Oscar Nominated Actor James Cromwell Lists Some "Silent Types" - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012-09-14T20:42:20Z Actor James Cromwell has starred in TV shows like Six Feet Under and ER, and in films including “L.A. Confidential” and “Babe.” His role as a taciturn farmer in the latter earned him an Oscar nod. In the silent film “The Artist” (up for 10 Academy Awards) Cromwell plays another character whose actions speak volumes: a faded movie star’s loyal driver. So he seemed like a perfect candidate to spotlight notable “silent types” in cinema, those actors who can convey everything with a look. -- "The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA."