Hoggett Didn’t Have Many Lines At All
You could say that Hoggett is the strong, silent type who acts more with his stature and expressions than actual spoken lines. His dialogue is limited to just 16 phrases in the entire movie. Given how important the farmer is in the story, this is a testament to James Cromwell’s acting expertise.
Can you imagine being cast in a movie as one of the key characters but not actually saying much? It takes a special type of actor to take that sort of role on. Luckily for producers, Cromwell was up to the task and worked his magic on the part.