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James Cromwell kicked out of event for heckling

Actor James Cromwell from FX's miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum" poses backstage with his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS

Actor James Cromwell from FX's miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum" poses backstage with his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS

Actor James Cromwell was one of two people escorted from an upstate New York business event for protesting an award given to an energy company.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that the 75-year-old actor whose work includes "Babe," "American Horror Story" and "L.A. Confidential" was removed from the Tuesday night event in New Windsor when he and Pramilla Malick began heckling the award presented to CPV Valley Energy Center.

Cromwell and Malick say the company's natural gas-fired electricity plant being built in a nearby town is a dangerous polluter threatening the environment and the people living there. Cromwell lives in an adjacent town.

Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for 1995's "Babe," which ends with his farmer character telling the film's porcine star, "That'll do, pig. That'll do."

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