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.

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.

quicklist: 3category: title: Susan Sarandon url: media:15940729text: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, a long-time political activist, has been arrested on charges of civil disobedience.

The star has talked numerous times about being arrested in high school for protesting the Vietnam War.

In 1999, the actress was among 219 people arrested amid protests over the death of African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police at his home in the Bronx.

The 66-year-old actress joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City in September 2011, but was not arrested.

quicklist: 4category: title: Lucy Lawlessurl: media:15802642text:Lucy Lawless lived up to her name when she was arrested on Feb. 27, 2012 with five Greenpeace activists in New Zealand.

Police arrested the actress and the other protesters after they spent four days atop of an oil-drilling tower on the Noble Discoverer in Port Taranaki, New Zealand, the Associated Press reported. The Shell-chartered ship was supposed to be used to look for exploratory oil wells in the Arctic.

A native New Zealander, Lawless, 44, is best known for her title role in the TV series, "Xena: Warrior Princess," and recently starred in the Starz series, "Spartacus."

All were charged with burglary. Lawless is due to be sentenced in November, the Australian newspaper The Age reported.

quicklist: 5category: title: Danny Gloverurl: media:text:Danny Glover was arrested, along with 11 other people, after participating in a massive protest outside of the U.S. headquarters of Sodexo, Inc., in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 16, 2010.

Protesters had gathered to rail against the French food management giant for allegedly paying an unlivable wage and offering poor benefits, AFP reported.

All 12, including Glover, were released after the protest ended.

quicklist: 6category: title: Woody Harrelsonurl: media:15558319text:Actor Woody Harrelson, a longtime environmental activist, was arrested in 1996 after he and nine other demonstrators scaled the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to demand that the government protect a 60,000-acre redwood grove, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The group hung banners avoid the roadway, creating a massive traffic jam. All were charged with trespassing, failure to obey a peace officer and public nuisance, according to the Times.

Harrelson, 51, launched his career on the hit TV sitcom, "Cheers," and recently starred in the film, "The Hunger Games."

quicklist: 7category: title: James Cromwell url: media:15940740text:James Cromwell, whose career took off after he starred in "Babe," a movie about a pig, was arrested in 2001 during an animal rights protest at a Wendy's in Virginia.

The Associated Press reported that Cromwell, now 72, was released five hours later.

quicklist: 8category: title: Martin Sheen url: media:15940708text: Martin Sheen, the actor known for his portrayal as President Bartlet on the TV series, "The West Wing," and Captain Willard in the film, "Apocalypse Now," also may be the most arrested celebrity in Hollywood.

Sheen, 72, has been arrested more than 60 times for protesting everything from human rights abuse to environmental issues. His first arrest happened in 1986, when police picked him up for civil disobedience for protesting President Ronald Reagan's "star wars" initiative -- a plan to use ground-to-space systems to launch nuclear missiles.

One of his most recent arrests was in 2007. Sheen was arrested for trespassing on a Nevada nuclear test site during an anti-nuclear protest, the Associated Press reported.

quicklist: 9category: title: Hayden Panettiere's Close Callurl: media:15940672text: ABC's "Nashville" star, Hayden Panettiere, 23, garnered worldwide attention when she was part of a group of protesters from the United States and Australia who paddled out on surfboards on Oct. 30, 2007, to a cove near Taiji in southwestern Japan.

The group was attempting to disrupt an annual ritual of Japanese fishermen slaughtering whales and dolphins.

The actress, then 18, told E! News that the demonstrators clashed with the fishermen, who drove the group back to shore. Panettiere then claimed the incident earned her a warrant for her arrest.

"I learned today that I have an arrest warrant out for me in Japan because of what I did for Save the Whales," Panettiere told E! News.

In November 2007, Takumi Fukuda, a spokesperson for the fisheries attache at the embassy of Japan released a statement to "Access Hollywood" in response to the arrest warrant claim, saying, "Generations of people in Taiji have relied on fisheries for their livelihoods, and their catches are carried out in a sustainable manner."

Fukuda added, "While respecting Ms. Panettiere's personal feelings towards dolphins, I hope that your viewers will be reassured by the fact that Japan is carefully managing marine-living resources for the future."

quicklist: 10category: title: Jessica Alba's Close Callurl: media:15940433text: Oklahoma City police launched an investigation in June 2009 after photos surfaced of Jessica Alba allegedly defacing public property with large posters of great white sharks.

The posters were meant to raise awareness about the animals' dwindling populations. At the time, Alba was in the city to shoot her film, "The Killer Inside Me."

Police claimed that the posters were secured with heavy glue on the city's bridge, an electrical box, a traffic control box and an United Way billboard, ABC affiliate KOCO reported. Alba's name was redacted from the report because she was never arrested or charged.

Alba, 31, apologized shortly afterwards, releasing a statement through her publicist that said, "I got involved in something I should have had no part of. I realize that I should have used better judgment, and I regret not thinking things through before I made a spontaneous and ill-advised decision to let myself get involved with the people behind this campaign. I sincerely apologize to the citizens of Oklahoma City and to the United Way for my involvement in this incident."

Police dropped the case and closed the investigation a week later because none of the property owners wanted to press charges.

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