Tommy Lee Jones made his film debut in the 1970 hit Love Story, but it wasn't until the 1990s—with roles in movies like The Client, Batman Forever and Men in Black—that he catapulted up the list of Hollywood's most respected actors.
Tommy Lee was nominated for his first Oscar® for his performance as a businessman accused of conspiring to assassinate the president in the 1991 film JFK. Two years later, he took home his first golden statuette for his role as Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive.
After more than 40 years in the acting business, Tommy Lee is still wowing critics and moviegoers alike. Last year, he earned rave reviews for his performance as a sheriff on the trail of a hit man in the Best Picture nominee No Country for Old Men. But the role that earned him his third Academy Award nomination—and his first in the Best Actor category—was that of war veteran Hank Deerfield, a father searching for his missing son, in In the Valley of Elah.