Tommy Lee Jones is an American-born Hollywood actor and filmmaker.
He won the Best Supporting Actor prize for his portrayal of US Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller “The Fugitive.”
Although he does not have cancer, he reportedly spoke at programs about cancer.
Most likely, Tommy Lee Jones is most known for his stolidly reserved portrayals of law enforcement agents, soldiers, and cowboys. He was created on September 15, 1946, in San Saba, Texas.
Jones was the only child of a cosmetologist, educator, and law enforcement official and his wife, an oil field worker.
Jones chose to remain in the country after his father accepted a job offer abroad since he was able to participate in a football scholarship program.
He became interested in theater there and participated in school performances. Later, Jones enrolled at Harvard University, where he shared a dorm with Al Gore, a future vice president of the United States.
Jones was a member of the football team and famously took part in the famous Harvard-Yale game that ended in a tie. He also continued to perform in school theater plays and with repertory companies over the summers.
Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1969 and moved to New York City to pursue an acting career after finding himself physically unfit for professional football.