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Sam Rockwell

Actor
Male
Born Nov 5, 1968

Sam Rockwell is an American actor probably best known for his role as "Head Thug" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the motion picture (1990) and for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Choke and Moon, as well as for his supporting roles in The Green Mile, Iron Man 2, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Frost/Nixon, Galaxy Quest, Matchstick Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Conviction and Cowboys & Aliens.… Read More

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    Eternally Thrilling: Estelle Parsons Directs The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot At The Actors Studio
    Huffington Post - Jan 21, 2016
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    Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues
    Huffington Post - Jan 20, 2016
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    Tarantino Rides Again: The 'hateful Eight' Premieres
    Huffington Post - Dec 20, 2015
  • Theater: Once Upon A Fairy Tale; Color Purple Glows
    Huffington Post - Dec 18, 2015

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sam Rockwell.

CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on November 5, 1968.

TWENTIES

1989 20 Years Old After his debut role in the 1989 horror film Clownhouse (produced by Francis Ford Coppola's production company), which he filmed when based in San Francisco, he moved to New York and trained at the William Esper Studios. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old The turning point in Rockwell's career was Tom DiCillo's 1996 film Box of Moonlight, in which he played an eccentric man-child who dresses like Davy Crockett and lives in an isolated mobile home. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old He also won strong reviews for the 1997 film Lawn Dogs, where he played a working-class lawn mower who befriends a wealthy 10-year-old girl (Mischa Barton) in an upper-class gated community in Kentucky; Rockwell's performance won him Best Actor honors at both the Montreal World Film Festival and the Catalonian International Film Festival.
1998 29 Years Old …  Rockwell had what The New York Times described in 1998 as a "footloose upbringing" and, at age 10, made his brief stage debut playing Humphrey Bogart in an East Village improv comedy sketch starring his mother. … Read More

THIRTIES

1999 30 Years Old In 1999, Rockwell played prisoner William "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Stephen King prison drama The Green Mile. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old At one point, Rockwell even worked as a private detective's assistant. "I tailed a chick who was having an affair and took pictures of her at this motel", he told Rolling Stone in 2002. "It was pretty sleazy." … Read More
2005 36 Years Old …  He received somewhat more mixed reviews as Zaphod Beeblebrox in the 2005 film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
He then had a notable supporting role as Charley Ford, brother of Casey Affleck's character Robert Ford, in the well-received 2007 drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, in which Brad Pitt played the lead role of Jesse James. … Read More

FORTIES

2009 40 Years Old In 2009, he starred in the critically acclaimed science fiction film Moon, directed by Duncan Jones. … Read More
2010 41 Years Old On May 3, 2010, it was announced that Rockwell would team up again with Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau, for Favreau's adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old In January 2014, it was announced that Rockwell was cast in the upcoming film The Eel, in which he will play an escaped convict. … Read More
2015 46 Years Old Additionally, Rockwell starred in the 2015 remake of Poltergeist.
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