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    • In 2013, James won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Arthur Arden on American Horror Story.

    • James Cromwell returned to the big screen again in May 2007 as Captain Stacy in Spiderman 3. He plays the father of Gwen Stacy, a 'sort of' love interest for Peter Parker.

    • He founded Hecel Oyakapi, which is Lakota for "they do it this way". The non-profit organization's mission is to have a teaching and theater facility, so the Lakota people could tell their story and culture through the arts. It also helps Lakota students.

    • He's worked with the Humane Farming Association to protect farm animals from inhumane treatment.

    • His father, John Cromwell, refused to testify to the House Un-American Activities Commission and he was blacklisted in Hollywood.

    • Cromwell's mother was actress, Kay Johnson. His father was actor/director, John Cromwell.

    • Star Trek is a family business. Not only has he appeared, but so have his ex-wife, Julie Cobb, as Yeoman Thompson and his daughter, Rosemary Morgan, as Piri.

    • He is the only actor to utter the words "Star Trek" on Star Trek. He does so in the movie Star Trek: First Contact.

    • In July 2001 he, and four other PETA protestors were arrested during an animals right demonstration in Virginia at a Wendy's fast food chain restaurant. He was released after about five hours.

    • In 1996, he was nominated for a Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor for Babe.

    • in 2005, he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the Choice Movie Bad Guy for The Longest Yard.

    • In 2003, in the Western Heritage Awards, he won, as part of the cast, the Bronze Wrangler award for Theatrical Motion Picture for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

    • In 2000, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for RKO 281.

    • In 2006, he was nominated for a DVD Exclusive Award (DVDX award) for Best Supporting Actor (in a DVD Premier Movie) for Snow Walker.

    • In 2000, he was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspense, for The General's Daughter.

    • In 1998, he was nominated, as part of the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for L.A.Confidential.

    • In 2005, he was nominated, as part of the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Oustanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Six Feet Under.

    • He was a celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout on March 20, 2001.

    • Cromwell is a spokesman for PETA, especially regarding cruelty to pigs.

    • He became a vegan after playing the character of Farmer Hoggett in the film Babe in 1995.

    • In the 1960's he was a member of the "Committee to Defend the Panthers" who formed to aid some Black Panther members who had been imprisoned in New York.

    • He has played a US President three times - Lyndon B. Johnson in RFK (2002), fictional President Newman in The West Wing (1999) and fictional President Fowler in The Sum of All Fears (2002).

    • In 2000 he was nominated, as part of the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Oustanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture for The Green Mile

    • In 2006 he was nominated, as a member of the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Six Feet Under.

    • In 2001 he was nominated for an Emmy for Oustanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for ER, for playing Bishop Stewart.

    • In 2003 he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Six Feet Under, for playing George Sibley.

    • In 1996 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Babe

    • In 2005 James had a starring role in, The Longest Yard.

  • Quotes

    • Talking about his role as Prince Philip.
      Cromwell:Oh, Jesus, I worked my ass on it. My problem was that you cannot make a mistake when you are playing Philip in one sound, because if you do, the reality goes out the window.

    • Talking about his time filming The Queen.
      Cromwell: I was very surprised that the overwhelming majority of the people on the set -- how can I put this -- loathed Diana. Diana to them is the worst kind of English person you could possibly be.

    • James Cromwell: (In reference to his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Babe) Andy Warhol said everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame. And if this is mine, I couldn't imagine a better 15 minutes.

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