America's Favorite Nazi Grandpa, James Cromwell, Was Arrested For Protesting Cat Torture

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02.08.13 15 Comments

On the last season of American Horror Story, actor James Cromwell, best known for his work as kindly Farmer Hoggett in Babe and for old-school tweeting, i.e. communicating face to face, with Vulcans in Star Trek: First Contact, played a terrifying Nazi doctor who conducted human mutation experiments and, just in case the Nazi part didn’t alert you to this already, generally wasn’t a very nice fellow. It was a far cry from his smiling Revenge of the Nerds (and Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise) days, but apparently, he has some rage to channel.

Oscar nominee James Cromwell was arrested Thursday while protesting experimentation on cats at the University of Wisconsin…Cromwell burst into a University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents meeting holding up large poster of a cat, which appeared to have a metal clamp implanted in its head, and shouting.

PETA uploaded video of the incident to YouTube and claims the university’s experiments on cats aimed at helping the deaf are cruel and have not been successful. (Via)

“Burst” being the operative word. Here he is reenacting the world’s feelings toward Babe 2: Pig in the City.

It’s a shame he had to be led out of the room in handcuffs — guy’s known for making grand exists.

That’ll do, James. That’ll do.

(Via Hollywood Reporter)

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