James Cromwell Defends “The Artist” from Silent Movie Haters!

Uploaded on Monday 23 January 2012


I’ve been such a big fan of James Cromwell ever since he sang that sweet lullaby to Babe, the talking pig, in “Babe.” Now, in the Oscar-frontrunner, “The Artist,” Cromwell stars as the loyal driver/bodyguard of fading star, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin).

In recent weeks, much like a Republican presidential candidate frontrunner, many negative things have been hurled at “The Artist.” One of the famous ones was the incessant demands of some U.K. moviegoers who wanted their money back after figuring out that “The Artist” was a silent movie. Huh?

So I asked Cromwell about this, and you will see his response at the end of the video. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why does he think that most moviegoers fell in love with “The Artist?”
*** When he first heard that Michel Hazanavicius wrote a silent film, what did he think?
*** How was it shooting a silent movie?
*** What does he think of some news reports that U.K. Moviegoers wanted refund for the movie?


Language: English

Length: 5:00

Country: United States