Caleb Landry Jones
Born (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 34)
Occupations
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active2007–present

Caleb Landry Jones (born December 7, 1989) is an American actor and musician, known for his roles as Banshee in X-Men: First Class, Jeremy Armitage in Get Out, Red Welby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ty Carter in The Outpost, Jeff in Finch, and Martin Bryant in Nitram.[1] His accolades include a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and a AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Nitram.

Early life

Jones was born in Richardson, Texas, the son of Patrick and Cindy Jones.[2] [3]

He was raised in Richardson, where he later met Robert Hudson and formed the experimental folk rock band, Robert Jones.[4][5] After finding some success as an actor, Jones relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue his career in film.

Career

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After some small roles, such as in No Country for Old Men, Jones began to receive work in television, appearing in Friday Night Lights as Jimmy Adler and in Breaking Bad as Louis. Jones then had supporting roles in The Last Exorcism, released in 2010, and X-Men: First Class, released in 2011. The following year saw the release of Contraband, the English-language remake of award-winning Icelandic film Reykjavík-Rotterdam, and Byzantium, both of which featured Jones in supporting roles. That year, he had his first starring role in Antiviral, the feature-film debut from writer–director Brandon Cronenberg, the son of Canadian horror director David Cronenberg.

Jones has continued to appear in supporting roles in both independent and mainstream films. In 2017, he appeared in American Made, The Florida Project, Get Out, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The latter three films received nominations at the 90th Academy Awards; the latter two were both nominated for Best Picture. In 2021, he starred as Australian mass-murderer Martin Bryant in Justin Kurzel's Nitram, which earned Jones the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Jones released his debut studio album, The Mother Stone, on May 1, 2020.[6] It was recorded in Los Angeles and released through the Brooklyn-based Sacred Bones Records.[7][8]

Discography

Albums

Year Title
2020 The Mother Stone[8]
2021 Gadzooks Vol. 1
2022 Gadzooks Vol. 2
2024 Hey Gary, Hey Dawn

Singles

Year Title
2020 "Flag Day / The Mother Stone"[9]
"All I Am in You / The Big Worm"[10]
"I Dig Your Dog"[11]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
2007 No Country for Old Men Boy on Bike Credited as Caleb Jones
2008 The Longshots Jonesy Credited as Caleb Jones
2010 The Last Exorcism Caleb Sweetzer
The Social Network Fraternity Boy Credited as Caleb Jones
2011 Summer Song Jack
X-Men: First Class Sean Cassidy / Banshee Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Movie Chemistry (with Edi Gathegi, Nicholas Hoult, Zöe Kravitz, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lucas Till)
2012 Contraband Andy
Byzantium Frank
Antiviral Syd March
2013 Tom at the Farm Guillaume Uncredited role
2014 God's Pocket Leon Hubbard
Queen and Country Percy Hapgood
Heaven Knows What Ilya
Low Down Cole
2015 Stonewall Orphan Annie
2016 War on Everyone Russell Birdwell
2017 Get Out Jeremy Armitage National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough (for American Made, The Florida Project, Get Out, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
The Florida Project Jack Hicks
American Made JB
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Red Welby Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2018 To the Night Norman
Tyrel Pete
Friday's Child Swim
Welcome the Stranger Ethan
2019 The Kindness of Strangers Jeff
The Dead Don't Die Bobby Wiggins
2020 Viena and the Fantomes Albert
The Outpost Ty Carter
2021 Nitram Nitram Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Actor
The Forgiven Dally Margolis
Finch Jeff
2023 Dogman Douglas
TBA Harvest Walter Thirsk Post-production
Dracula: A Love Tale[12] Dracula Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010 Friday Night Lights Jimmy Adler 5 episodes
2009–2010 Breaking Bad Louis 2 episodes
2010 Victorious Adorable Guy Episode: "Tori the Zombie"
2017 Twin Peaks Steven Burnett 4 episodes

References

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (December 9, 2010). "For Young Thesps, It's All About Locking Roles Before Holidays". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "23 HEARTTHROB: CALEB LANDRY JONES". VMAN. 1989-12-07. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  3. ^ "Cast Member Caleb Landry Jones (L) Arrives on the Red Carpet with His Stock Photo, Royalty Free Image: 113517343 - Alamy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ "Get Out Should Be Dallas Actor Caleb Landry Jones' Breakout". Central Track. 2017-03-01. Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  5. ^ Freedman, Pete (2009-08-05). "DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 14: Robert Jones". Dallas Observer. Archived from the original on 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  6. ^ Murray, Robin (March 4, 2020). "Listen: Caleb Landry Jones—'All I Am in You / The Big Worm'". ClashMusic.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2023. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  7. ^ Norris, John (April 30, 2020). "Why Caleb Landry Jones Is Channeling John Lennon In Marie Antoinette Drag on His Musical Debut". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 2, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "The Mother Stone by Caleb Landry Jones". Apple Music. Archived from the original on March 13, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Bacior, Robin (February 11, 2020). "Caleb Landry Jones Announces Debut Album, Shares "Flag Day / The Mother Stone": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  10. ^ Corcoran, Nina (March 4, 2020). "Caleb Landry Jones Shares New Song "All I Am in You / The Big Worm": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on November 23, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  11. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (April 21, 2020). "Caleb Landry Jones unveils fresh track "I Dig Your Dog"". The Line of Best Fit. Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  12. ^ Luc Besson's 'Dracula' Movie Has Already Begun Production [Exclusive]