Tommy Lee Jones
Jones was born September 15, 1946 in San
Saba, Texas and raised in Rotan and Midland, Texas. He attended
elementary school in Rotan Texas and went to high school at Robert E.
Lee High School in Midland. Jones won a scholarship to St. Mark's, an
elite prep school in Dallas. His mother, Lucille Marie (née Scott),
was a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and his
father, Clyde C. Jones, was a cowboy turned oil field worker. His
parents were married and divorced twice. Jones had a difficult
adolescence and suffered physical abuse from his father according to
interviews he gave later in life.
Jones was Al Gore's roommate at Harvard
for four years where he was an English literature major, became an
all-Ivy offensive guard on the football team. After graduation, he
moved to New York and then to Hollywood in 1975 to further his
career as an actor.
His career soared over the next two
decades with Jones appearing in nearly three dozen film and
television projects. One of his most loved films is the 1989
mini-series Lonesome Dove where he co-starred with Robert
Duvall. The 1993 film
The Fugitive sealed Jones' place as an A-list actor. Within the
next year Jones starred in three more major box office hits;
Natural Born Killers, The Client and Blown Away.
In 2007 Jones co-starred with fellow
Midland County native
Woody Harrelson in the movie "No
Country for Old Men"
Jones' Texas roots run deep. He is a
dedicated horseman and owns a 3,000 acre ranch in his San Saba
Jones is set to star with Brad Pitt in
an upcoming deep space epic according to Hollywood writer Mike
Fleming, Jr. The futuristic sci-fi epic Ad Astra is set to
begin production in September 2017.