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JAMES CROMWELL (Older Canter) received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar® nomination for his memorable performance as Farmer Hoggett in the smash-hit, "Babe.” Cromwell's recent motion picture work includes Oliver Stone's "W.,” Stephen Frears' "The Queen,” Clint Eastwood's "Space Cowboys,” Frank Darabont's critically acclaimed "The Green Mile,” "The General's Daughter,” "Snow Falling on Cedars,” "The Bachelor,” "The Sum of All Fears,” DreamWorks SKG's "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” "Star Trek: First Contact,” "The People vs. Larry Flynt,” "Becoming Jane” and "Spider-Man 3.”

He starred as Grandpa in "The Education of Little Tree,” and Police Captain Dudley Smith in "L.A. Confidential.”

Cromwell has earned Emmy® nominations for his work on the HBO original series "Six Feet Under,” the HBO movie "RKO 281,” and the NBC drama "ER.” His body of work encompasses dozens of miniseries and movies-of-the-week, including a starring role in TNT's "A Slight Case of Murder,” a cameo appearance in HBO's "Angels in America,” "West Wing,” "Picket 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. E. Houseman in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love” at A.C.T. in San Francisco. He is currently working on a production of King Lear.

Cromwell has directed at resident theatres across the country and was the founder and Artistic Director of his own company, Stage West, in Springfield, Mass. He also co-directed a short film, which was shown at the London Film Festival.

Born in Los Angeles, Cromwell grew up in New York and Waterford, Conn., and studied 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.

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