Daryl Hannah and 7 Other Celebs Arrested While Crusading for a Cause, 2 With Close Calls

Daryl Hannah is not the only star to be arrested for civil disobedience.

ByABC News
October 5, 2012, 2:02 PM

Oct. 6, 2012 — -- intro: Daryl Hannah, of "Splash" and "Blade Runner" fame, was arrested Thursday afternoon for protesting the construction of a major oil pipeline in Texas.

The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to bring crude oil from Canada to Texas' Gulf Coast. Hannah, along with 78-year-old Texas landowner Eleanor Fairchild, were arrested for criminal trespassing and other charges after they were accused of standing in front of pipeline construction equipment on Fairchild's farm in Winnsboro, a town about 100 miles east of Dallas, ABC affiliate KLTV reported.

She was released from the Wood County Jail a few hours later.

"I was peacefully protesting the unwanted advances of Trans Canada on Eleanor Fairchild's land. She has stated very clearly that she doesn't want them there and they insist on bullying her and taking away her land through eminent domain," Hannah told KLTV.

Hannah has been arrested on multiple occasions in the past for protesting for environmental causes. In fact, this latest incident was not the first time the actress had been arrested for protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

But Hannah is also not the first Hollywood star to face charges while fighting for a cause she believes in.

quicklist: 1category: title: Daryl Hannahurl: media:15940489text: Daryl Hannah has protested against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline before.

In 2011, she was one of nearly 100 people who were arrested for conducting a sit-in outside of the White House to protest the $7 billion pipeline. The Associated Press reported that Hannah sat by the White House sidewalk and refused to move under orders from U.S. Park Police.

In 2006, the actress stood with more than 350 protesters at the South Central Farm in Los Angeles, the largest urban community garden in the country at the time, when it was slated to be bulldozed. Its landowner, Ralph Horowitz, wanted to replace it with a warehouse.

During the protest, Hannah chained herself to a walnut tree at the garden for three weeks before police, dressed in riot gear, forcibly removed her and about 40 others, the Associated Press reported.

Hannah was also arrested in 2009 when she and 31 other people protested against mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia. She was later released after being charged with impeding traffic and obstructing an officer after the protestors blocked a road near a coal processing plant.

quicklist: 2category: title: George Clooneyurl: media:15939086text: George Clooney, an advocate of United to End Genocide, has made several trips to Darfur and made a documentary on the region with his father, a journalist.

Prior to his arrest in March 2012, Clooney had been in Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the plight of Sudan. The actor testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and held private meetings with the Secretary of State and President Obama about the African nation's dire humanitarian situation and the Obama administration's policy.

On March 16, 2012, Clooney was part of a group that was protesting against the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, an alleged war-criminal, asking him to stop the violence and allow humanitarian aid into the country.

Clooney was released from jail a few hours after his arrest when he "posted and forfeited" $100 bond, and will not face a court date.

ABC News' Dana Hughes contributed to this report.