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Sam Rockwell

Film Producer | * 11/05/1968 (51) | Daly City, California, USA
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Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor. He became well 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), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Mr. Right (2015), and Richard Jewell (2019). He has also played supporting roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), The Green Mile (1999), ()
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Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents separated, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco, where he subsequently grew up, while summers and other times were spent with his mother in New York. He Made his acting debut when he was ten years old, alongside his mother, and later attended J Eugene McAteer High School in a program called SOTA. While still in high school, he got his first big break when he appeared in the independent film Clownhouse (1989). The plot revolved around three escaped mental patients who dressed up as clowns and terrorized three brothers home alone--Sam played the eldest of the brothers. His next big break was supposed to have come when he was slated to star in a short-lived NBC TV-series called Dream Street (1989), but he was soon fired. After graduating from high school, Sam returned to New York for good and for two years he had private training at the William Esper Acting Studio. During this period he appeared in a variety of roles, such as the ABC Afterschool Specials (1972): Over the Limit (1990) (TV) and HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992): Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (Season 1 Episode 7: 15 March 1993); the head thug in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990); and a guest-star turn in an Emmy Award-winning episode of Law & Order (1990), while working a string of regular day jobs and performing in plays. After a few smaller appearances in films such as Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998) and the modern version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), in which he played Francis Flute, he had larger roles in two of the bigger hit movies to emerge: The Green Mile (1999) and Galaxy Quest (1999), wowing audiences and critics alike with his chameleon-like performances as a crazed killer in the former and a goofy actor in the latter. More recently, he appeared in another string of mainstream films, most notably as Eric Knox in Charlie's Angels (2000) and as Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), while continuing to perform in smaller independent movies. After more than ten years in the business, Sam has earned his success. In 2018, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as a troubled police deputy in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Rockwell

Golden Globe Award Silver Bear Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor British Academy of Film and Television Arts Screen Actors Guild Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Sam Rockwell as Actor(87)

as Hickory (voice)2020 Trolls World Tour
as Ivan (voice)2020 The One and Only Ivan
as Captain Klenzendorf2019 Jojo Rabbit
as Watson Bryant2019 Richard Jewell
as Claiborne Paul Ellis2019 The Best of Enemies
as George W. Bush2018 Vice
as Eddie2018 Blue Iguana
as Oilman2018 Blaze
as Sam Bell2018 Mute
as Silas Groves2018 Woman Walks Ahead
as himself2017 Axis
as Officer Witt2017 The Dark of Night
as Mr. Right2016 Mr. Right
as Eric Bowen2015 Poltergeist
as Ray2015 Digging for Fire
as Don Verdean2015 Don Verdean
as Craig Hunter2014 Laggies
as himself2014 Showing Up
as Douglas Varney2014 Better Living Through Chemistry
as Owen2013 The Way Way Back
as Gary2013 A Case of You
as John Moon2013 A Single Shot
as Aldo2013 Trust Me
as Billy Bickle2012 Seven Psychopaths
as Doc2011 Cowboys & Aliens
as Karl2011 The Sitter
as Justin Hammer2010 Iron Man 2
as Kenny Waters2010 Conviction
as Bronco / Brutus2009 Gentlemen Broncos
as Darwin the Guinea Pig (voice)2009 G-Force
as Bill2009 The Winning Season
as Robert2009 Everybody's Fine
as Sam Bell2009 Moon
as Victor Mancini2008 Choke
as Glenn Marchand2008 Snow Angels
as James Reston Jr.2008 Frost/Nixon
as Brad Cairn2007 Joshua
as Jim Crocker2005 Piccadilly Jim
as Zaphod Beeblebrox2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
as Frank Mercer2003 Matchstick Men
as Rick2002 13 Moons
as Jimmy Silk2001 Heist
as Hotel Clerk2001 Made
as Nate2001 BigLove
as Eric Knox2000 Charlie's Angels
as Guy Fleegman1999 Galaxy Quest
as 'Wild Bill' Wharton1999 The Green Mile
as Francis Flute1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
as Jerry1998 Jerry and Tom
as Sam1998 Safe Men
as Darrow Entourage1998 Celebrity
as Trent Burns1997 Lawn Dogs
as Sonny1997 Arresting Gena
as Man Eating (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground
as Tony1997 Drunks
as Thug1996 Basquiat
as The Kid1996 Box of Moonlight
as Matty1995 Mercy
as Rob1995 Glory Daze
as Polish Guy1994 Somebody to Love
as One-eye Jimmy1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
as Jealous1992 Light Sleeper
as Pauli1992 In the Soup
as Young Henry Collins1992 Happy Hell Night
as Gary1991 Strictly Business
as Randy Collins1989 Clownhouse
as Randy1989 Clownhouse

TV Shows/Series with Sam Rockwell as Actor(7)

as Bob Fosse2019 Fosse/Verdon
as Bugsy Siegal2013 Drunk History
as Himself - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Sam Rockwell as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Blue Iguana
Crew/Thanks2005 Domino

TV Shows/Series with Sam Rockwell as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Fosse/Verdon

Full Name: Samuel Sam Rockwell
Born: Tuesday, 11/05 1968 (November) in Daly City (current age: 51 years + 320 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: William Esper Studio
Other names for Sam Rockwell (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Сэм Рокуэлл"
Sam Rockwell frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (13x, Actress)
Jon Favreau (10x, Actor)
Steve Buscemi (7x, Actor)
Clark Gregg (7x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (7x, Actor)
Victor Salva (7x, Crew)
Justin Long (6x, Actor)
Robin Mortarotti (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:927, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/18/2020