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Who is James Earl Jones?

James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope. He is also known for his voice acting, most notably as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, as well as many other film, stage, and television roles.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Theater (2008)

by Anthony D. Hill, Douglas Q. Barnett

James Earl Jones for Best Actor (Clandestine on the Morning Line, The Apple, and Moon on a Rainbow Shawl), Vinnette Carroll for Distinguished ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

Scene from the 1980 film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, starring David Prowse (as Darth Vader; voice: James Earl Jones) and Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker). Directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photofest) model in merchandising licensed products. Star Wars enjoyed enormous success. According to the Internet Movie Database, three of the films in the franchise (Star Wars, Phantom Menace, and Revenge of the Sith) placed in the top 10 of all-time top U.S. box- office takes.

Google previewA Cherokee Encyclopedia (2007)

by Robert J. Conley

Moore, James Earl Jones, Quentin Tarantino, Tommy Lee Jones, President Bill Clinton, Litefoot, Tom Allard, Wayne Newton, Sonny Landham, Thomas King, Valerie Red-Horse, Cherokee Rose and Silena, Michael Jacobs, Terry Lee Whetstone, and Marvin Rainwater. Many other names can be added to this list. Cherokee Culture Cherokee culture is much too complex to attempt to detail here , so this entry offers only a nutshell description. Cherokees historically lived in autonomous, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] (2010)

by Jessie Carney Smith

James Earl Jones, a prominent African American actor, has made numerous contributions to African American popular culture and has broken new ground for blacks in a number of mainstream roles in plays, films, and television shows. Jones, whose career spans six decades, has performed many notable and eclectic roles, such as Othello, the famous Moor, in the eponymous play written by William Shakespeare, the legendary boxer Jack Johnson in the play and film adaptation, The ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Greer: James Earl Jones. Andrei Lysenko: Josh Ackland. Skip Tyler: Jeffrey Jones. Capt. Viktor Tupolev: Stellan Skarsgård. Dr. Yevgeniy Petrov: Tim Curry. Capt. Vasili Borodin: Sam Neill. Adm. Yuri Padorin: Peter Zinner. Petty OfficerJones: Courtney B. Vance. Jeffery Pelt: Richard Jordan. Adm. Painter: Fred Dalton Thompson. Capt. Davenport: Daniel Davis AA: Best Effects–Sound Effects Editing (Cecelia Hall, George Watters II) AAN: Best Film Editing (Dennis Virkler, John ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Films (2010)

by K Edgington, Thomas Erskine, James M. Welsh

CAST: james Earl jones (jack jefferson), jane Alexander (Eleanor Backman), Lou Gilbert (Goldie), joel Fluellen (Tick), Chester Morris (Pop Weaver) , Robert Webber ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Veteran in America [2 volumes] (2009)

by William A. Pencak

It starred James Caan, James Earl Jones, Angelica Houston, and D. B. Sweeney. It begins as older Korean ...

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One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter. (James Earl Jones)
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