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James Cromwell is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer American born on 27 january 1940 at Los Angeles (USA)

James Cromwell

James Cromwell
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Birth name James Oliver Cromwell
Nationality USA
Birth 27 january 1940 (79 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American film and television actor. Some of his more notable films 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), Space Cowboys (2000), The Sum of All Fears (2002), I, Robot (2004), The Artist (2011), and the television series Six Feet Under (2003–2005), 24 (2007), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012) and Halt and Catch Fire (2015).

He has been nominated for an Oscar, four Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards during his career. He won the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor for his role in Still Mine and the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role in American Horror Story: Asylum.

Biography

Cromwell has long been an advocate of progressive causes, particularly in animal rights causes. In the late 1960s, he was a member of the "Committee to Defend the Panthers," a group organized to defend 13 members of the Black Panther Party who had been imprisoned in New York on charges of conspiracy. All thirteen were eventually released. In a 2004 interview with CNN.com, Cromwell praised the Panthers. He became a vegetarian in 1974 after seeing a stockyard in Texas and experiencing the "smell, terror and anxiety." He became an ethical vegan while playing the character of Farmer Hoggett in the movie Babe in 1995. He frequently speaks out on issues regarding animal cruelty for PETA, largely 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. He served as the narrator of the short film Farm to Fridge, a documentary produced by Mercy for Animals. In an October 2008 interview, he strongly attacked the Republican Party and the George W. Bush administration, saying their foreign policy would "either destroy us or the entire planet."

Cromwell is known for his tall stature; at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), he is the tallest actor nominated for an Academy Award. His son John is even taller, standing at a height of 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m). In the 2012 film Memorial Day John played the young Bud Vogel, while James played him as a grandfather, and both Cromwells appear as the same character at different ages in season 2 of American Horror Story (2012), and season 1 of Betrayal (2013). Cromwell grew up to be taller than both of his parents: his father was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and his mother was 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m).

He was married to Ann Ulvestad from 1976 to 1986. They had three children. He married his second wife, actress Julie Cobb, on May 29, 1986. That marriage ended in divorce in 2005. On January 1, 2014, actress Anna Stuart and Cromwell married at the home of her former Another World co-star Charles Keating.

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. 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.

Best films

I, Robot (2004)
(Actor)
The Green Mile (1999)
(Actor)
Babe (1995)
(Actor)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
(Actor)
The Longest Yard (2005)
(Actor)
The General's Daughter (1999)
(Actor)

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Filmography of James Cromwell (80 films)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Clonage, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall, B.D. Wong, Toby Jones
Roles Benjamin Lockwood
Rating62% 3.104163.104163.104163.104163.10416
Un volcan se réveille sur Isla Nublar et menace les dinosaures laissés en liberté sur l'île à la suite de l'incident survenu dans Jurassic World. Owen, Claire et le riche anglais Lockwood vont organiser une expédition pour tenter de les sauver pour les transférer vers une autre île afin d'éviter leur disparition. Mais Owen et Claire découvriront qu'ils se sont fait berner par Lockwood qui dévie le transfert des dinos vers sa propriété située en Angleterre pour mettre les dinosaures aux enchères. Mais ils devront aussi affronter une autre menace : un nouvel hybride, l'Indoraptor.
Marshall
Marshall (2017)
, 1h58
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown
Roles The Judge
Rating72% 3.6011253.6011253.6011253.6011253.601125
Thurgood Marshall, un jeune avocat afro-américain, doit lutter contre l'injustice raciale dans le système de justice pénale alors qu'il défend un homme, également afro-américain, accusé d'un crime odieux.
The Promise, 2h14
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jean Reno
Roles Henry Morgenthau Sr.
Rating59% 2.950692.950692.950692.950692.95069
En 1915, dans les derniers jours de l'Empire ottoman, un étudiant en médecine arménien, fiancé à une jeune femme de son village, fait la rencontre d'un journaliste américain et de son amie et tombe éperdument amoureux de cette dernière. Ils essayent tous trois de survivre au génocide arménien.
Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Williams, Don Hall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Musical films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Buddy films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Génesis Rodríguez, Ryan Potter, T. J. Miller, Maya Rudolph, Damon Wayans, Jr., Jamie Chung
Roles Professor Robert Callaghan (voice)
Rating77% 3.899963.899963.899963.899963.89996
Hiro Hamada is a 14-year-old robotics genius in the futuristic fictional city of San Fransokyo. Raised by his aunt Cass and older brother Tadashi after the death of his parents, he spends his time participating in illegal robot fights. To redirect Hiro, Tadashi takes him to the robotics center at his university, where Hiro meets Tadashi's friends: GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred, as well as Baymax, the inflatable healthcare companion robot Tadashi created. To enroll in the school, Hiro signs up for the school's science fair and presents microbots: swarms of tiny robots that can link together in any arrangement imaginable. Professor Callaghan, the head of the university's robotics program, is impressed, and grants Hiro entrance to the university. Alastair Krei, renowned entrepreneur and president of Krei Tech, offers to buy the microbots, but Hiro follows Callaghan's warnings about Krei's questionable business practices and declines to sell them. When Tadashi and Hiro later arrive at the university to find it engulfed in flames, Tadashi rushes in to rescue Callaghan, but the building explodes moments later, killing him.
The Trials of Cate McCall, 1h29
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Beckinsale, David Lyons, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino
Roles Justice Sumpter
Rating62% 3.1479353.1479353.1479353.1479353.147935
Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is an alcoholic lawyer who is in recovery, on probation, and estranged from her family. In order to regain custody of her young daughter and be reinstated to the bar, this former hotshot lawyer accepts a pro bono appeal of a woman, Lacey, who has been convicted of murder. Aided by her assistant, Cate pulls out all stops to prove Lacey's innocence, as well as work on her own alcohol and work addictions. Cate does not move past her work addiction, neglecting arranged time with her daughter while she successfully gets Lacey's conviction overturned. When Cate finds out that Lacey is guilty, she starts drinking again, further neglecting her daughter. Cate returns to her original, high profile law firm, and purposefully torpedoes her own client's case in the middle of a trial. Cate then takes multiple illegal actions to put Lacey back in prison. Cate gives evidence to the prosecutor that can convict Lacey, then conspires with the prosecutor, with the two of them agreeing to keep it a secret so that she won't be disbarred, which would deny him the ability to use the evidence that he should not have, stating "if you have me disbarred, you can't take credit for my idea". Cate, with the full knowledge of the prosecutor that she is working illegally against her client, does not recuse herself from Lacey's trial – though she does blackmail the original judge, who previously ruled in Lacey's favour, to recuse himself. The prosecutor, exercising prosecuterial misconduct, does not recuse himself from the case either. Cate's overt acts of fraud, conspiracy, blackmail and misconduct enable her to get Lacey re-convicted. Cate's reward for her illegal actions is to be granted shared custody of her daughter.
Still Mine
Still Mine (2012)
, 1h42
Directed by Michael McGowan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Jonathan Potts, Campbell Scott, Julie Stewart, Rick Roberts
Roles Craig Morrison
Rating73% 3.6958553.6958553.6958553.6958553.695855
Un vieux couple se bat contre les autorités du Nouveau-Brunswick pour construire leur dernière demeure.
Hide Away
Hide Away (2012)
, 1h28
Directed by Chris Eyre
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, Taylor Nichols, James Cromwell, Casey LaBow, Jon Tenney
Roles The Ancient Mariner
Rating56% 2.8040152.8040152.8040152.8040152.804015
Cowgirls n' Angels, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bailee Madison, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Frankie Faison
Roles Terence Parker
Rating60% 3.0470553.0470553.0470553.0470553.047055
12-year old Ida Clayton (Bailee Madison) lives with her single mother, Elaine (Alicia Witt), but Ida's summer days are boring and full of nothing to do, so she takes to sneaking off to rodeo shows in order to keep herself entertained. But Ida's father, a man named Walker whom she never met, is a subject that Elaine refuses to speak about, and is part of the reason why she disapproves of rodeos. When Ida is given the opportunity to tour America with America's Sweethearts, a group of young women who perform at rodeos, Ida takes it, and after several scenes, Elaine approves. Ida quickly befriends the Sweethearts managers, Terence Parker (James Cromwell) and his daughter, Rebecca (Kathleen Rose Perkins). She sets off on a quest, looking for her father with the help of fellow Sweethearts, troubled, retiring alcoholic, Kansas (Dora Madison Burge), Madison (Leslie-Anne Huff) and Kansas's new lover that Rebecca disapproves of, Justin Wood (Jackson Rathbone).
Soldiers of Fortune, 1h30
Directed by Ving Rhames, James Cromwell, Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Freddy Rodríguez, Dominic Monaghan
Roles Haussman
Rating43% 2.154582.154582.154582.154582.15458
As the film opens, Captains Craig McCenzie (Christian Slater) and Mike Reed (Freddy Rodriguez) are United States soldiers on a mission to find Osama Bin Laden in an unspecified location in the Middle East. Their mission quickly goes awry when CIA operative Carter Mason (Colm Meaney) turns up independently, but with Reed already having infiltrated the settlement he is unable to extract himself and his cover is quickly blown. Captured by the locals, he is interrogated briefly by Mason, who threatens to emasculate him if he does not disclose the full details of his operation, but he is swiftly freed by Slater, much to the displeasure of the agent.
Memorial Day, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Actors Jonathan Bennett, James Cromwell, Jackson Bond
Roles Bud Vogel
Rating60% 3.049523.049523.049523.049523.04952
Memorial Day, 1993. Kyle, 13 ans, découvre plusieurs objets de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale appartenant à son grand-père. Celui-ci propose de lui raconter l'Histoire de ces objets, tous liés au Débarquement de Normandie et aux combats pour libérer l'Europe. Quelques années plus tard, Kyle, devenu adulte, est envoyé en Irak. A 60 ans de distance, les deux hommes vont vivre la même expérience: épreuve du feu, horreur des combats, mort de leurs camarades. Les temps changent, pas la guerre.
The Artist
The Artist (2011)
, 1h40
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Films about television, Films about dogs, Musical films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Uggie, Penelope Ann Miller
Roles Clifton
Rating78% 3.947773.947773.947773.947773.94777
In 1927, silent film star George Valentin is posing for pictures outside the premiere of his latest hit film when a young woman, Peppy Miller, accidentally bumps into him. Valentin reacts with humor to the accident and shows off with Peppy for the cameras. The next day, Peppy finds herself on the front page of Variety with the headline "Who's That Girl?" Later, Peppy auditions as a dancer and is spotted by Valentin, who insists that she have a part in Kinograph Studios' next production, despite objections from the studio boss, Al Zimmer. While performing a scene in which they dance together, Valentin and Peppy show great chemistry, despite her being merely an extra. With a little guidance from Valentin (he draws a beauty spot on her, which will eventually be her trademark, after finding her in his dressing room), Peppy slowly rises through the industry, earning more prominent starring roles.
Secretariat, 1h57
Directed by Randall Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Sport hippique
Actors Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Alfred Molina, Margo Martindale, Amanda Michalka, Dylan Walsh
Roles Ogden Phipps
Rating71% 3.5987853.5987853.5987853.5987853.598785
In 1969, Denver housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father, Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stables in Doswell, Virginia, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich), Chenery navigates the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
Surrogates
Surrogates (2009)
, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Clonage, Films about computing, Films set in the future, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, Jack Noseworthy, James Cromwell
Roles Dr. Lionel Canter
Rating62% 3.148243.148243.148243.148243.14824
Dans une société futuriste, le commerce des « clones » (traduit de l'anglais surrogates : un robot de substitution) est en plein développement. L'énorme majorité de la population pilote une version robotisée d'elle-même, actionnée mentalement. Pour éviter de se montrer en public, ces personnes se servent de leur « clone » pour tout faire à leur place : elles sont ainsi en grande partie immunisées contre les désagréments de la vie. Il existe pourtant des réserves, dirigées par un homme nommé « Le Prophète », où habitent des humains qui refusent d'utiliser cette technologie (Les Réfractaires).
A Lonely Place for Dying, 1h34
Directed by Justin Eugene Evans
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Michael Wincott, Ross Marquand, James Cromwell
Roles Howard Simons
Rating63% 3.1975753.1975753.1975753.1975753.197575
It is 1972. An abandoned Mexican prison sits alone in the dusty Chihuahua desert. KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. Dzerzhinsky holds explosive evidence against the CIA; information he will trade for asylum in the United States. Special Agent Robert Harper must obtain this evidence and kill Dzerzhinsky or risk the end of his CIA career. As the two men hunt each other, they discover that the sins from their past destined them for this deadly confrontation.
Tortured
Tortured (2008)
, 1h47
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, James Cromwell, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jon Cryer, Kevin Pollak
Roles Jack
Rating58% 2.900082.900082.900082.900082.90008
FBI agent Kevin Cole goes undercover as Jimmy Vaughn, an organized crime enforcer. When he's ordered to undertake the week-long torture of accountant Archie Green, Kevin begins to question his role in government service, where often he must hurt or end another human being's life just to make a bust.