Arthur Hoggett
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Cromwell’s character studies

Arthur Hoggett
James Cromwell as Farmer Hoggett in 1995’s “Babe.” Cromwell earned an Oscar nomination as a farmer who wins a piglet. (Carolyn Jones / Universal Studios)
James Cromwell played the loyal, concerned valet/chauffeur in 2011’s “The Artist.” (Peter Iovino / The Weinstein Company)
Capt. Dudley Smith
James Cromwell, left, as the ruthless LAPD Capt. Dudley Smith in the 1997 noir “L.A. Confidential.” With him are, from left, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey, appear in the crime thriller. (Peter Sorel / Regency Entertainment)