The ultimate hypocracy. Movie stars have no problems making money by making violence laced movies, making movies insinuating it's OK to be gay, cool to murder, or OK to engage in other screwed up behavior, but they can't see that the crap they produce is leading to the problem they're bitching about. Well, at least in some cases
You've seen him in some endearing roles – such as the paternal figure to the shepherding pig "Babe."
You've seen him in the role of the "heavy," like playing the criminal father of "24" hero Jack Bauer.
But you may not know the real James Cromwell – the 6-foot-7-inch, 67-year-old Oscar-nominated American actor who is also featured in the upcoming "Spider-Man 3."
Here he is speaking to the London Telegraph: "I can't handle living in the United States of America when I know the last two elections were rigged, and that we were denied our right to vote, where we live in a country where 32 percent of the people vote and even those people's votes don't count, and the people who should really have a stake, kids, don't have any say at all – people of color, very little to say, unions, practically nothing any more … we're losing our jobs. …"
No, that's no Alec Baldwin. It's James Cromwell, another U.S. star who chooses to flip off America on foreign soil.
"His diatribe is liberal boilerplate, but it's mesmerizing nonetheless, thanks to years of formal actor-training, his charisma and sincerity," explains reporter Susan Dominus.
So why would a man who views the world – and his country – this way agree to play in the hit series "24," which is the focus of much criticism from others who see evil when they look at America?
"I am on the horns of a dilemma – I can walk away if I think it's really bad," Cromwell explains. "It's hard to explain. It's a job."