Police use bolt cutters to remove a lock around James Cromwell's neck during a protest at a New York power plant.
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James Cromwell, who has appeared in numerous big-budget Hollywood films, is becoming known for his outspoken activism as much as for his prolific acting career. Cromwell has made headlines in recent years for his acts of civil disobedience against SeaWorld, the Dakota Access pipeline and fracking construction sites. For him, the threat of arrest is nothing compared with these pressing environmental issues.
"For those people who don't get involved because they think there is a consequence: There is also a consequence for doing nothing," he tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer during this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence." In the interview, the two discuss Cromwell's legacy of activism and politics in Hollywood.