- served three days. The guards asked him if he was anxious about being raped, and if he was anxious to rape someone (WTF??)
- became a civil rights activist after touring with the Free Southern Theatre group and its director John O'Neal in the sixties
- became disconnected from activism in his mid-thirties
- re-connected with it after filming Babe. He re-committed to vegetarianism and began protesting for animal rights. Was arrested at a Wendy's (for "trespassing") during a demonstration in 2001
- Has since protested the Iraq war, broke into a University of Wisconsin board meeting to protest their animal experiments, has been booted out of fundraisers attended by gov. Cuomo and Nancy Pelosi, was arrested again protesting a facility which would store toxic materials near a drinking water source, etc
- Went to jail rather than pay the fine to bring national attention to the cause through his celebrity, pimps the Protect Orange County website
- Quote: "In the civil rights movement, in the anti-Vietnam [movement], in the black liberation movement, everyone knew there [were] consequences. As long as people understand that and say, ‘Yes, but what is the alternative?’ there will be no revolution."
I rec reading the full interview, it's got great photos too.