Academy Award winner SAM ROCKWELL has established himself
as one of the most versatile actors of his
generation with an array of emotionally searing and complex roles defining his
body of work.
Rockwell won the Academy Award , Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe,
BAFTA, Critics Choice, and
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as
'Officer Dixon' in THREE
BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, opposite Frances McDormand. This past year,
nominated for an Academy Award , Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for his
performance as 'George W. Bush'
in Adam McKay's VICE starring opposite Christian Bale and Amy Adams. The film, a
biopic on the life of Vice
President Dick Cheney, was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best
Most recently, Rockwell was seen starring as 'Bob Fosse' in FX's FOSSE/VERDON
opposite Michelle Williams.
Spanning five decades, the limited series explores the singular romantic and
creative partnership between Bob
Fosse and Gwen Verdon, who, together changed the face of American entertainment.
Rockwell is currently in production on Clint Eastwood's THE BALLAD OF RICHARD
JEWELL alongside Jon
Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser. Based on a true story,
the Warner Bros. project
follows the titular security guard at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games who
discovered pipe bombs and helped to
clear the area, before becoming the prime suspect. Rockwell will play the lawyer
that helps clear Jewell's name.
Later this year he will lend his voice to animated films; TROLLS WORLD TOUR out
in 2020, THE ONE AND
ONLY IVAN and THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY.
Rockwell is known for his standout performances in an array of noteworthy
films, including George Clooney's
CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, which he received a Silver Berlin Bear Award
for Best Actor at
the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival; Ridley Scott's MATCHSTICK MEN; and
opposite Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken, which earned him
a 2013 Film Independent
Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male. This was followed with a 2014
Critics' Choice nomination
for Best Actor in a Comedy from his heartfelt performance in Nat Faxon and Jim
Rash's coming of age comedy
THE WAY, WAY BACK.
Rockwell has also appeared in several critically acclaimed films including
Ron Howard's Academy Award
nominated film FROST/NIXON opposite Frank Langella and Michael Sheen; Andrew
ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD alongside Brad Pitt and
Affleck; Duncan Jones' MOON; as well as Frank Darabont's Academy Award nominated
drama THE GREEN
MILE opposite Tom Hanks.
Recent credits include Robin Bissell's THE BEST OF ENEMIES opposite Taraji P.
Henson; Susanna White's
19th century period drama WOMAN WALKS AHEAD opposite Jessica Chastain; Gil
Kenan's remake of the
1982 horror classic POLTERGEIST opposite Rosemarie DeWitt; Joe Swanberg's
DIGGING FOR FIRE
alongside Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt; and Lynn Shelton's LAGGIES opposite
Keira Knightley. He has
additionally appeared in several groundbreaking studio pictures including Jon
Favreau's IRON MAN 2; the high octane film adaption of the original 1970s
television series CHARLIE'S ANGELS; and Steve Barron's
blockbuster TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.
Other notable film credits include Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS alongside
Harrison Ford and Daniel
Craig; Tony Goldwyn's CONVICTION opposite Hillary Swank; Kirk Jones' EVERYBODY'S
Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore; Garth Jennings's HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE
GALAXY; the Russo
Brothers' caper comedy WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD alongside William H. Macy; David
alongside Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito; Dean Parisot's GALAXY QUEST alongside
Tim Allen, Sigourney
Weaver and Alan Rickman; Michael Hoffman's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM alongside
Kevin Kline and
Michelle Pfeiffer; Woody Allen's CELEBRITY; John Duigan's LAWN DOGS opposite
Mischa Barton; and his
feature film debut in Victor Salva's slasher CLOWNHOUSE.
Not only is Rockwell a star on screen, he has owned the stage in a number of
theatrical productions, including his
most recent performance in Sam Shepherd's Broadway play FOOL FOR LOVE alongside
Additional stage credits include Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed
Broadway production of A
BEHANDING IN SPOKANE opposite Christopher Walken; the world premiere of Stephen
Adly Guirgis' THE
LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman; and the
off-Broadway production of
Mike Leigh's fiercely comic GOOSE-PIMPLES. His love for theater first began
while performing multiple
productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival including A STREETCAR NAMED
DESIRE directed by
David Cromer, THE DUMB WAITER directed by Joe Mantello, and the revival of
Lanford Wilson's long-running off-Broadway hit HOT L BALTIMORE.
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