What is the net worth and salary of Tommy Lee Jones?
Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor who has a net worth of $100 million. Jones is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and has starred in many memorable films throughout his career. Tommy Lee Jones is probably best known for his roles in western films, often playing a rancher, ranger, cowboy, or a combination of all three. That said, he’s also an incredibly versatile actor. Jones has received several awards and plenty of critical acclaim throughout his career.
Tommy Lee Jones was born on September 15, 1946 in San Saba, Texas. His parents had an affair, marrying and divorcing twice during their relationship. Raised in Midland, Texas, Tommy eventually attended Harvard University on a scholarship.
During his time in college, he shared a dorm room with Al Gore and played guard on Harvard’s football team. He was part of the team that went undefeated in 1968 and tied Yale in a stunning last-minute comeback. Jones later described the game as “the most famous football game in Ivy League history.”
By 1969, Tommy Lee Jones had his sights set on an acting career. He moved to New York to audition for Broadway plays, landing his first role that year in A Patriot For Me . His first film role came shortly thereafter with Love Story in 1970. After another Broadway appearance with on a Garden since 1971, Jones has appeared in the soap opera One Life to Live . After winning another theater role in Ulysses in Nighttown from 1974, he booked the lead role and played the famous real-life entrepreneur in the TV movie The Amazing Howard Hughes .
In the following period, Jones appeared in films such as Jackson County Jail, Rolling Thunder, The Betsy, Back Roads and Eyes of Laura Mars . He also earned a Golden Globe nomination after playing a major role in Loretta Lynn’s biographical musical Coal Miner’s Daughter . By 1983, he was starting to become a bigger star. That year, he received an Emmy Award for playing a criminal in the TV adaptation of the novel The Executioner’s Song . He followed up with a role in the film Nate and Hayes before earning another Emmy nomination for his performance in Lonesome Dove . Tommy played a Texas Ranger in the television miniseries.
Jones took his career even further in the 90s. In 1993, Tommy starred in the film The Fugitive , winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also acted in hit movies like Batman Forever and Men in Black , cementing his position as one of the best supporting actors in Hollywood. However, he still reserves the lead role in films such as the 1994 Ty Cobb biopic, Cobb . In 1991, Tommy Lee Jones had been nominated for a potential second Oscar for his role in JFK . In addition, he has booked roles in films such as Under Siege, Natural Born Killers and The Clientin what became one of his busiest decades as an actor.
In 2000, Tommy Lee Jones appeared alongside Clint Eastwood in Space Cowboys . In 2005, he directed the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada , the first attempt at a theatrical release. The film was initially shown at the Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics. Jones also starred in the film and later received two awards for best actor at the Cannes Film Festival.
2007 was a busy year for Jones. First, he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in In the valley of Elah . He then starred in the neo-western cult classic No Country for Old Men . In 2010, his performance was praised once more when he appeared close to Ben Affleck in The Company Men . Next year, he has booked a role in Captain America: The First Avenger .
In 2012, Tommy reprized his former role from Men in Black 3 . He also starred in the romantic comedy Hope Springs. Jones ended 2012 with another memorable film role Lincoln . Once again, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Tommy Lee Jones has established quite a reputation in Japan as a spokesperson for Suntory. Since 2006, he has appeared in a series of Suntory commercials as a character called “Alien Jones”. These hilarious ads involve Jones checking on humanity’s progress as an alien with special powers.
His first marriage was to Kate Lardner from 1971 to 1978. During his second marriage to Kimberlea Cloughley, he had two children. In 2001, he married Dawn Laurel, his third wife.
Jones is a fluent Spanish speaker. He also enjoys playing polo and is an avid supporter of the San Antonio Spurs. He endorsed his old roommate, Al Gore, at the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
In 2002, Tommy purchased separate parcels of land in Wellington, Florida for $4.62. He then combined them into a massive estate spanning 50 acres with miles and miles of horse trails. In addition, there is an 11,000 square foot, 4 bedroom home on the property with all the amenities you or important celebrity could need.
In 2013, Tommy put this property on the market for $26.75 million. Six years later, he took a more realistic approach, relisting the property for a reduced price and eventually settling on a fee of $11.5 million. It was a far cry from the $26.75 million he’s hoping for, but the real estate business is still an impressive profit margin for the veteran actor.