Published Dec 03, 2015Veteran actor James Cromwell is known for standout roles in films like Babe, The Green Mile, L.A. Confidential and I, Robot. Turns out, in addition to his badass filmography, he's also a badass in real life. The 75-year-old was recently booted from a New York business event after he started heckling executives from an energy company.
According to the Times-Herald Record [via The Hollywood Reporter], over 600 people attended an event in New Windsor where an award was being given to CPV Valley Energy Center, a company building a power plant in the nearby Wawayanda.
Cromwell lives in Warwick, and he was there to protest the plant alongside friend Pramila Malick. The two interrupted the award show to heckle the company about the plant. Malick was quoted as saying, "The last thing CPV should be doing is getting an award for polluting our Hudson Valley."
While it's a pretty awesome gesture, others told the Herald-Record that it didn't have much of an effect on them. Partnership CEO Maureen Halahan said, "I thought it was laughable.... I thought it was funny and had nothing to do with the event."
"I don't think anyone cared," she added. "Nobody booed CPV. There were 650 business people who support programs that turn on the lights in their homes, and the people who crashed the party probably have lights in their homes as well."
Regardless, Cromwell deserves daps for using his celebrity to get the word out about environmental issues in a direct and news-making way.