James Earl Jones, one of the greatest actors of the 20th century, hasn’t appeared on-screen in a movie since he played a small part in the Martin Lawrence comedy “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” in 2008. But that doesn’t mean he’s done acting.
Jones, along with fellow Grand Old Actor Malcolm McDowell, appears in a new commercial for Sprint, which is billed as a re-enactment of a phone call between “Mr. and Mrs. Lewis”:
The commercial represents a shift for Jones in that for years he was the voice of commercials for Sprint’s rival, Verizon, and before that for Verizon’s predecessor company, Bell Atlantic.
James Earl Jones’ IMDB page lists a pair of 2013 films called “Gimme Shelter” and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.” It’s unclear if Jones’ voice talents will be needed for any of the upcoming “Star Wars” movies.
Jones’ “This is CNN” introduction was brought back to CNN earlier this year, which was a much better-advised return-to-glory for the news network than, say, the return of Crossfire.