• James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Born on January 17th, 1931

    From Arkabutla, Mississippi

Filmography

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Awards & Nominations

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Won
Honorary Award
Golden Globe (1992)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1991)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1971)
Won
New Star of the Year - Actor
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Cry, the Beloved Country

Reverend Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) is a back-country Zulu preacher in South Africa. When his son (Eric Miyeni) is accused of robbery and murder, Kumalo journeys to Johannesburg, where he is helped by a local priest (Vusi Kunene). He eventually meets James Jarvis (Richard Harris), the father of the murder victim, who is a prominent white supremacist. However, they discover common ground, and their mutual respect becomes a symbol of apartheid's eventual demise.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
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Heat Wave

Robert Richardson (Blair Underwood) moves out of Alabama, believing that as a black man, he'll find more equality in Los Angeles. He quickly lands a job as a messenger for the Los Angeles Times. But then two white police officers make a small traffic arrest that sets off a string of race riots in L.A.'s Watts district. Since white reporters aren't allowed into these violent protests, the newspaper sends Robertson in to cover the events and talk to the rioters.

Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie