Sam Rockwell

American actor Sam Rockwell

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.
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The Latest: Rockwell wins acting prize for 'Billboards' - Washington Post
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Washington Post The Latest: Rockwell wins acting prize for 'Billboards' Washington Post LONDON — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):. 8:25 p.m.. Sam Rockwell has won the best supporting actor prize at the British Academy Film Awards for his performance as a brutal, racist police officer in “Three Billboards ... Britain's biggest female stars launch own version of Time's Up ahead of BAFTAsUSA TODAY BAFTA Award Winners, as They ArriveIndieWire BAFTAs 2018: All the winners as they're announced - Three Billboards wins Outstanding British Business Insider -TheWrap -The Guardian -Valley News Live all 172 news articles »
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Competition among costars at the Oscars used to be commonplace but has gotten rarer
LATimes - 11 days
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” actors Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are both up for the supporting Oscar. Although costars sharing categories was a nearly annual occurrence until the 1990s, it has happened less often since, and hardly ever with men. 6 — Years since Octavia Spencer...
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First-time nominee Sam Rockwell is excited about his Oscar nomination, but first he could use ...
LATimes - 27 days
Sam Rockwell has already taken home Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards for his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and on Tuesday the actor earned his first Oscar nomination. The Times caught up with Rockwell shortly after he received the news. Hi,...
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Sam Rockwell drops f-bomb on 'Saturday Night Live'
ABC News - about 1 month
The actor said the expletive during a sketch this weekend.
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What’s on TV Saturday: Sam Rockwell Hosts ‘S.N.L.,’ and George Lazenby Becomes Bond
NYTimes - about 1 month
Sam Rockwell hosts “S.N.L.” And a documentary about the lesser-known James Bond actor George Lazenby streams on Hulu.
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Sam Rockwell’s Golden Globes Win Fuels a Debate
NYTimes - about 1 month
The actor won for playing a loathsome character in one of the awards season’s most divisive movies, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
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Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne and other actors present life in all its heartbreak and humor
LATimes - about 2 months
Just because a role is labeled as “supporting” come awards season doesn’t make the role itself any less important — if you choose them right. For Richard Jenkins, the key comes down to this: “When the star is talking, you can’t roll your eyes.” Jenkins, who stars in Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy-love...
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These 16 Men Are Vying For Best Supporting Actor In The 2018 Oscar Race
Huffington Post - 2 months
Willem Dafoe and Sam Rockwell continue to set the pace in this category.
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WATCH: 'Three Billboards' star Sam Rockwell on Oscar buzz: 'It's kind of overwhelming'
ABC News - 3 months
Rockwell appears on "Popcorn With Peter Travers" to talk his role in the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
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Chuck Barris: Where No Man Has Gonged Before
Huffington Post - 11 months
Chuck Barris, best known as the spirited host of TV’s "The Gong Show" and the brainchild behind "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," died Tuesday at the age of 87. Barris passed away from natural causes in his home in Palisades, New York, and no doubt he’ll be among the top hits in the next 24-hour news cycle. I haven’t seen the headline, “Gonged, But Not Forgotten” yet, but somewhere on the web it’s bound to pop up. Let’s face it: “The Gong Show” became a guilty pleasure when it ran from 1976 to 1980. Critically panned, it boasted lighthearted spunk with Barris at the helm as amateur performers tried to appease three celebrity judges—they just loved to halt those abysmal performances with a bold strike of a big gong. But Barris was an curious creative bird. I had the opportunity to connect with him during press interviews for the 2002 film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” directed by George Clooney. The big-screen outing was based on Barris’s 1980 memoirs of the sa...
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'The Gong Show' Is Getting A Reboot Produced By Will Arnett
Huffington Post - over 1 year
“The Gong Show,” one of TV’s most iconic amateur talent contests, is making a comeback.  ABC has ordered a 10-episode run of the reboot, which will be executive produced by Will Arnett, the network said in a news release. Arnett will not be hosting, Variety reported. In the 1970s and 1980s, “The Gong Show” featured people with unusual talents ― or, in some cases, a complete lack of talent ― who performed routines, told jokes, sang and danced for a panel of celebrity judges. Any judge could stop an act by hitting a big gong.  Like the original, the new “Gong Show” will have a rotating panel of celebrity judges and amateur talent, but the recruitment process will receive a modern touch: Contestants will be “plucked from the Internet,” according to a news release.  “The comedy culture we are living in has finally caught up to ‘The Gong Show,’ so the timing is perfect,” Holly Jacobs, executive vice president of reality and syndication programming for Sony Pic...
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Eternally Thrilling: Estelle Parsons Directs <i>The Last Days of Judas Iscariot</i> at the Actors Studio
Huffington Post - about 2 years
It's only natural that the battle for a man's soul feels dangerous, especially when that man betrayed Jesus. There has been a crackling element of menace throughout the rehearsals for Estelle Parsons' production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, to the point that the Oscar winner/theatre icon tells me, "We stopped [one exercise] when it was clear that it was going to result in violence." Such things aren't uncommon at the Actors Studio, where Judas is the third play in Parsons' "Theater and Social Justice" series, which examines works that address such large cultural themes as race, poverty, and religion. But unlike the program's previous minimalist productions -- Leland Gantt's solo show Rhapsody in Black and the three-character Mud by Maria Irene Fornés -- Judas is a grand spectacle, featuring a cast of twenty-seven and a nearly three-hour running time. Thanks to the actors' intense vivacity (which includes that air of conflict) and Parsons' electrifying di...
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Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues
Huffington Post - about 2 years
monologue: from the Greek μονόλογος; μόνος mónos or "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech." The first recorded monologues and soliloquys go back at least as far as ancient Roman and Greek times. But unless you are someone with huge amounts of time on your hands and you love to surf the internet to discover acting gems that don't get theatrical releases-or you happen to live in New York and frequent the theater on a regular basis--It's often hard to see some of our most talented actors in this isolated, most intense form. Eric Bogosian's latest labor of love, which goes by the self-explanatory name of is here to remedy that, at least partly. In these one hundred sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic but always revealing monologues written by the three-time Obie award winner and performed by his posse of A-List actors, you get glimpses into his psyche and that of performers that you may never get elsewhere. The themes presented will be familiar to Bogos...
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Tarantino Rides Again: The Hateful Eight Premieres
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The eight gunslingers in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight really are hateful, so why do we like watching them so much, and so long, 3 and a half hours, give or take, including an overture and intermission. Not only can't you take your eyes off them, you want to catch every word of Quentin Tarantino's clever script. Utilizing the tropes of Westerns--he claims The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was a big influence-- Tarantino's Western borders on horror, as the eight come together in a cabin in a snowstorm. Act I features a stagecoach: John Ruth (Kurt Russell), a bounty hunter, wants to bring his charge, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), to Red Rock for hanging, and for the reward. Another bounty hunter, Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), wants a ride. He wisely advises, better to bring her in dead. Driving past a Christ on the Cross, this company arrives at a storm hounded pit stop, and the rest of the bearded group: Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen, and...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sam Rockwell
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In May 3, 2016, it was announced that Rockwell will be vocing Mortimer Ramsey in the upcoming action game, Dishonored 2.
  • 2015
    Age 46
    Additionally, Rockwell starred in the 2015 remake of Poltergeist.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In January 2014, it was announced that Rockwell was cast in the upcoming film The Eel, in which he will play an escaped convict.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    In 2009, he starred in the critically acclaimed science fiction film Moon, directed by Duncan Jones.
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    Rockwell has never been married and stated in a 2007 interview, "I definitely don't want to become a parent.
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    This past August, Rockwell work-shopped an upcoming LAByrinth production, North of Mason-Dixon, scheduled to debut in London in 2007 and then premiere in New York City later the same year.
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    In 2007, Rockwell guest-starred in the Web series Casted: The Continuing Chronicles of Derek Riffchyn, Greatest Casting Director in the World.
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    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    He received somewhat more mixed reviews as Zaphod Beeblebrox in the 2005 film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 2002
    Age 33
    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."
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  • 1999
    Age 30
    In 1999, Rockwell played prisoner William "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Stephen King prison drama The Green Mile.
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  • 1998
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1997
    Age 28
    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.
  • 1996
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 20
    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.
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  • 1968
    Born on November 5, 1968.
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