Narrator of the documentary "The Mississippi River", for the Riverpark Museum in Tunica, Mississippi, USA, located mere miles from Jones' birthplace in Arkabutla, Mississippi.
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on being the recipient of a lifetime achievement Oscar] If an actor's nightmare is being onstage buck naked and not knowing his lines, what the heck do you call this?
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1969, as Best Actor (Dramatic), for "The Great White Hope", a role he recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same title, The Great White Hope
(1970) and in 1987, as Best Actor (Play), for August Wilson
Famous for his deep authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King