THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
JAMES CROMWELL (President Fowler) received
a Best Supporting Actor OscarĀ® nomination for his memorable performance as
Farmer Hoggett in the smash-hit. "Babe." Cromwell's recent motion
picture work includes "Space Cowboys," Frank Darabont's critically
acclaimed "The Green Mile," "The General's Daughter,"
"Snow Falling on Cedars" and "The Bachelor."
Additionally, he starred as Grandpa in "The Education of
Little Tree," and Police Captain Dudley Smith in "L.A.
Confidential." Among his many other films are "Star Trek: First
Contact," "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "Babe: Pig in the
Cromwell's most recent television work includes the
starring role in John Wells' former CBS series, "Citizen Baines." He
also portrayed William Randolph Hearst in the HBO movie, "RKO 281,"
for which he received an Emmy nomination, and he starred in TNT's "A
Slight Case of Murder." His body of work encompasses dozens of
miniseries and movies-of-the-week, as well as roles on such
popular series as "ER," for which he received an Emmy
Fences," "Home Improvement." "L.A.
Law" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Cromwell has also performed in many revered plays, including
"Hamlet," "The Iceman Cometh," "Devil's
Disciple," "All's Well That Ends Well," "Beckett" and
"Othello" in many of the country s most distinguished theatres,
including the South Coast Repertory, the Goodman Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum,
the American Shakespeare Festival, Center Stage, the Long Wharf Theatre and the
Old Globe. He recently played A. F. Houseman in the American premiere of Tom
Stoppard's "The Invention of Love" at A.C.T. in San Francisco.
Born in Los Angeles, Cromwell grew up in New York and
Waterford. Connecticut, and studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University (then
Carnegie Tech). His father, John Cromwell, an acclaimed actor and director, was
one of the first presidents of the Screen Directors Guild. His mother, Kay
Johnson, was a stage and film actress. Cromwell is married to actress and
director Julie Cobb, daughter of the late Lee J. Cobb.
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