American actor James Earl Jones is popular for his performances on theater and television. He has also been called “one of America’s most distinguished and versatile” actors and “one of the greatest actors in American history”, only because of his acting. “A stirring basso profondo that has lent gravel and gravitas” has been said about Jones’ voice while praising his efforts.
He has won a Grammy Award, two Emmy Awards, and three Tony Awards over his career. In 1985, he was admitted to the American Theater Hall of Fame. Moreover, he received the Kennedy Centre Honour in 2002, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2009, the National Medal of Arts in 1992, and the Honorary Academy Award in 2011.
His most well-known roles were Terrence Mann in Field of Dreams and Mufasa in The Lion King movie. He also provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series. His distinctive bass voice makes him easy to identify.
James Earl Jones is currently trending on Twitter, though, for no one knows the reason. So why? Read ahead to learn more about it.
Why is James Earl Jones trending?
Recently, Jones is trending on Twitter. Just a day ago, the world lost another legend, the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Tina Turner. Now that Jones is trending for some reason, it has people worried. Especially the fact that he is 91 years old.
Thankfully, one social media user explains that there was a poll earlier on Twitter. The question was, “What voice actor crushed a roll so hard that nobody else will be able to live up to it?” Apparently, people answered the iconic James Earl Jones.
- This is because, since 1977, James Earl Jones has horrified audiences throughout the galaxy as Darth Vader, the unnamed nemesis of the well-known Star Wars trilogy.
This is why James Earl Jones is trending pic.twitter.com/mzXO6LTwHz
— I’mTheOneOnTheLeft 🟦🟧 (@Laureninlex) May 25, 2023
Who is James Earl Jones?
Jones, who was born as a stuttering child, has said that poetry and acting have helped him get over the condition. He studied pre-medicine in college and served in the US Army during the Korean War before deciding to become an actor.
- He has appeared in many Shakespearean plays since his Broadway debut in 1957, including Othello, Hamlet, Coriolanus, and King Lear. In 1968, Jones’ performance in The Great White Hope earned him his first Tony Award.
- Jones later recreated the part in the 1970 film adaptation, which earned him nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Since then, Jones continued to work steadily in theater.
At the Manistee, Michigan’s Ramsdell Theatre, Jones made his acting debut. He worked as a stage carpenter in 1953. Between 1955 and 1957, he managed productions while acting, and also played Othello there.
- Jones also had an appearance in the anthology series on ABC radio called the Theatre-Five early in his career.
This sudden trend on Twitter had people baffled. Netizens and fans took to Twitter to express their shock, surprise, and disbelief over this.
Some fans imagined the worst. They thought that given that he has seen 9 decades, James Earl Jones has probably passed away.
James Earl Jones was trending and this was my 1st reaction as I hurried to see why. pic.twitter.com/LZOCLRLCvc
— San Keanu de Firulais (@we_doneyet) May 25, 2023
I saw James Earl Jones trending and legit almost dropped to my knees. I really abhor some of y’all mf sometimes pic.twitter.com/LoS6m06Rte
— Meelo (@__KingAlexander) May 25, 2023
I saw James Earl Jones trending and after yesterday it scared the Hell out of me. Stop doing that. Preface the announcement with The still living🙄 Mr James Earl Jones blah blah blah, etc. Or something like that.
— Colorado Audrey🔥🦂😷 (@AudreyStJames1) May 25, 2023
JAMES EARL JONES WAS TRENDING AND I ABOUT HAD A HEART ATTACK
— Bloom┊Parody (@Seizxtheday) May 25, 2023
However, some admirers were puzzled and wanted to see the real reason behind his trending all of a sudden.
Me rushing to check why James Earl Jones is trending the day after Tina Turner died. pic.twitter.com/FfoIErTBTj
— Island Girl – 100% Pro-Choice, Vote Blue in 2022 (@bluepolitics_) May 25, 2023
Why do people assume the worst when they see James Earl Jones trending? Unless it's 'RIP James Earl Jones' trending, assume it's something about Star Wars or The Lion King
— 🐙Octo🐙 (@OctopusHermit) May 25, 2023
WHY IS JAMES EARL JONES TRENDING????
— Polly ♒♏♊ (@zendayas_bby) May 25, 2023
All the Star Wars nerds know why James Earl Jones is trending.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) May 25, 2023
Twitter really surprises people most of the time. With each passing day, we’ll never what trending topic awaits us!
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