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James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is a multi-award-winning American actor of theater and film, well known for his distinctive bass voice and for his portrayal of characters of substance, gravitas and leadership. He is known for providing the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise and the tagline for CNN. James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, the son of Ruth (née Connolly) and Robert Earl Jones. At the age of five, he moved to Jackson, Michigan, to be raised by his maternal grandparents, but the adoption was traumatic and he developed a stutter so severe he refused to speak aloud. When he moved to Brethren, Michigan in later years a teacher at the Brethren schools started to help him with his stutter. He remained functionally mute for eight years until he reached high school. He credits his high school teacher, Donald Crouch, who discovered he had a gift for writing poetry, with helping him out of his silence. Jones attended the University of Michigan where he was a pre-med major. While there, he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and excelled. During the course of his studies, Jones discovered he was not cut out to be a doctor. Instead he focused himself on drama, with the thought of doing something he enjoyed, before, he assumed, he would have to go off to fight in the Korean War. After four years of college, Jones left without his degree. In 1953 he found a part-time stage crew job at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, Michigan, which marked the beginning of his acting career. During the 1955–1957 seasons he was an actor and stage manager. He performed his first portrayal of Shakespeare’s Othello in this theater in 1955. After his discharge from the Military, Jones moved to New York, where he attended the American Theatre Wing to further his training and worked as a janitor to earn a living. His first film role was as a young and trim Lt. Lothar Zogg, the B-52 bombardier in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964. His first big role came with his portrayal of boxer Jack Jefferson in the film version of the Broadway play The Great White Hope, which was based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson. For his role, Jones was nominated Best Actor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making him the second African-American male performer (following Sidney Poitier) to receive a nomination. In 1969, Jones participated in making test films for a proposed children's television series; these shorts, combined with animated segments were the beginnings of the Sesame Street format. The next year, in the early 1970s, James appeared with Diahann Carroll in the film called Claudine. While he has appeared in many roles, he is well known as the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Darth Vader was portrayed in costume by David Prowse in the original trilogy, with Jones dubbing Vader's dialogue in postproduction due to Prowse's strong West Country accent being unsuitable for the role. At his own request, he was originally uncredited for the release of the first two films (he would later be credited for the two in the 1997 re-release).  His other voice roles include Mufasa in the 1994 film Disney animated blockbuster The Lion King, and its direct-to-video sequel, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He also has done the CNN tagline, "This is CNN", as well as "This is CNN International", and the Bell Atlantic tagline, "Bell Atlantic: The heart of communication". When Bell Atlantic became Verizon, Jones used the tagline greeting of "Welcome to Verizon" or "Verizon 411" right before a phone call would go through. The opening for NBC's coverage of the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics; "the Big PI in the Sky" (God) in the computer game Under a Killing Moon; a Claymation film about The Creation; and several guest spots on The Simpsons. In addition to his film and voice over work, Jones is an accomplished stage actor as well; he has won Tony awards in 1969 for The Great White Hope and in 1987 for Fences. Othello, King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Abhorson in Measure for Measure, and Claudius in Hamlet are Shakespearean roles he has played. He received Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. Jones has been married to actress Cecilia Hart since 1982. They have one child, Flynn Earl Jones. He was previously married to American actress/singer Julienne Marie (born March 21, 1933, Toledo, Ohio); they had no children. Jones is a registered Republican.

James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is a multi-award-winning American actor of theater and film, well known for his distinctive bass voice and for his portrayal of characters of substance, gravitas and leadership. He is known for providing the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise and the tagline for CNN. James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, the son of Ruth (née Connolly) and Robert Earl Jones. At the age of five, he moved to Jackson, Michigan, to be raised by his maternal grandparents, but the adoption was traumatic and he developed a stutter so severe he refused to speak aloud. When he moved to Brethren, Michigan in later years a teacher at the Brethren schools started to help him with his stutter. He remained functionally mute for eight years until he reached high school. He credits his high school teacher, Donald Crouch, who discovered he had a gift for writing poetry, with helping him out of his silence. Jones attended the University of Michigan where he was a pre-med major. While there, he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and excelled. During the course of his studies, Jones discovered he was not cut out to be a doctor. Instead he focused himself on drama, with the thought of doing something he enjoyed, before, he assumed, he would have to go off to fight in the Korean War. After four years of college, Jones left without his degree. In 1953 he found a part-time stage crew job at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, Michigan, which marked the beginning of his acting career. During the 1955–1957 seasons he was an actor and stage manager. He performed his first portrayal of Shakespeare’s Othello in this theater in 1955. After his discharge from the Military, Jones moved to New York, where he attended the American Theatre Wing to further his training and worked as a janitor to earn a living. His first film role was as a young and trim Lt. Lothar Zogg, the B-52 bombardier in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964. His first big role came with his portrayal of boxer Jack Jefferson in the film version of the Broadway play The Great White Hope, which was based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson. For his role, Jones was nominated Best Actor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making him the second African-American male performer (following Sidney Poitier) to receive a nomination. In 1969, Jones participated in making test films for a proposed children's television series; these shorts, combined with animated segments were the beginnings of the Sesame Street format. The next year, in the early 1970s, James appeared with Diahann Carroll in the film called Claudine. While he has appeared in many roles, he is well known as the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Darth Vader was portrayed in costume by David Prowse in the original trilogy, with Jones dubbing Vader's dialogue in postproduction due to Prowse's strong West Country accent being unsuitable for the role. At his own request, he was originally uncredited for the release of the first two films (he would later be credited for the two in the 1997 re-release).  His other voice roles include Mufasa in the 1994 film Disney animated blockbuster The Lion King, and its direct-to-video sequel, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He also has done the CNN tagline, "This is CNN", as well as "This is CNN International", and the Bell Atlantic tagline, "Bell Atlantic: The heart of communication". When Bell Atlantic became Verizon, Jones used the tagline greeting of "Welcome to Verizon" or "Verizon 411" right before a phone call would go through. The opening for NBC's coverage of the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics; "the Big PI in the Sky" (God) in the computer game Under a Killing Moon; a Claymation film about The Creation; and several guest spots on The Simpsons. In addition to his film and voice over work, Jones is an accomplished stage actor as well; he has won Tony awards in 1969 for The Great White Hope and in 1987 for Fences. Othello, King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Abhorson in Measure for Measure, and Claudius in Hamlet are Shakespearean roles he has played. He received Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. Jones has been married to actress Cecilia Hart since 1982. They have one child, Flynn Earl Jones. He was previously married to American actress/singer Julienne Marie (born March 21, 1933, Toledo, Ohio); they had no children. Jones is a registered Republican.

作品

2019 Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell
Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell
飾演 James Earl Jones (archive footage)
飾演 James Earl Jones (archive footage)
2019 The Lion King
獅子王
飾演 Mufasa (voice)
飾演 Mufasa (voice)
2016 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
俠盜一號:星球大戰外傳
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
2015 Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal
Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
2015 August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
2014 Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
飾演 Hoke Colburn
飾演 Hoke Colburn
2012 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
飾演 Admiral (voice)
飾演 Admiral (voice)
2009 Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
飾演 The Giant (voice)
飾演 The Giant (voice)
2007 Earth
Earth
飾演 Narrator
飾演 Narrator
2006 The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
飾演 Jack Jefferson (segment "The Great White Hope") / Troy Maxson (segment "Fences")
飾演 Jack Jefferson (segment "The Great White Hope") / Troy Maxson (segment "Fences")
2006 Click
Click
飾演 Narrator of Michael's Past (uncredited)
飾演 Narrator of Michael's Past (uncredited)
2006 The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
2005 Robots
Robots
飾演 Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice)
飾演 Voice Box at Hardware Store (voice)
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
2004 The Story of Star Wars
The Story of Star Wars
飾演 Darth Vader
飾演 Darth Vader
2001 Visitors from the Unknown
Visitors from the Unknown
飾演 Narrator
飾演 Narrator
1999 Our Friend, Martin
Our Friend, Martin
飾演 Daddy King (voice)
飾演 Daddy King (voice)
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
飾演 Dr. McDuffie
飾演 Dr. McDuffie
1996 A Family Thing
A Family Thing
飾演 Ray Murdock
飾演 Ray Murdock
1995 Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
飾演 Narrator (uncredited)
飾演 Narrator (uncredited)
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1995 The Making of 'Jurassic Park'
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'
飾演 Host
飾演 Host
1994 Clean Slate
Clean Slate
飾演 John Dolby
飾演 John Dolby
1994 The Vernon Johns Story
The Vernon Johns Story
飾演 Vernon Johns
飾演 Vernon Johns
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
飾演 James Earl Jones
飾演 James Earl Jones
1994 Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger
飾演 Admiral James Greer
飾演 Admiral James Greer
1994 The Lion King 1994
獅子王 1994
飾演 King Mufasa (voice)
飾演 King Mufasa (voice)
1993 The Meteor Man
The Meteor Man
飾演 Earnest Moses
飾演 Earnest Moses
1993 The Sandlot
The Sandlot
飾演 Mr. Mertle
飾演 Mr. Mertle
1993 Sommersby
Sommersby
飾演 Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
飾演 Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
1992 Patriot Games
Patriot Games
飾演 Adm. James Greer
飾演 Adm. James Greer
1992 Lincoln
Lincoln
1991 Convicts
Convicts
飾演 Ben Johnson
飾演 Ben Johnson
1990 Heat Wave
Heat Wave
飾演 Junius Johnson
飾演 Junius Johnson
1990 The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October
飾演 Admiral James Greer
飾演 Admiral James Greer
1990 The Ambulance
The Ambulance
飾演 Lt. Spencer
飾演 Lt. Spencer
1989 Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams
飾演 Terrence Mann
飾演 Terrence Mann
1988 Coming to America
Coming to America
飾演 King Jaffe Joffer
飾演 King Jaffe Joffer
1983 Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi
飾演 Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Voice of Darth Vader (voice)
1982 Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian
飾演 Thulsa Doom
飾演 Thulsa Doom
1980 The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back
飾演 Darth Vader (Voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (Voice)
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special
The Star Wars Holiday Special
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
1977 The Making of 'Star Wars'
The Making of 'Star Wars'
飾演 Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
1977 Star Wars
Star Wars
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
飾演 Darth Vader (voice)
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic
Exorcist II: The Heretic
飾演 Older Kokumo
飾演 Older Kokumo
1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened
The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened
飾演 Morris Bird, Jr.
飾演 Morris Bird, Jr.
1977 The Greatest
The Greatest
飾演 Malcolm X
飾演 Malcolm X
1976 The River Niger
The River Niger
飾演 Johnny Williams
飾演 Johnny Williams
1975 Deadly Hero
Deadly Hero
飾演 Rabbit Shazam
飾演 Rabbit Shazam

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