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James Earl Jones (ジェームス・アール・ジョーンズ)

職業 >>役者,
生年月日 >>01月17日1931年 (86 歳)
出生地 >>Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA
家族 >>Robert Earl Jones (Father; actor)
配偶者/パートナー >>Julienne Marie (? - ?) (divorced) , Cecilia Hart (15 March 1982 - present) 1 child
子供 >>Flynn Earl Jones (son)

 熱き思い
ジェームス・アール・ジョーンズと言えば、映画ファンには「スター・ウォーズ」のダースベイダーの声で有名ですね。ブラックムービーファンには「星の王子NYへ行く」で厳格なアフリカの国王を演じたので有名ですね。私は、「バーノン・ジョンズ物語」で主役を演じたジョーンズが好きです。「Heat Wave」も好きです。「Great White Hope/ボクサー」では、オスカー主演男優にノミネートされる迫真の演技でした。マジメな役ばかりでなく、ロバート・タウンゼントの「メテオマン」では、変てこなカツラを被りまくるジョーンズが最高に面白く、それだけでなくホロりとさせてくれましたね。
彼の素晴らしさは声だけじゃないんだけどなーと、ブラックムービー以外では声ばかりが評価されているのが残念な所です。

 バイオ
ミシシッピ州アーカブトラで生まれたジェームス・アール・ジョーンズ。父親は後に俳優となったロバート・アール・ジョーンズだが、ジェームスが生まれる前に両親は離婚し、祖父母の元で生まれ育った。5歳の頃にミシガン州の過疎化された町の農家に越した。その頃になると親が居ないショックから、どもりが酷くなった。どもるので、言葉を発しなくなったジェームスは、詩を書く事で自分を表現した。それは高校生になるまで続いた。詩の才能とジェームスのどもりを直したいと思った高校の先生が、毎日クラスの前で詩の朗読をする事を勧めた。始めは嫌がっていたジェームスだが、仕方なく詩の朗読をするようになり、学校の弁論大会で優勝して、話す事に自信を取り戻したという。さらには、その弁論大会で優勝した事も手伝って、ミシガン大学の奨学金を手に入れた。最初は薬学を専攻していたが、その頃から演劇に興味を持ち始めて、演劇を学ぶようになった。学生時代には、アメリカ陸軍のレンジャー隊の士官として、アラスカに駐在していた。

陸軍を除隊した後は、ニューヨークに移り演劇の勉強をしていた。月19ドルの簡素なアパートに住みながら、掃除夫の仕事をしながら、小さな舞台に立っていた。彼が俳優として認識されるようになったのは、1961年の舞台「The Blacks」での事だった。ロスコー・リー・ブラウンやレイモンド・サン・ジャックス、シシリー・タイソン、マヤ・アンジェロウが出演した舞台で一躍注目を集めた。その次の年の「Moon on A Rainbow Shawl」では、舞台の名誉ある賞のオビー賞を受賞している。

映画では1964年に「Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb/博士の異常な愛情」に出演したが、注目される事はなかった。幾つかの昼ドラ(ソープドラマ)にゲスト出演した後に、1967年にエリザベス・テイラー主演の「The Comedians」にシシリー・タイソンやレイモンド・サン・ジャックスと共に出演。
1968年には、ジェームスにとっては転機が訪れる。実在するボクサージャック・ジョンソン(劇中はジャック・ジェファーソン)を題材した舞台「The Great White Hope」の主演に選ばれる。ジャック・ジョンソンというスキャンダラスな言動や行動が多かったが、差別に毅然として戦った偉大なチャンピオン・ボクサーを体当たりで熱演したジェームスは、舞台最高峰の賞トニー賞の主演男優賞を手にいれる。さらには、この舞台が映画化される事になり、映画でも舞台と同じくジェームスとジェーン・アレクサンダーが選ばれて、2人はそろってアカデミー賞の主演にノミネートされた。惜しくも受賞は逃したが、主演俳優としての印象を残すのには十分な結果だった。

ジェームスは主演男優として、シェークスピアの「リア王」のテレビ映画版では、主役のリア王を演じたり、当時人気実力共にナンバーワン女優だったダイアン・キャロルと共演した「Claudine/愛しのクローディン」や、舞台が話題になった「The River Niger」でもシシリー・タイソンとルイ・ゴセット・ジュニアと共演した。
1977年には、ジョージ・ルーカス監督の「スター・ウォーズ」にてダースベイダーの声を担当する。ダースベイダーを演じた俳優がイギリス訛りだった為に雇われたジェームスだが、これが彼にとっては1番有名な仕事となった。
映画でも主演・共演として活躍する一方で、その声を生かした仕事も数多くこなす、大御所俳優だ。

 トリビア & etc...
CNNの有名なフレーズ「This is CNN」は、ジェームスの声によるもの。
「星の王子NYへ行く」では、ジェームスのアドリブにより、一瞬ダースベイダーの声になっている。

 主演作
>> 2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey (2007) (voice) .... The Professor
>> Click (2006) (uncredited) (voice) .... Narrator of Michael's Past
>> Scary Movie 4 (2006) (uncredited) .... Narrator
>> The Benchwarmers (2006) (voice) .... Darth Vader
>> The Magic 7 (2006) (TV) (voice) .... 5-Toe
>> Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (VG) (archive sound) .... Mufasa
>> The Reading Room (2005) (TV) .... William Campbell
>> Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (voice) (uncredited) .... Darth Vader
>> The Sandlot 2 (2005) (V) .... Mr. Mertle
>> Robots (2005) (voice) .... Voice Box at Hardware Store
>> Feast of All Saints (2001) (TV) .... Older Marcel
>> Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001) (V) .... Santa Claus
>> Finder's Fee (2001) .... Avery Phillips
>> Disney's American Legends (2001) (V) .... Host
>> Nine Dog Christmas (2001) (V) (voice) .... Narrator
>> Santa and Pete (1999) (TV) .... Grandpa Nicholas
>> The Annihilation of Fish (1999) .... Fish
>> Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999) (VG) .... General Solomon
>> Undercover Angel (1999) .... The Judge
>> Summer's End (1999) (TV) .... Dr. William 'Bill' Blakely
>> On the Q.T. (1999) .... Leo
>> Our Friend, Martin (1999) (V) (voice) .... Daddy King
>> The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) (V) (voice) .... Mufasa
>> Merlin (1998/II) (TV) (voice) .... Mountain King
>> Alone (1997) (TV) .... Grey
>> What the Deaf Man Heard (1997) (TV) .... Archibald Thacker
>> Gang Related (1997) .... Arthur Baylor
>> Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (TV) (voice) .... Kibosh
>> The Second Civil War (1997) (TV) .... Jim Kalla
>> Monopoly Star Wars (1997) (VG) (voice) .... Darth Vader
>> Timepiece (1996) (TV) .... Lawrence
>> Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996) (TV) .... Dr. McDuffie
>> Good Luck (1996) (uncredited) .... James Bing
>> A Family Thing (1996) .... Ray Murdock
>> Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) .... Rev Stephen Kumalo
>> Judge Dredd (1995) (voice) (uncredited) .... Narrator
>> Jefferson in Paris (1995) .... Madison Hemings
>> "Under One Roof" (1995) TV Series .... Neb Langston
>> Signs and Wonders (1995) (TV) .... Diamond
>> People: A Musical Celebration (1995) (TV) .... The Storyteller
>> Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' (1994) (TV) .... Narrator/Ebenezer Scrooge
>> Clear and Present Danger (1994) .... Adm. James Greer
>> The Lion King (1994) (voice) .... King Mufasa
>> Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994) (TV) .... Host
>> Clean Slate (1994) .... John Dolby
>> Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (1994) (TV) .... Charles Lloyd
>> The Vernon Johns Story (1994) (TV) .... Vernon Johns
>> Under a Killing Moon (1994) (VG) .... The Big P.I. in the Sky
>> The Lion King (1994) (VG) (voice) .... Mufasa
>> Percy & Thunder (1993) (TV) .... Percy
>> The Meteor Man (1993) .... Earnest Moses
>> Excessive Force (1993) .... Jake
>> The Sandlot (1993) .... Mr. Mertle
>> The Parsley Garden (1993) (TV)
>> Sommersby (1993) .... Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
>> Dreamrider (1993) .... William Perry
>> Sneakers (1992) .... Bernard Abbott, NSA
>> Freddie as F.R.O.7 (1992) (voice) .... Narrator - American Version
>> Patriot Games (1992) .... Adm. James Greer
>> Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992) .... Narrator
>> The Second Coming (1992) .... Narrator
>> "Pros and Cons" (1991) TV Series .... Gabriel Bird
>> Scorchers (1991) .... Bear
>> Grim Prairie Tales (1990) .... Morrison
>> The Ambulance (1990) .... Lieutenant Spencer
>> Ivory Hunters (1990) (TV) .... Inspector Nkuru
>> Heat Wave (1990) (TV) .... Junius Johnson
>> Last Flight Out (1990) (TV) .... Al Topping
>> By Dawn's Early Light (1990) (TV) .... Looking Glass General - 'Alice'
>> The Hunt for Red October (1990) .... Admiral James Greer
>> Teach 109 (1990) (TV) .... Dr. Winston
>> Convicts (1990) .... Ben
>> Best of the Best (1989) .... Coach Couzo
>> Field of Dreams (1989) .... Terence "Terry" Mann
>> Three Fugitives (1989) .... Dugan
>> The Hunting of the Snark (1989) .... Narrator
>> "Long Ago and Far Away" (1989) TV Series .... Host
>> Coming to America (1988) .... King Jaffe Joffer
>> Lone Star Kid (1988) (TV)
>> Terrorgram (1988) (voice) .... Voice of Retribution
>> Matewan (1987) .... 'Few Clothes' Johnson
>> Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987) (voice) .... Emperor of the Night
>> My Little Girl (1987) .... Ike Bailey
>> Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987) .... Umslopogaas
>> Gardens of Stone (1987) .... Sgt. Maj.'Goody' Nelson
>> Soldier Boys (1987) (TV)
>> Soul Man (1986) .... Professor Banks
>> City Limits (1985) .... Albert
>> "Me and Mom" (1985) TV Series .... Lou Garfield
>> "The Atlanta Child Murders" (1985) (mini) TV Series .... Major Walker
>> The Vegas Strip War (1984) (TV) .... Jack Madrid
>> Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) (voice) .... Voice of Darth
>> Star Wars (1983) (VG) (voice) .... Darth Vader
>> Blood Tide (1982) .... Frye
>> Amy & the Angel (1982) (TV) .... The Angel Gabriel
>> Conan the Barbarian (1982) .... Thulsa Doom
>> The Flight of Dragons (1982) (voice) .... Ommadon
>> "Freedom to Speak" (1982) (mini) TV Series .... Frederick Douglass/Martin Luther King Jr.
>> The Bushido Blade (1981) .... The Prisoner
>> The Creation (1981) .... Narrator
>> The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (1980) (TV) .... Dane Oliver
>> Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (voice) (uncredited) .... Voice of Darth Vader
>> Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) (TV) .... Father Divine
>> "Paris" (1979) TV Series .... Detective Capt. Woodrow 'Woody' Paris (1979-80)
>> Paul Robeson (1979) (TV) .... Paul Robeson
>> "Roots: The Next Generations" (1979) (mini) TV Series .... Alex Haley
>> The 'Star Wars' Holiday Special (1978) (TV) (voice) .... Darth Vader
>> The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1977) (TV) .... Morris Bird, Jr.
>> A Piece of the Action (1977) .... Joshua Burke
>> The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977) .... Sheikh
>> Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) .... Older Kokumo
>> Star Wars (1977) (voice) .... Darth Vader
>> The Greatest (1977) .... Malcolm X
>> "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977) (mini) TV Series .... Balthazar
>> Deadly Hero (1976) .... Rabbit
>> Swashbuckler (1976) .... Nick Debrett
... aka Scarlet Buccaneer (UK)
>> The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) .... Leon Carter, All-Star (C)
>> The River Niger (1976) .... Johnny Williams
>> "Vegetable Soup" (1976) TV Series .... Long John Spoilsport
>> The UFO Incident (1975) (TV) .... Barney Hill
>> The Cay (1974) (TV) .... Timothy
>> Claudine (1974) .... Roop
>> King Lear (1974) (TV) .... King Lear
>> "Black Omnibus" (1973) TV Series .... Host (1973)
>> The Man (1972) .... Douglass Dilman
>> The Great White Hope (1970) .... Jack Jefferson
>> End of the Road (1970) .... Doctor D
>> The Comedians (1967) .... Dr. Magiot
>> "The Guiding Light" (1952) TV Series .... Dr. Jim Frazier #2 (1966)
>> "As the World Turns" (1956) TV Series .... Dr. Jerry Turner (1966)
>> Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) .... Lt. Lothar Zogg
>> "East Side/West Side" .... Joe (1 episode, 1963)
>> "Look Up and Live" .... Book (1 episode)

 受賞歴
>> Academy Awards, USA
1971 Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Great White Hope

>> CableACE Awards
1991 Won ACE Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for: Heat Wave (TV)
1987 Nominated ACE Actor in a Comedy Series for: "Faerie Tale Theatre"

>> Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards
2006 Won Camie for: The Reading Room (TV)

>> DVD Exclusive Awards
2006 Won Best Supporting Actor (in a DVD Premiere Movie) for: The Sandlot 2 (V)
2003 Won Best Actor in a DVD Premiere Movie for: Finder's Fee

>> Daytime Emmy Awards
2000 Won Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special for: Summer's End

>> Emmy Awards
2004 Nominated Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for: "Everwood"
1997 Nominated Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for: "Frasier"
1995 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for: "Under One Roof"
1994 Nominated Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for: "Picket Fences"
1991 Won Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for: "Gabriel's Fire"
1991 Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for: Heat Wave (TV)
1990 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for: By Dawn's Early Light (TV)
1964 Nominated Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for: "East Side/West Side"

>> Golden Globes, USA
1992 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama for: "Pros and Cons"
1991 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama for: "Gabriel's Fire
1975 Nominated Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy for: Claudine
1971 Won Most Promising Newcomer - Male for: The Great White Hope
1971 Nominated Golden Globe Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama for: The Great White Hope

>> Image Awards
1998 Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for: "Frasier"
1996 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture for: Cry, the Beloved Country
1996 Nominated Outstanding Performance in an Animated/Live-Action/Dramatic Youth or Children's Series/Special for: "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child"
1993 Won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie for: "Gabriel's Fire"

>> Independent Spirit Awards
1988 Nominated Best Supporting Male for: Matewan

>> Joseph Plateau Awards
1995 Won Joseph Plateau Life Achievement Award

>> Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
1996 Won Best Actor for: Cry, the Beloved Country

>> Method Fest
2001 Won Lifetime Achievement Award

>> National Board of Review, USA
1995 Won Career Achievement Award

>> Screen Actors Guild Awards
1996 Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for: Cry, the Beloved Country

>> USA Film Festival
1995 Won Master Screen Artist Tribute

>> Tony Award
2005 Nominated Best Actor in a Play for : On Golden Pond
1987 Won Best Actor in Play for: Fences
1969 Won Best Actor in Play for:The Great White Hope

>> Drama Desk Award
1987 Won Outstanding Actor in a Play for: Fences
1978 Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Play for: Paul Robeson
1973 Won Outstanding Performance for: "Hamlet" & "The Cherry Orchard"
1971 Won Outstanding Performance for: Les Blancs
1969 Won Outstanding Performance for: The Great White Hope
1965 Won Vernon Rice-Drama Desk Award for : Othello

>> Theatre World Award
1962 Won Theatre World Award for: "Moon on a Rainbow Shawl"

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