31 Facts About Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell was born on November 5,1968 and is an American actor.


Sam Rockwell was born November 5,1968, in Daly City, California.


Sam Rockwell is the only child of actors Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess.


Sam Rockwell started high school at the San Francisco School of the Arts with Margaret Cho and Aisha Tyler, but received his high school diploma from Urban Pioneers, an Outward Bound-style alternative school.


Sam Rockwell later enrolled in the Professional Actor Training Program at the William Esper Studio in New York.


Sam Rockwell appeared as the title character in The Search for One-eye Jimmy.


At one point, Sam Rockwell even worked as a private detective's assistant.


The turning point in Sam Rockwell's career was Tom DiCillo's film Box of Moonlight, in which he played an eccentric man-child who dresses like Davy Crockett and lives in an isolated mobile home.


Sam Rockwell received strong reviews for the film Lawn Dogs, where he played a working-class lawn mower who befriends a wealthy 10-year-old girl 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 Catalan International Film Festival.


In 1999, Sam Rockwell played the deranged prisoner William "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Stephen King prison drama The Green Mile.


At the time of the film's shooting, Sam Rockwell explained why he was attracted to playing such unlikable characters.


Sam Rockwell's performance was well-received, and the film earned generally positive reviews.


Sam Rockwell then had a notable supporting role as Charley Ford, brother of Casey Affleck's character Robert Ford, in the well-received drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, in which Brad Pitt played the lead role of Jesse James.


Sam Rockwell eventually appeared in Iron Man 2, released in 2010, as Tony Stark's rival weapons developer, Justin Hammer.


Sam Rockwell is said to have accepted the role without reading the script.


Sam Rockwell had never heard of the character before he was contacted about the role and was unaware that Hammer is an old man in the comic books.


Sam Rockwell starred in the film Snow Angels opposite Kate Beckinsale.


Sam Rockwell has worked on several occasions with the comedy troupe Stella, making cameo appearances in their short films and eponymous TV series.


Sam Rockwell played Victor Mancini in the film Choke, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.


In 2007, Sam Rockwell guest-starred in the web series Casted: The Continuing Chronicles of Derek Riffchyn, Greatest Casting Director in the World.


Sam Rockwell appears opposite Jonathan Togo as Derek and Justin Long as Scott.


Sam Rockwell played a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens.


Sam Rockwell had key roles in Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's The Way, Way Back.


In January 2014, it was announced that Sam Rockwell was cast in The Eel, in which he played an escaped convict.


Additionally, Sam Rockwell starred in the 2015 remake of Poltergeist and alongside Anna Kendrick in the 2016 film Mr Right.


Sam Rockwell was brutally honest with his girlfriend, played by Anna Kendrick, on what he does.


Sam Rockwell was cast along with other Marvel Cinematic Universe actors.


Sam Rockwell re-teamed with McDonagh for the 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


That same year, Rockwell appeared in two acclaimed films, Richard Jewell and Jojo Rabbit.


Sam Rockwell provided the voice of the main character Mr Wolf in The Bad Guys.


Since 1992, Sam Rockwell has been a member of the New York-based LAByrinth Theater Company, where John Ortiz is a co-artistic director.