James Earl Jones Overview:

Actor, James Earl Jones, was born on Jan 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, MS. As of December 2020, James Earl Jones was 90 years old.



Although Earl Jones was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 2011 To James Earl Jones for his legacy of consistent excellence and uncommon versatility.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best ActorThe Great White Hope (1970)Jack JeffersonNominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

2011Honorary AwardTo James Earl Jones for his legacy of consistent excellence and uncommon versatility


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Grew up in the small town of Dublin, Michigan.

In the original Star Wars trilogy, he and Billy Dee Williams were the only black actors to play major roles. One of Billy Dee Williams's other roles was the title role in Scott Joplin (1977) (TV). Scott Joplin's ragtime music was used as the score for The Sting (1973), which features James's father, Robert Earl Jones.

First African American actor to play the "President of the United States" on film in The Man (1972) (TV).

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