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Happy Birthday: James Earl Jones

jamesearljones.jpgJames Earl Jones

Born: January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA

Married to:
Cecilia Hart (15 March 1982 – 16 October 2016) (her death) (1 child)

[on the terrible stutter he suffered from as a young man]: One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise, they will win and the decent people will lose.

I have to look for film or TV work. If the great roles aren’t around — and they usually aren’t — then I try to pick projects which will at least take me to interesting locations. To the best of my abilities, I give them Academy Award caliber performances. I can’t put down any jobs that help me pay my bills. The problem is most of the movies and TV shows I’ve been in haven’t given me much to do or say.

FIELD OF DREAMS
1989
dir. Phil Alden Robinson
Starring:
Kevin Costner
James Earl Jones
CONAN THE BARBARIANConan the Barbarian
1982
dir. John Milius
Cast
Schwarzenegger
James Earl Jones
SOMMERSBYSommersby
1993
dir. Jon Amiel
Starring
Richard Gere
Jodie Foster
movie posterTHE LION KING
1994
dir. Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
STAR WARSStar Wars
1977
dir. Lucas
starring
Harrison Ford
Mark Hamill
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACKThe Empire Strikes Back
1980
dir. Irvin Kershner
Starring
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
RETURN OF THE JEDIReturn of the Jedi
1983
dir. Richard Marquand
Starring
Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
RETURN OF THE JEDIEARTH
2009
dir. Alastair Fothergill
Mark Linfield
MOVIE POSTERTHE SANDLOT 2
2005
dir. David M. Evans
Stars:
Max Lloyd-Jones
James Willson
MOVIE POSTERTHE SANDLOT
1993
dir. David M. Evans
Stars:
Tom Guiry
Mike Vitar
MOVIE POSTERTHE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS AND MOTOR KINGS
1976
dir. John Badham
Stars:
Richard Pryor
MOVIE POSTEREXORCIST II: THE HERETIC
1977
dir. John Boorman
Stars:
Richard Burton
Linda Blair
MOVIE POSTERTHE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
1990
dir. John McTiernan
Stars:
Sean Connery
Alec Baldwin
MOVIE POSTERPATRIOT GAMES
1992
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars:
Harrison Ford
Anne Archer
MOVIE POSTERCLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
1994
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars:
Harrison Ford
Willem Dafoe
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Read Interviews with Professional Storyboard Artists

Read interviews with some of the most talented storyboard artists in the world today. Artists who helped design the shots for some of the most iconic films in the last 10 years, including: Star Wars: Episode VII, The Dark Knight, and the Harry Potter movies.

Interview with Storyboard Artist Cristiano Donzelli (Ben-Hur, The Young Messiah):
Interview with Storyboard Artist Cristiano Donzelli (Ben-Hur, The Young Messiah)

From Cristiano: I’m very passionate about movies, so for me it’s not just a job, it’s more than that. After weeks of drawing the scenes of a film, developing it with the director and seeing it growing little by little, it becomes part of you. So each film I worked for, has been a unique experience, so I’m equally proud of all of them.

Interview with Storyboard Artist Stephen Forrest-Smith (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight):
Interview with Storyboard Artist Stephen Forrest-Smith (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight)

From Stephen: It’s always a strange feeling watching the films that I’ve worked on. Its quite a long time between finishing on them and seeing them in the cinema. I might have worked on two or three films in-between seeing the finished movie. This means I tend to sit there trying to remember what i drew for which part of the movie and if anything made it! Sometimes a sequence will run out just as it was storyboarded then you get a feeling of “deja vu”. Other times its nice to sit back and watch the response of the audience to see if a moment works or not.

Interview with Storyboard Artist Kurt Van der Basch (Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII):
Interview with Storyboard Artist Kurt Van der Basch (Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII)

From Kurt: The storyboard artist can often be among the first crew mambers to start. I did a long job this past year where I was one of the first 3 people hired then slowly more and more crew joined the production. Early on, there’s generally a list of the most complicated scenes which the production need storyboarded for budgeting and planning purposes listed from highest priority to least. In these discussions the 1st Assistant Director is a key player and as the production goes on, it’s the 1st A.D. who always knows best what’s most urgent and what the latest developments are.

Interview by Matthew Toffolo at http://www.matthewtoffolo.com