James Earl Jones – American Film Institute
CLAUDINE film still of James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll

CLAUDINE (1974) – AFI Movie Club

CLAUDINE (1974) was first film produced by Third World Cinema Corp. – an organization launched in 1971 to provide minorities with substantial, less stereotypical roles in theatrical films. It was founded by producer Hannah Weinstein and actors Diana Sands, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Rita Moreno – the latter two recipients of the AFI Honorary Degree –...
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THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by AFI Alum John McTiernan (AFI Class of 1975), THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990) features a starring performance by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Sean Connery as a Russian submarine commander hoping to defect, as well as a supporting role from AFI Honorary Degree recipient James Earl Jones. Visit the AFI Catalog to...
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FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Phil Alden Robinson and starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan, Burt Lancaster and AFI Honorary Degree recipient James Earl Jones, FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) was recognized by the American Film Institute as one of cinema’s most inspiring screen stories. Its unforgettable line – “if you build it, he will come” – was...
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CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Oliver Stone, CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular Cimmerian, seeking vengeance against the sinister leader of a snake cult played by AFI Honorary Degree recipient James Earl Jones. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about CONAN THE BARBARIAN. HOW TO WATCH...
Claudine Film Still - James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll

AFI Movie Club: CLAUDINE

A tender-hearted story charting the trials and triumphs of a Harlem romance, CLAUDINE stars James Earl Jones – who was the recipient of an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2006.  HOW TO WATCH Where to stream CLAUDINE CLAUDINE - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering of film fans...
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