Jones To Receive SAG Honor

Jones To Receive SAG Honor

  Actor James Earl Jones, the Oscar-nominated actor whose distinctive voice brought Darth Vader to life, will be saluted by his peers at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Published December 4, 2008

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Actor James Earl Jones, the Oscar-nominated actor whose distinctive voice brought Darth Vader to life, will be saluted by his peers at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Jones, whose last screen appearance was in "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," will receive SAG's lifetime achievement award during the SAG Awards when the show airs on Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS. To celebrate his career that has spanned more than 40 years, TCM will air three of his films including: "Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1963), his film debut, at 8 p.m.; "The Great White Hope" (1970), which earned Jones a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination, at 10 p.m.; and the South African-set drama "Cry the Beloved Country" (1995), which earned Jones a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, at midnight.


 The Mississippi native is perhaps best known for his roles in: "Claudine," "Coming to America" and his voice-over work as King Mufasa, Simba's daddy, in "The Lion King."

Written by Miki Turner

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