James Cromwell's Iconic Roles

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019


James Cromwell was born in 1940 and was a son of a director and an actress. He started off in theatre but made his television debut in 1974 and it has been uphill since then. His towering height and slender frame, as well as his deep Gravelly voice, have become his trademark. He mostly plays men in a position of authority.

15. William Randolph Hearst in RKO 281

James Cromwell got to play William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper tycoon in the film RKO 281. His role earned him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie. In the movie William does everything in his power to ensure Orson Wells Film which is a biography does not see the light of day. His efforts include canceling advertisements of the film in newspapers. However, the film gets a lot of attention and it plays a huge role in dethroning William and the ruler of the media dynasty.

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