What He’s Up to Now:
Tommy Lee Jones isn’t Hollywood’s friendliest face. But what the four-time Academy Award winner lacks in warmth, he compensates for in ambition. He’s starring in the action film “Just Getting Started,” slated for release Dec. 8. Now he’s filming the science fiction flick “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt and was cast in “Stoner,” based on the 1965 novel.
Three Things to Know
1. Born in West Texas, Jones’ parents relocated to Benghazi to work in oil fields when he was a teenager. Jones didn’t want to leave the country, so he moved to Dallas to attend St. Mark’s, where he juggled football, soccer and theater productions.
2. He’s an Ivy Leaguer. The English major continued his football career and fine-tuned his acting skills at Harvard. Oh, and he was Al Gore’s roommate for four years. No big deal.
3.In an interview with Meryl Streep, Jones said his first performance was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in second grade. He was Sneezy and claims he can still sneeze on command.
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