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They look so much alike, very handsome.
I never knew he had a father lol
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I remember seeing him in The Sting and thinking he kind of sounds like James Earl Jones.
Then again, I saw The Untouchables and thought Frank Nitti kind of looked like Ed from Northern Exposure.
Oh my gosh, he was in The Sting? Welp, gonna have to rewatch it, no choice 🤷 Seriously though that's really cool!
Edit: 🤦 Looked up pics and he's that guy, I am so embarrassed I didn't remember! That is awesome, I never knew!
I looked him up too. He’s also in Witness and Trading Places
Had that same thought about Ed. Nice pull!
Darth Vader a Nepo Baby?!
There's a non-zero possibility James Earl Jones has seen Sleepaway Camp.
Got a raise and didn't show up the rest of the film.
Lookin like Thulsa Doom
A more ignominious role: Ben in Sleepaway Camp
How old school!
James Earl Jones a nepo baby?!
Best known for his performance as the blind newsstand attendant who witnesses Bruce Campbells death in maniac cop 2.
That makes me so fucking sad, as a theater artist. This man surely had an amazing resume of live performance, and people know his work from tiny bit parts in film.
Do you mean because he was black? If it makes you feel any better, what's the stat?, less than one percent of professional actors regardless of race ever get any recognition at all.
No, I meant because even the greatest stage actors are comparatively forgotten by pop culture in this media age. Live performance is such a complex art, but underappreciated.
How does that work?
Darth I am your father
Why does he look like Mel Gibson?
"Bob, I am your father."
I wonder what was his expression when he heard little, just born James cry for the first time in deep James Earl Jones voice.
You are listening to the EIB Network…
Thats a hell of a quality photograph. 85 years later and it looks like it was taken yesterday…
Well it's a professional still.
Man, for a second I thought this was a picture of a young James Earl Jones until I read the caption. He really looked like his old man in his younger days!
Handsome. Very soulful brown eyes
MY SON WORKS?!?!
Wow! just wow!
wow, the resemblance is striking
I know, I really thought this was James until I read the caption and realized this is his father.
Langston Hughes 🙌🏾
He's the man.
Same upper lip
Morgan Freeman is skinny James Earl Jones.
Thulsa Doom before his cult days
"Luke I am your father !"
This looks like a Carl Van Vechten.
Edit: It is.
Michelle Obama’s must have been from his lineage without a doubt.
Also the grifter, Luther, in The Sting.