That was over 10 years ago in 2011.
Today he is 81, and has starred in 80 movies in total, 12 since The Artist was released.
In The Artist, I think James Cromwell looks:
The Artist scores 7.4 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
James Cromwell's first acting role was as 'Extra (uncredited)' in Daddy Long Legs, released in 1955 when he was 15.