Peter Fonda, Parky Fonda
Oscar-nominated Actor Peter Fonda (Ulee’s Gold) and wife Parky attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] Actor James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar recipient, as Jones is co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran make-up artist Dick Smith (The Cardinal, Death Becomes Her, The Exorcist), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, was handed the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Son of Oscar winner Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond) and brother of two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home), among Peter Fonda’s credits are The Wild Angels, The Trip, Easy Rider, with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson; Dirty Larry Crazy Mary, with Susan George; Race with the Devil; Futureworld; and Killer Force. More recently, Fonda could be seen in Ghostrider, with Matt Long; 3:10 to Yuma, with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe; Smitty, with Mira Sorvino; and The Trouble with Bliss, with Michael C. Hall and Lucy Liu.