James Earl Jones

Born:  January 17, 1931, Arkabutla, Mississippi


1964:  Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

1967:  The Comedians

1970:  End of the Road, The Great White Hope

1972:  The Man

1974:  Claudine

1975:  Deadly Hero

1976:  The River Niger, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Swashbuckler

1977:  The Greatest, Star Wars, Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, A Piece of the Action

1980:  The Empire Strikes Back

1981:  The Bushido Blade

1982:  Conan The Barbarian, Bloodtide

1983:  Return of the Jedi

1984:  City Limits

1986:  My Little Girl, Soul Man, Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold

1987:  Gardens of Stone, Matewan, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

1988:  Coming To America

1989:  Three Fugitives, Field of Dreams, Best of the Best

1990:  Terrorgram, The Hunt For Red October, The Ambulance, Grim Prairie Tales

1991:  Scorchers, Convicts

1992:  Patriot Games, Freddie As F.R.O.7., Sneakers, Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama

1993:  Sommersby, The Sandlot, Excessive Force, Dreamrider, The Meteor Man

1994:  The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Clean Slate, The Lion King, Clear and Present Danger

1995:  Jefferson In Paris, Judge Dredd, Cry The Beloved Country

1996:  A Family Thing, Good Luck

1997:  Gang Related

1998:  Primary Colours

1999:  Undercover Angel, The Annihilation of Fish, On The Q.T.

2001:  Finder’s Fee

2005:  Robots, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

2006:  The Benchwarmers, Scary Movie 4, Click

2008:  Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

2009:  Jack and the Beanstalk

2010:  Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey

2013:  Gimme Shelter

2014:  The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Driving Miss Daisy

2016:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2018:  Warning Shot

2019:  The Lion King, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

2021:  Coming 2 America


Academy Award:  Honorary Award (2011)
Nomination: Best Actor, The Great White Hope (1970)

Golden Globe Award:  Most Promising Newcomer-Male, The Great White Hope (1970)
Nominations:  Best Actor-Drama, The Great White Hope (1970); Best Actor-Musical/Comedy, Claudine (1974); Best Actor-TV Drama, Gabriel’s Fire (1990); Pros and Cons (1991)

Screen Actors Guild Award:  Life Achievement Award (2008)
Nomination:  Best Male Actor, Cry The Beloved Country (1995)


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