James Earl JonesOscar Nominee Verified
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James was born on January 17th, 1931. Known to his close friends as Todd (childhood), he has been a credited actor since the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
To date, James has only starred in the 1970 drama movie The Great White Hope. James Earl Jones has yet to establish a position as a bankable star.
James has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in sixteen films including: the 2008 comedy film Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins as the character Papa Jenkins, the 1999 animation movie Fantasia/2000 playing Himself - Host and the 1994 adventure release The Lion King cast as Mufasa.
James Earl Jones has earned salaries up to $900,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1994 adventure film The Lion King, which brought in $423,000,000 at the box office.
James has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least one magazines, interviewed in over three publications and featured in three magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.
As an actor James Earl Jones has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Jack Jefferson in the 1970 movie The Great White Hope.