James Cromwell
American actor
James Cromwell
James Oliver Cromwell is an American film and television actor. Some of his more notable roles include Babe (1995), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), The Sum of All Fears (2002), W. (2008), The Artist (2011), as well as the television series Six Feet Under (2003–2005) and American Horror Story: Asylum (2012).
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Actor James Cromwell arrested at New York protest
CBS News - about 1 year
Police use bolt cutters to remove metal harness from Academy Award-nominated actor's neck during arrest
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Actor James Cromwell arrested at power plant protest
Yahoo News - about 1 year
WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Actor James Cromwell was among six people arrested at an upstate New York power plant that is under construction.
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James Cromwell kicked out of event for heckling
Fox News - about 1 year
Actor James Cromwell was one of two people escorted from an upstate New York business event for protesting an award given to an energy company.
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Walmart Pork Supplier Allegedly Caught Abusing Pigs In Graphic Undercover Video
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Undercover footage that appears to show horrifying conditions at a Walmart pork supplier has prompted investigations at a Minnesota factory farm. Local law enforcement executed a search warrant at Pipestone System's Rosewood Farms in Pipestone, Minn., on Oct. 9, following a complaint filed by animal rights nonprofit Mercy for Animals. The organization says an undercover private investigator collected first-hand evidence, including video footage, of inhumane treatment of pigs raised and slaughtered at the facility. The hidden-camera footage appears to show pregnant pigs confined in tiny "gestation crates," pigs being punched and abused, and piglets being thrown on their heads and mutilated without anesthetic. Although the Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office told The Huffington Post it found "no evidence of animal neglect or abuse" during its search, the nonprofit's video has led to independent investigations by Walmart and Pipestone System. Watch the video here: (WARNING: Content ...
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Betrayal Creator David Zabel: We're Not Trying to Romanticize Adultery
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
ABC's new series Betrayal is being marketed as a sexy new drama - and it is - but creator David Zabel (ER) insists the show isn't setting out to glorify infidelity. "There's no way that anyone who watches the series will ever think that we're romanticizing or justifying adultery or infidelity," Zabel, who adapted the show from a Dutch drama, tells TVGuide.com. The characters in question are Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Jack McCutchen (Stuart Townsend), two if not happily-married, at least comfortably-married Chicagoans who meet-cute at an art opening and, against their better judgment and attempts to avoid each other, begin a torrid affair. At the end of the pilot, Sara discovers that her husband Drew (Chris Johnson) will be the prosecuting attorney in a high-profile murder case involving the powerful Karsten family, led by patriarch Thatcher (James Cromwell). When a member of the family is murdered, the prime suspect is Thatcher's mentally challenged son, T.J. (Henry Thomas), ...
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Television Review: ‘Betrayal,’ With James Cromwell, Has Debut on ABC
NYTimes - over 3 years
An extramarital affair primes the drama in “Betrayal,” a new series on ABC featuring the legal aftermath of a murder.     
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65th Emmy Awards lived up to be a whirlwind day
CNN - over 3 years
The 65th Emmy Awards lived up to be a whirlwind day. After limo drop off, you pass onto a long sea of red carpet with bleachers to the left overlooking the red carpet. Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte took a break from interviewing with House of Card’s Vincent De Paul and Elizabeth Webster. True Blood’s Carrie Preston in a pale pink gown accented with black was getting into her interview. New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel was photobombing visitors taking pics at the end of the red carpet before entering Nokia Center. Storage Wars’ Matt and Mark Harris were making the rounds and taking in the entire red carpet scene. Emmy nominated Alfre Woodard getting the GlamCam360 Homeland’s very pregnant Morena Baccarin look radiant gracing the red carpet. The 65th Emmy Awards Governors Ball is one of the most difficult and coveted parties to attend as it’s the first stop for Emmy winners, nominees and industry VIPS as they can easily walk to after the Emmy Awards. James Cromwell’s had a line of pe ...
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A Complete List Of Emmy Winners
Business Insider - over 3 years
That's a wrap on the 65th annual Emmy awards. With Neil Patrick Harris hosting, "Breaking Bad" received a top honor, Michael Douglas won for best acceptance speech, and "The Colbert Report" nabbed its first win for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. But there were a lot of other big winners, too. See who took home the gold (via The Wrap): Outstanding Drama Series "Breaking Bad" WINNER "Downton Abbey" "Game of Thrones" "House of Cards" "Homeland" "Mad Men" Outstanding Comedy Series "30 Rock" "The Big Bang" "Girls" "Louie" "Modern Family" WINNER "Veep" Outstanding Miniseries or Movie "American Horror Story" "Behind the Candelabra" WINNER "The Bible" "Phil Spector" "Political Animals" "Top of the Lake" Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade’s End" Michael Douglas, "Behind The Candelabra" WINNER Matt Damon, "Behind The Candelabra" Toby Jones, "The Girl" Al Pacino, "Phil Spector" Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseri ...
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Emmy Awards 2013: List of Nominees!
US Magazine - over 3 years
Who will win an Emmy this year? The countdown begins as Neil Patrick Harris gears up to host the 2013 Emmy Awards live on Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS. Nominations for the star-studded event were first announced on July 18 by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and the first-time host at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.   PHOTOS: Emmy Awards -- best dressed stars of all time Notable nominations for this year's big award show include House of Cards star Kevin Spacey earning an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nod and Arrested Development's Jason Bateman nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Jeff Daniels earned his first Emmy nomination for The Newsroom and Scandal's Kerry Washington, House of Cards' Robin Wright and Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga earned their first lead actress nomination. Full a refresher on nominations, check out the full list below before the big night: Outstanding Comedy Series ...
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Season Four of "Boardwalk Empire": More Great Characters, Sleazy Politics, and Racial Tensions
Mother Jones - over 3 years
As much critical acclaim as Boardwalk Empire has garnered over the last three years, there's an argument to be made that the HBO drama remains underrated. The series dialogue is consistently some of the sharpest and memorable on television, almost on a casual basis. The casting, production values, music, and 1920s gangland confrontations are superb. The effortlessness with which the Boardwalk crew juggles seemingly dozens of intersecting storylines is admirable. And the creative involvement of Martin Scorsese (who executive-produced and directed the $18-million pilot episode), author Dennis Lehane, and Terence Winter certainly doesn't hurt. It's all too easy to take the show's greatness for granted at this point. The fourth season (premiering Sunday, September 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) shrewdly advances and improves upon the rich character development and Prohibition-era power struggles of the excellent third season. Nucky (Steve Buscemi), "Chalky" (Michael Kenneth Williams), Capone (Ste ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
This week: David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, and Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan's Excellent Adventure. 2 Guns Here's Denzel Washington in action-hero mode, and Mark Wahlberg in funny-dopey sidekick mode, and Edward James Olmos deliciously slumming his way through a role as a Mexican drug kingpin named Papi, and Bill "Knuckles" Paxton showing up in a few scenes making crazy eyes. There are some cool car chases, a bunch of shooting, a bank robbery, and plenty of quipping. This is all 100 percent fine. But for a B movie that revels in being empty-headed, 2 Guns still comes up a little empty-handed. Even the title smacks of laziness, but it's the absolutely ludicrous plot that hobbles what could have been a fun, thoughtless, chewy genre exercise. NED LANNAMANN Various Theaters. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure "This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China—and who, we were ...
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Video chat: Zachary Quinto from 'American Horror Story' answers your questions
LATimes - over 3 years
He's the creepster that made us do double-takes any time we came across a lampshade. Zachary Quinto, who spooked us as the spectacled psychiatrist/flesh-loving serial killer Bloody Face on "American Horror Story: Asylum" (not to mention as Sylar on "Heroes"), will join us for a live video chat today at 4 p.m. PDT. Eek ! Eek! Eek! Hide your faces! BUZZMETER: Emmy 2013 pundit's picks Quinto joined the second season of the FX anthology drama alongside Jessica Lange, James Cromwell and Lily Rabe. The season, which averaged 4.4 million viewers when Live+7 data was factored in, was set in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane. We'll talk to the 36-year-old actor about taking on the horror-tastic role, the intimidating challenge of playing a foe to Jessica Lange, and ¿ because it was sometimes just as scary ¿ James Cromwell's bloodcurdling use of the word "whore." And to lighten the mood a little, we'll work in some questions for the "Star Trek" star's upcoming stag ...
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James Cromwell: a bundle of contradictions
Chicago Times - over 3 years
The tinkling sounds of a piano ring tone go off just as James Cromwell and I sit down in the lobby of his Streeterville high-rise. He has recently relocated to Chicago, where he is filming the new ABC drama "Betrayal," set to debut this fall. On the line is his assistant. "She was making sure I wasn't still upstairs watching the Tour de France," he says.     
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Cromwell
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  • 2016
    Age 76
    Cromwell and fellow Star Trek actor J. G. Hertzler were among the 19 people arrested in Watkins Glen, New York on June 6, 2016, for a protest against underground gas storage in salt caverns near Seneca Lake.
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  • 2015
    Age 75
    On December 18, 2015, Cromwell and five other people were arrested while protesting the construction of a power station in Wawayanda, New York, near his home in Warwick, New York.
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    In December 2015, he was removed from an event in New York for heckling an energy company receiving an award.
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    In 2015, Cromwell executive-produced Janek Ambros's feature documentary Imminent Threat about the War on Terror's impact on civil liberties.
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  • 2014
    Age 74
    On January 1, 2014, Cromwell married actress Anna Stuart at the home of Stuart's former Another World co-star Charles Keating.
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  • 2013
    Age 73
    The well-publicized incident, which garnered nationwide notice, was resolved on March 25, 2013, when an attorney representing Cromwell entered no-contest pleas to the non-criminal offense and agreed to pay $100 forfeitures and court costs of $263.50.
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    In February 2013, Cromwell was arrested for interrupting a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting while showing a graphic photo of a cat to protest alleged mistreatment of animals on campus.
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  • 2008
    Age 68
    In an October 2008 interview, Cromwell strongly attacked the Republican Party and the George W. Bush administration, saying that their foreign policy would "either destroy us or the entire planet".
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  • 2005
    Age 65
    From 2005 to 2009 Cromwell was in a relationship with actress Joan MacIntosh.
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  • 2004
    Age 64
    In a 2004 interview with CNN, Cromwell praised the Panthers.
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    In 2004, he guest-starred as former President D. Wire Newman in the The West Wing episode "The Stormy Present".
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  • 2003
    Age 63
    More recently, Cromwell played George Herbert Walker Bush in Oliver Stone's W. (2008), that chronicles the rise to power of his son up until the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview, Cromwell revealed that Stone had originally offered the role to Warren Beatty and Harrison Ford.
    From 2003 to 2005, Cromwell played George Sibley in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under, which earned him his third Emmy Award nomination in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Along with the rest of his castmates, he was also nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005 and 2006. The following year, Cromwell played Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in The Queen (2006), that earned Helen Mirren an Academy Award for Best Actress. He also guest starred as Phillip Bauer, father of lead character Jack, in the sixth season of the Fox thriller drama series 24. In October 2007, Cromwell played the lead role of James Tyrone Sr. in the Druid Theatre Company's production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, at the Gaiety in Dublin as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival's 50th Anniversary. That same year he received the King Vidor Memorial Award from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival for his artistic achievements in film.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 46
    Cromwell married his second wife, actress Julie Cobb, on May 29, 1986. That marriage ended in divorce in 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 40
    In 1980, Cromwell guest-starred in the two-part episode "Laura Ingalls Wilder" of the long-running television series Little House on the Prairie.
    More Details Hide Details He played Harve Miller, one of Almanzo Wilder's (Dean Butler) old friends. While Cromwell continued with regular television work throughout the 1980s, he made appearances in films for his supporting roles in the films Tank and Revenge of the Nerds (both 1984). He guest starred on the sitcom Night Court, playing a mental patient, along with Predator actor Kevin Peter Hall. He had starring roles in the 1990s critically acclaimed films Babe (1995), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile, and Snow Falling on Cedars (both 1999). He also played Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot episode "Broken Bow" (the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" later reused some of the First Contact footage). He has also appeared in other Star Trek roles, on the television series The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, though not as Cochrane (his appearances on these shows predated his role in First Contact); he guest-starred in episodes including "The Hunted", "Birthright" (Part I and II) and "Starship Down". He also voiced The Colonel in Dreamworks' Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
  • 1976
    Age 36
    Cromwell was married to Ann Ulvestad from 1976 to their divorce in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children.
  • 1975
    Age 35
    In 1975, he took his first lead role on television as Bill Lewis in the short-lived Hot l Baltimore, appeared on M*A*S*H as Captain Leo Bardonaro, in the episode "Last Laugh" in Season 6 and a year later he made his film debut in Neil Simon's classic detective spoof Murder by Death.
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  • 1974
    Age 34
    Cromwell has long been an advocate of progressive causes, particularly regarding animal rights. He became a vegetarian in 1974 after seeing a stockyard in Texas and experiencing the "smell, terror, and anxiety".
    More Details Hide Details He became an ethical vegan while playing the character of Farmer Hoggett in the 1995 film Babe. He frequently speaks out on issues regarding animal cruelty for PETA, largely on the treatment of pigs. In the book Money Men, author Jeffrey Birnbaum describes how John McCain went out of his way to meet Cromwell as he advocated on Capitol Hill for funding of Native American arts education. Cromwell served as the narrator of the short film Farm to Fridge, a documentary produced by Mercy for Animals.
    Cromwell's first television performance was in a 1974 episode of The Rockford Files playing Terry, a tennis instructor.
    More Details Hide Details A few weeks later, he began a recurring role as Stretch Cunningham on All in the Family.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Age 0
    Born on January 27, 1940.
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