1978. [18] He has two children from his second marriage to Kimberlea Cloughley, the daughter of Phil Hardberger, former mayor of San Antonio: Austin Leonard (born 1982) and Victoria Kafka (born 1991). [19] On March 19, 2001, he married his third wife, Dawn Laurel. [20]

Jones resides in Terrell Hills, Texas, a city just outside of downtown San Antonio, and speaks fluent Spanish, which he used to good effect in Men in Black . [21] He owns a 3,000-acre (1,200 ha) cattle ranch in San Saba County, Texas, [22] and a ranch near Van Horn, Texas, which served as the set for his film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada . He also owns a home and farm in Wellington, Florida. Jones is a polo player and he has a house in a polo country club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a supporter of the Polo Training Foundation. [23] He is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan; he is often seen court-side at Spurs games. [24] [25] At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, he gave the nominating speech for his college roommate, Al Gore, as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States. [26]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1970 Love Story Hank Simpson Arthur Hiller
1973 Life Study GusMichael Nebbia
1975 Eliza's Horoscope Tommy LeeGordon Sheppard
1976 Jackson County Jail Coley BlakeMichael Miller
1977 Rolling Thunder Corporal Johnny Vohden John Flynn
1978 The Betsy Angelo Perino Daniel Petrie
Eyes of Laura Mars Detective John Neville Irvin Kershner
1980 Coal Miner's Daughter Oliver 'Doolittle Mooney' Lynn Michael Apted
Barn Burning Ab Snopes Peter Werner Short film
1981 Back Roads Elmore Pratt Martin Ritt
1982 The Executioner's Song Gary Gilmore Lawrence Schiller
1983 Nate and Hayes Captain 'Bully' HayesFerdinand Fairfax
1984 The River Rat Billy Thomas Rickman
1986 The Park Is Mine Mitch Steven Hilliard Stern
Black Moon Rising Sam Quint Harley Cokliss
1987 The Big Town George ColeBen Bolt & Harold Becker
1988 Stormy Monday Cosmo Mike Figgis
Gotham Eddie MallardLloyd Fonvielle
1989 The Package Thomas Boyette Andrew Davis
1990 Fire Birds Captain Brad Little David Green
1991 JFK Clay Shaw / Clay Bertrand Oliver Stone
1992 Under Siege Billy Strannix Andrew Davis
1993 House of Cards Jake Beerlander Michael Lessac
The Fugitive Deputy US Marshal Sam Gerard Andrew Davis
Heaven & Earth Steve Butler Oliver Stone
1994 Blown Away Ryan Gaerity Stephen Hopkins
The Client District Attorney Roy 'Reverend Roy' Foltrigg Joel Schumacher
Natural Born Killers Warden Dwight McClusky Oliver Stone
Blue Sky Major Hank Marshall Tony Richardson
Cobb Ty Cobb Ron Shelton
1995 Batman Forever Harvey Dent / Two-Face Joel Schumacher
1997 Volcano Michael Roark Mick Jackson
Men in Black Kevin Brown / Agent K Barry Sonnenfeld
1998 U.S. Marshals Chief Deputy US Marshal Sam Gerard Stuart Baird
Small Soldiers Chip Hazard Joe Dante Voice
1999 Double Jeopardy Travis Lehman Bruce Beresford
2000 Rules of Engagement Colonel Hayes 'Hodge' Hodges William Friedkin
Space Cowboys William 'Hawk' Hawkins Clint Eastwood
2002 Men in Black II Kevin Brown / Agent K Barry Sonnenfeld
2003 The Hunted L.T. Bonham William Friedkin
The Missing Samuel Jones Ron Howard
2005 Man of the House Texas Ranger Lieutenant Roland Sharp Stephen Herek Also executive producer
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Pete PerkinsHimselfAlso producer/director
Feature directorial debut
Selected for the main competition section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
2006 A Prairie Home Companion Axeman Robert Altman
2007 No Country for Old Men Sheriff Ed Tom Bell Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
In the Valley of Elah Hank Deerfield Paul Haggis
2009 In the Electric Mist Dave Robicheaux Bertrand Tavernier
2010 The Company Men Gene McClary John Wells
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Colonel Chester Phillips Joe Johnston
2012 Men in Black 3 Kevin Brown / Agent K Barry Sonnenfeld
Hope Springs Arnold Soames David Frankel
Lincoln Thaddeus Stevens Steven Spielberg
Emperor General Douglas MacArthur Peter Webber
2013 The Family [27] Robert Stansfield Luc Besson
2014 The Homesman George BriggsHimselfAlso writer/executive producer/director
Selected for the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival [28]
2016 Criminal Dr. Micah Franks Ariel Vromen
Jason Bourne CIA Director Robert Dewey Paul Greengrass
Mechanic: Resurrection Max Adams Dennis Gansel
2017 Shock and Awe Joseph L. Galloway Rob Reiner
Just Getting Started Leo McKay Ron Shelton
2019 Ad Astra Clifford McBride James Gray
2020 The Comeback Trail Duke Montana George Gallo
Wander Jimmy Cleats April Mullen

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1971–1975 One Life to Live Dr. Mark Toland 21 episodes
1975 Barnaby Jones Dr. Jim MelfordEpisode: "Fatal Witness"
1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Officer HuttonMovie
Baretta SharkyEpisode: "Dead Man Out"
Charlie's Angels Aram KolegianEpisode: "Charlie's Angels"
Family David NeedhamEpisode: "Coming of Age"
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes Howard Hughes Movie
1982 The Executioner's Song Gary Gilmore
The Rainmaker Starbuck
1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 'Brick' Pollitt
1985 The Park is Mine Mitch
1986 Yuri Nosenko: Double Agent Steve Daley
1987 Broken Vows Peter Joseph McMahon
1988 Stranger on My Land Bud Whitman
April Morning Moses Cooper
1989 Lonesome Dove Woodrow F. Call Miniseries; 4 episodes
1995 The Good Old Boys Hewey CallowayMovie; also director
2011 The Sunset Limited WhiteMovie; also director and executive producer

Advertising

YearTitleRole
1994 Red Dog Beer Red Dog (voice)
2006–present Boss Coffee Alien Jones [29]

Awards and nominations

YearTitleAccoladeResults
1981 Coal Miner's Daughter Golden Globe Award, Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1983 The Executioner's Song Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Won
1989 Lonesome Dove Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
Western Heritage Award, Television Feature Film Won
1992 JFK Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
1993 The Fugitive Award Circuit Community Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
JFK British Academy Film Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Boston Film Festival Award, Film Excellence Award Won
The Fugitive Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
New York Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1994 Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
British Academy Film Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Won
MTV Movie + TV Award, Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Harrison Ford)Won
National Society of Film Critics Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Walk of Fame - Star on the Walk of Fame, Motion Picture 6925 Hollywood, Blvd. Won
1995 The Good Old Boys CableACE Award, Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Nominated
Cobb Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
The Good Old Boys Lone Star Film & Television Award, Best Television DirectorWon
Lone Star Film & Television Award, Best Television ActorWon
Blown Away MTV Movie + TV Award, Best Villain Nominated
1996 Batman Forever Nominated
The Good Old Boys Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Nominated
1997 USA Film Festival Award, Master Screen Artist Tribute Won
1998 Men in Black Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Favorite Lead Actor - Sci-Fi Nominated
MTV Movie + TV Award, Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Will Smith )Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Award, Best Lead Actor in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/HorrorNominated
Satellite Award, Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1999 U.S. Marshals Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Favorite Duo - Action/Adventure (shared with Wesley Snipes )Nominated
2000 Double Jeopardy Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Favorite Lead Actor - Suspense Nominated
Palm Beach International Film Festival Award, Lifetime Achievement Award - Acting Won
2001 Space Cowboys Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Favorite Action Team - Internet Only

(shared with Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Donald Sutherland )

Nominated
2003 Golden Boot Award, Golden Boot Won
2004 The Missing AARP Movies for Grownups Award, Best Lead ActorNominated
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Cannes Film Festival Award, Best Actor Nominated
Cannes Film Festival Award, Palme d'Or Nominated
Ghent International Film festival Award, Grand Prize Award Won
Satellite Award, Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2006 A Prairie Home Companion Gotham Award, Best Ensemble Performance Nominated
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Independent Spirit Award, Best Feature Nominated
Western Heritage Award, Theatrical Motion Picture Won
2007 In the Valley of Elah Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
A Prairie Home Companion Critics Choice Award, Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
In the Valley of Elah Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
No Country for Old Men Detroit Film Critics Society Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
A Prairie Home Companion Gold Derby Award, Best Ensemble CastNominated
No Country for Old Men Indiewire Critics Poll Award, Best Supporting Performance Nominated
National Board of Review Award, Best Acting by an Ensemble Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
In the Valley of Elah Satellite Award, Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
No Country for Old Men St. Louis Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
In the Valley of Elah Village Voice Film Poll Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
2008AARP Movies for Grownups Award, Best Lead ActorNominated
Academy Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
No Country for Old Men British Academy Film Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Critics Choice Award, Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Gold Derby Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Gold Derby Award, Best Ensemble CastWon
International Cinephile Society Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
International Online Cinema Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
In the Valley of Elah Italian Online Movie Award, Best Lead ActorNominated
London Critics Circle Film Award, Actor of the Year Nominated
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award, American Riviera Award Won
No Country for Old Men Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture Won
2009 International Online Film Critics Poll Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2010 The Company Men Satellite Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
2011 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award, Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest (shared with Maria Bello )Nominated
The Sunset Limited Gold Derby Award, Best Television Movie/Miniseries Lead ActorNominated
Captain America: The First Avenger Scream Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2012 Lincoln Award Circuit Community Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Award Circuit Community Award, Best Cast EnsembleNominated
Black Film Critics Circle Award, Best EnsembleWon
Boston Online Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
Detroit Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
Indiana Film Journalists Association Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Indiewire Film Critics Poll Award, Best Supporting Performance Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Nevada Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Nevada Film Critics Society Award, Best Ensemble CastWon
New York Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
New York Film Critics Online Award, Best Supporting Actor Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
The Sunset Limited Prism Award, Performance in a Television Movie or MiniseriesNominated
Lincoln San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
San Sebastian International Film Festival Award, Donastia Lifetime Achievement Award Won
Lincoln Satellite Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, Best EnsembleWon
St. Louis Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Toronto Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Hope Springs AAPR Movies for Grownups Award, Best Love Story (shared with Meryl Streep )Nominated
Lincoln AARP Movies for Grownups Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
British Academy Film Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Critics Choice Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Denver Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Gold Derby Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Gold Derby Award, Best Ensemble CastNominated
Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
Iowa Film Critics Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Italian Online Movie Award, Best Supporting ActorNominated
Hope Springs Jupiter Award, Best International Actor Won
Lincoln London Critics Circle Film Award, Supporting Actor of the Year Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
North Texas Film Critics Association Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Online Film & Television Association Award, Best Supporting ActorWon
Online Film Critics Society Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Won
Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture Nominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2014 The Homesman Cannes Film Festival Award, Palme d'Or Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, Best Lead ActorNominated
Women Film Critics Circle Award, Best Lead Actor Nominated
2015AARP Movies for Grownups Award, Best Lead ActorNominated
Almeria Western Film Festival Award, Best Feature FilmWon
Georgia Film Critics Association Award, Best Feature Nominated

Western honors

2009 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame [30]
2015 Texas Film Hall of Fame [31]
2016 Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [32]

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Rodger Boyce is an American character actor who has appeared in more than a dozen feature films, including Best Picture Oscar winner No Country for Old Men one of three films he has done with Tommy Lee Jones. Other notable feature film appearances include Where the Heart Is, A Perfect World and Lone Star State of Mind. He has also appeared in some 25 made-for-television movies. In addition, his television work has included episodic appearances in TV series ranging from Dallas, Dangerous Curves and The Big Easy to Walker, Texas Ranger, Roughriders, The Good Guys and even Wishbone. Rodger began his acting career in theater, and he has occasionally returned to the stage, appearing in summer stock and regional theater productions. A graduate of Texas Tech University where he majored in journalism and English, Rodger is a native Texan and former newspaper reporter and editor, and for a number of years was a community college teacher and administrator. He and his wife Juddi, a professional counselor/therapist, live in Gainesville, Texas.

Michael Stuhlbarg American actor

Michael Stuhlbarg is an American actor. He rose to prominence as troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stuhlbarg has appeared in numerous films and television series portraying real life figures, such as George Yeaman in Lincoln (2012), Lew Wasserman in Hitchcock (2012), Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs (2015), Edward G. Robinson in Trumbo (2015), Abe Rosenthal in The Post (2017), Stanley Edgar Hyman in Shirley (2020), and Arnold Rothstein in HBO's Boardwalk Empire (2010–2013). Stuhlbarg's other notable supporting roles include one in Men in Black 3 (2012), Blue Jasmine (2013), Arrival (2016), and Doctor Strange (2016), the third season of the anthology television series Fargo (2017), as well as on the Showtime miniseries Your Honor (2020).

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