James Cromwell

Total Box Office:
 $1165.0M
Highest Rated:
100% Fail Safe (2000)
Lowest Rated:
8% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Birthday:
Jan 27
Birthplace:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bio:
Long-time character actor James Cromwell has spent much of his career on stage and television, only occasionally appearing in feature films until the early '90s, when his film work began to flourish. The tall, spare actor first became known to an international audience with his role as the taciturn…

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Trials of Cate McCall
  • Actor
-- 2014
93% Still Mine
  • Craig Morrison
$1.2M 2013
Cowgirls n' Angels
  • Terence Parker
$0.1M 2012
Memorial Day
  • Bud
-- 2012
A Lonely Place for Dying
  • Howard Simon
-- 2012
42% Hide Away (A Year in Mooring)
  • The Ancient Mariner
$29.6k 2012
14% Soldiers of Fortune
  • Haussman
$38.8k 2012
98% The Artist
  • Clifton
$44.7M 2011
64% Secretariat
  • Ogden Phillips
$59.7M 2010
MindFlux
  • Actor
-- 2010
Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil
  • Actor
-- 2009
39% Surrogates
  • Older Canter
$38.5M 2009
Tortured
  • Actor
-- 2008
Impact (MINI-SERIES)
  • Actor
-- 2008
59% W.
  • George Herbert Walker Bush
$25.5M 2008
57% Becoming Jane
  • Reverend Austin
$18.6M 2007
Dante's Inferno
  • Virgil
-- 2007
63% Spider-Man 3
  • Captain Stacy
$336.5M 2007
Masters of Science Fiction: Season 01: Episode 06: Watchbird
  • Actor
-- 2007
91% Your Mommy Kills Animals
  • Actor
-- 2007
Avenger
  • Actor
-- 2006
97% The Queen
  • Prince Philip
$56.2M 2006
Avenger
  • Paul Devereaux
-- 2006
Avenger
  • Actor
-- 2006
91% King Leopold's Ghost
  • Narrator
-- 2006
31% The Longest Yard
  • Warden Hazen
$158.0M 2005
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde
  • Actor
-- 2005
Pope John Paul II
  • Cardinal Adam Sapieha
-- 2005
93% Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
  • Actor
-- 2005
58% I, Robot
  • Dr. Alfred Lansing
$144.7M 2004
Salem's Lot
  • Father Donald Callahan
-- 2004
86% The Snow Walker
  • Shepherd
-- 2003
38% National Lampoon's Blackball
  • Ray Speight
-- 2003
59% The Sum of All Fears
  • President Fowler
$118.5M 2002
A Death in the Family
  • Joel Lynch
-- 2002
RFK
  • Lyndon Johnson
-- 2002
69% Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron
  • The Colonel
$73.2M 2002
The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Actor
-- 2002
The Nazi
  • Actor
-- 2002
78% Space Cowboys
  • Bob Gerson
$89.4M 2000
100% Fail Safe
  • Gordon Knapp
-- 2000
92% RKO 281: The Battle Over Citizen Kane
  • William Randolph Hearst
-- 1999
A Slight Case of Murder
  • Actor
-- 1999
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Judge Fielding
-- 1999
22% The General's Daughter
  • Gen. Joe Campbell
-- 1999
9% The Bachelor
  • Priest
-- 1999
80% The Green Mile
  • Warden Hal Moores
-- 1999
47% Deep Impact
  • Allen Rittenhouse
-- 1998
61% Babe: Pig in the City
  • Arthur Hoggett
-- 1998
9% Species II
  • Sen. Ross
-- 1998
99% L.A. Confidential
  • Dudley Smith
-- 1997
Owd Bob
  • Adam MacAdam
-- 1997
59% The Education of Little Tree
  • Granpa
-- 1997
92% Star Trek - First Contact
  • Zefram Cochrane
-- 1996
87% The People Vs. Larry Flynt
  • Actor
-- 1996
36% Eraser
  • Donahue
  • Director
-- 1996
97% Babe
  • Director
  • Arthur Hoggett
-- 1995
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
  • Actor
-- 1994
23% Romeo Is Bleeding
  • Cage
-- 1994
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation
  • Mr. Skolnick
-- 1992
47% The Babe
  • Brother Mathias
-- 1992
17% Pink Cadillac
  • Motel Desk Clerk
-- 1989
Running Kind
  • Actor
-- 1989
The Rescue
  • Adm. Rothman
-- 1988
8% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
  • Mr. Skolnick
-- 1987
A Fine Mess
  • Detective Blist
-- 1986
77% Explorers
  • Mr. Muller
-- 1985
Tank
  • Deputy Euclid
-- 1984
74% Revenge of the Nerds
  • Mr. Skolnick
-- 1984
Spraggue "Murder for Two"
  • Actor
-- 1984
40% Oh, God! You Devil
  • Priest
-- 1984
75% The Man with Two Brains
  • Realtor
-- 1983
The Wall
  • Francisek
-- 1982
Nobody's Perfekt
  • Dr. Carson
-- 1981
A Christmas Without Snow
  • Reverend Lohman
-- 1980
50% The Cheap Detective
  • Schnell
-- 1978
The Girl in the Empty Grave (Abel)
  • Actor
-- 1977
69% Murder by Death
  • Marcel the chauffeur
-- 1976
Once an Eagle
  • Actor
-- 1976
92% The Seventh Victim
  • Actor
-- 1943


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
8% Betrayal
2013
  • Thatcher Karsten
2013 - 2014
81% American Horror Story
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • Dr. Arthur Arden
  • Cromwell
2011 - 2013
95% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2013
  • Andrew Mellon
2012 - 2013
74% 24
2001-2010
  • Phillip Bauer
  • Philip Bauer
2007
Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • George Sibley
2003 - 2005
The West Wing
1999-2005
  • D. Wire Newman
2004
ER
1994-2009
  • Bishop Stewart
2001

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Quotes from James Cromwell's Characters

    1. George W. Bush: I use a condom. I'm not dumb.
    2. George Herbert Walker Bush: What are you cut out for? Partying, chasing tail, getting drunk? Who do you think you are? A Kennedy?
    From W.. Submitted by Frances H (37 days ago)
    1. Warden Hal Moores: What in the blue fuck was that? There's puke all over the floor. God, that smell. That smell won't come out for another 5 years that what I'm betting. And that asshole, Wharton is singing about it.
    2. Paul Edgecomb: Did he carry a tune, Hal?
    3. Warden Hal Moores: Ok, boys. But, what the hell happened?
    4. Paul Edgecomb: An execution sir. A successful one.
    5. Warden Hal Moores: How in the name of Christ can you call that a success?
    6. Paul Edgecomb: Eduard Delacroix is dead. Isn't he?
    7. Warden Hal Moores: Something to say, Percy?
    8. Percy Wetmore: I didn't know the sponge was supposed to wet.
    9. Warden Hal Moores: How many years Percy have you been pissing on the toilet seat before someone told you to put it up?
    From The Green Mile. Submitted by Christopher S (2 months ago)
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