Sam Rockwell Biography
Sam Rockwell is an American actor, known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs(1997), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Moon (2009), and Seven Psychopaths (2012). He has played supporting roles in The Green Mile (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999), Frost/Nixon (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Conviction (2010), and The Way, Way Back (2013).
In 2017, his performance as a troubled police deputy in the crime-drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. The following year, his portrayal of George W. Bush in the biopic Vice earned him his second Academy Award nomination in the same category.
Sam Rockwell Age
He was born in Daly City, California, United States on 5 November 1968. He is 50 years old as of 2018.
Sam Rockwell Height|How Tall Is Sam Rockwell
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Sam Rockwell Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars.
Sam Rockwell FamilySam-Rockwell-photo
He was born to Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. He is the only child since he got no siblings. At the age of five, after his parents divorce, he was raised by his father in San Francisco, and spent his summers with his mother in New York. When he was 10, he made a brief stage appearance playing Humphrey Bogartin an East Village improve comedy sketch with his mother.
Sam Rockwell Spouse|Leslie Bibb Sam Rockwell|Sam Rockwell Girlfriend|Sam Rockwell Dating
Sine 2007, he has been dating Leslie Louise Bibb. She is an American actress and model. Bibb transitioned into film and television during the late 1990s, first appearing on television in 1996 with minor roles in a few television series, while first appearing on film in 1997 with a small role in Private Parts.
Sam Rockwell Movies|Sam Rockwell Filmography
Trolls World Tour
The Best of Enemies
C. P. Ellis
George W. Bush
The Dark of Night
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Officer Jason Dixon
Woman Walks Ahead
Colonel Silas Grove
Digging for Fire
Mr. Right / Francis Munch
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
Loitering with Intent
The Way, Way Back
A Single Shot
David M. Rosenthal
A Case of You
Better Living Through Chemistry
Cowboys & Aliens
David Gordon Green
Iron Man 2
The Winning Season
James C. Strouse
Bronco / Brutus
Woman in Burka
James Reston Jr.
David Gordon Green
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The F Word
Robin’s Big Date
Piccadilly Jim / Jim Crocker
Welcome to Collinwood
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Stella Shorts 1998–2002
Michael Ian Black
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Green Mile
William “Wild Bill” Wharton
The Call Back
Alan / Christopher Walken
Jerry and Tom
Louis & Frank
Bad Liver and a Broken Heart
Box of Moonlight
The Kid, a.k.a. Bucky
Somebody to Love
The Search for One-eye Jimmy
One-eye Jimmy Hoyt
Sam Henry Kass
Jack and His Friends
In the Soup
Happy Hell Night
Young Henry Collins
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Last Exit to Brooklyn
The One and Only Ivan
Sam Rockwell Music Video
Sam Rockwell Twitter
Sam Rockwell Jimmy Fallon Interview
Sam Rockwell Interview
In your opening monologue for “Saturday Night Live,” you made light of your work as a longstanding character actor. Does it bother you, that designation?
We were making fun of my persona. I’m not a household name like Brad Pitt. People like to have labels for actors, and the truth is, every actor is a character actor. When I say actor, I mean actresses as well. Toni Collette is a good example of someone who can do both leading lady and transformational characters, where you’re barely recognizing them. I think Billy Crudup, Chris Walken, Robert De Niro, they’re all great examples of that.
I think in every character you’re finding a version of yourself. I don’t relate to racism, because I wasn’t brought up that way. I can relate to self-loathing. The reason a person lashes out the way Dixon does is because he hates himself, so anybody can relate to that. I’m drawn to complex characters; they’re all filled with so many different feelings, and that’s what makes them interesting. The first “Iron Man,” Tony Stark, was an interesting character. He drinks too much, he’s a womanizer, and then he has this epiphany. That’s what’s interesting.
What do you think it was about this role, and this film, that led to so many awards?
It’s the transformational aspect of it, the fact that he was really many different roles wrapped up in one role. He’s a doofus, he’s a racist, he’s violent, he’s a mama’s boy. There’s a few heroic things at certain points. But he’s very flawed, and it’s a boy-to-man journey.
It’s a small town and, who knows, in real life maybe he would have gotten thrown in prison. It’s a sort of dark fairy tale in certain ways — it’s not necessarily meant to be completely realistic. And if it is meant to be realistic, in real life, things aren’t tied up in a bow. People who deserve to get punished don’t necessarily get punished.
Did it surprise you that there was criticism of the movie along these lines?
No, whenever a movie is popular and it is a complex dramatic story, I think it’s going to stir up a lot of feelings. A lot of good stuff come out of it — the billboards that have been popping up [activists recreated versions of the billboards in Miami and London]. That’s kind of incredible, when a movie can effect social change, that’s kind of astounding. I think Mildred [the film’s mother, played by Frances McDormand, who is seeking justice in the murder of her daughter] is a really beautiful working-class wonder woman in some ways. It’s a kind of antihero slash protagonist thing that I think women really need right now. Mildred and [the directors] Greta Gerwig and Patty Jenkins. It’s been an incredibly vibrant year.
You’re a really good dancer — you can really bust a move. You did the splits on “Saturday Night Live.” How did that come about? Is it self-taught?
It’s a long story, but I hung out with a certain crowd, and it was a way to meet girls.
What kind of certain crowd?
San Francisco is not all cable cars and Rice-A-Roni. There were some tough kids there. When I was in middle school, there was a more white supremacist kind of group I didn’t get along with. I got in a lot of fights with them and didn’t win a lot of those fights. I didn’t get along with the rich kids, people we called WPODs: white punks on dope. My school was interracial, and I met a cool group of friends who introduced me to some other friends. I used to do really bad break dancing, when “Thriller” and “Purple Rain” came out. I was into Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Doug E. Fresh, Eric B. & Rakim. Probably my biggest inspiration was James Brown, and watching Tom Cruise in “Risky Business.” I remember practicing that, and watching James Brown do the splits. I [recently] did SoulCycle, I’m not proud to say, and Usher was next to me. I thought I had rhythm until I was on a bicycle next to Usher. This is what happens when you go to spinning class in Hollywood.
Were you intimidated working with Frances McDormand?
I think it’s the biggest compliment to Frances that people are asking, “Were you intimidated by her?” Not really, but I was nervous to get in the ring with a great actor. I’ve worked with a lot of great actors. She’s really a force. I think what’s great about her is her integrity. Her sense of truth is like an iron bar. All these people — Woody [Harrelson, a co-star], Martin [McDonagh, the film’s writer-director], Frances — are true anarchists, they really are. I think it comes through in their work. I’m not exactly conventional either.
So your dad posted a comment on that New York Times essay criticizing the film — he defended you. Was it definitely your dad?
Yes that was my father. I didn’t read the article, but they read that quote to me on the Jimmy Kimmel show. That was my dad being a supportive father. He was just looking out for the kid.
By Cara Buckley