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Season 2005 Episode 0124

James Earl Jones

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James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones discusses the Color of Delusion.Today, Jones's voice is known by people of all ages and walks of life - the Star Wars fans who know him as the voice of Darth Vader, children who know him as Mufasa from Disney's The Lion King, those who hear him intone "This is CNN" while watching the news, and countless people who use Verizon phone services, for which he has been the exclusive spokesperson for many years.He made his film debut in 1964 in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. In 1969, Jones won a Tony Award for his breakthrough role as boxer Jack Johnson in the Broadway hit, The Great White Hope (which also garnered him an Oscar nomination for the 1970 film adaptation). In 1987 he won his second Tony Award for August Wilson's Fences. He portrayed classic characters in Field of Dreams, Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and Cry, the Beloved Country.moreless

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