Legendary actor James Earl Jones turned 92, and Black Twitter gave the extraordinarily talented thespian his flowers.
The Roots star trended on the social media platform on Tuesday in celebration of his birthday. Users on the platform shared their favorite highlights from his career and gave him kind words that praised his illustrious career.
Happy 92nd Birthday, James Earl Jones.
James is an incredible actor. This ‘Why don’t you like me’ scene from Fences is jawdroppingly good. The man is a powerhouse. pic.twitter.com/nS9iKZSFEb
— The Sting (@TSting18) January 17, 2023
And now a birthday message from Mr. James Earl Jones
*** Sound Up *** pic.twitter.com/8KDyAzHmvy
— (q324) Quinn McG Militant Comicbook Artist (@MemphisQuinn) January 18, 2023
Happy birthday, James Earl Jones!!!! 🥳 🎉 🎊 🎂
You’ll always be Mafusa to me.☺️ pic.twitter.com/30XhJ5BrKt
— BraveDoodle13🏳️🌈 (@BDoodle13) January 18, 2023
James Earl Jones. pic.twitter.com/M2kP4BMsW0
— Ave (@SebastianAvenue) January 17, 2023
James Earl Jones. The man, the actor, the voice. 🎂 pic.twitter.com/vkyxDrA9S5
— O.J. Spivey (@OJPhilly) January 17, 2023
Other Twitter users wrote they became alarmed after Jones’ name trended.
Annual running to make sure James Earl Jones is ok on his birthday pic.twitter.com/0GrngToPrc
— Tony Bennett 🐐 (@_griffindor_15) January 18, 2023
Me checking Twitter to make sure James Earl Jones is okay.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) January 17, 2023
I saw James Earl Jones trending on Twitter, and my eyes started stinging. Whew… it’s his birthday! pic.twitter.com/RPC1jgDmvX
— @KekaAraújo (@KekaAraujo313) January 18, 2023
Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, in 1931. The veteran entertainer began his illustrious career as an actor in movies and television in 1948. His most prominent performances were in Coming To America, Conan The Barbarian, Dr. Strangelove, The Hunt For Red October, Claudine, The Lion King, Coming 2 America and Sesame Street.
The 92-year-old actor has almost 200 acting credits to his name. Jones has an honorary Oscar and a Primetime Emmy. He was nominated for countless other awards.
Jones was named a Disney Legend in 2019 for his renowned voiceover work.
Happy Birthday, King!