James Earl Jones is a legendary American actor with his acting career spanning over more than 60 years. He is best known for his leading role in both the Broadway and the film version of ‘The Great White Hope.’ He also immortalized himself through his impeccable voice acting as Mufasa in ‘The Lion King,’ and Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars.'
James Earl Jones started with theater and had his first starring role in Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic film ‘Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.' With this early breakthrough, James Earl Jones went on to play some notable roles in successful films, such as ‘The Comedians,’ ‘The Great White Hope,’ ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘The Hunt for Red October,' ‘Patriot Games,’ and ‘Coming to America.'
Apart from appearing as an actor in several movies, he also lent his voice in the ‘Star Wars’ series, Darth Vader and Mufasa in ‘The Lion King’. Some of James Earl Jones' unsuccessful movies are ‘The Meteor Man,’ ‘Good Luck,’ and ‘Soul Man.'
James Earl Jones Awards
|The Great White Hope||Most Promising Newcomer - Male||1971|
|Gabriel's Fire||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||1991|
|Heat Wave||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special||1991|
|Winner||Best Spoken Word Recording||1977|