Sam Rockwell

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).

Geburtstag: 05.11.1968

Geburtsort: Daly City, California

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Sam Rockwell gesehen haben: 2

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Sam Rockwell mitgespielt hat: 79

2020
  • Trolls World Tour
    Rolle: (voice)
2019
  • Jojo Rabbit
    Rolle: Captain Klenzendorf
  • The Best of Enemies
    Rolle: Claiborne Paul Ellis
2018
  • Vice
    Rolle: George W. Bush
  • Blaze
    Rolle: Oilman
  • Blue Iguana
    Rolle: Eddie
  • Woman Walks Ahead
    Rolle: Silas Groves
  • Mute
    Rolle: Sam Bell
2017
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Rolle: Jason Dixon
  • The Dark of Night
    Rolle: Officer Witt
2016
  • Mr. Right
    Rolle: Mr. Right
2015
  • Don Verdean
    Rolle: Don Verdean
  • Digging for Fire
    Rolle: Ray
  • Poltergeist
    Rolle: Eric Bowen
2014
  • Laggies
    Rolle: Craig Hunter
  • Loitering with Intent
    Rolle: Wayne
  • Better Living Through Chemistry
    Rolle: Douglas Varney
  • Showing Up
    Rolle: Himself
  • Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
    Rolle: Justin Hammer
2013
  • A Case of You
    Rolle: Gary
  • Schooled: The Price of College Sports
    Rolle: Narrator (voice)
  • A Single Shot
    Rolle: John Moon
  • The Way Way Back
    Rolle: Owen
  • Trust Me
    Rolle: Aldo
2011
  • The Sitter
    Rolle: Karl
  • Cowboys & Aliens
    Rolle: Doc
2010
  • Conviction
    Rolle: Kenny Waters
  • Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2
    Rolle: Himself
  • Iron Man 2
    Rolle: Justin Hammer
2009
  • Everybody's Fine
    Rolle: Robert
  • Gentlemen Broncos
    Rolle: Bronco / Brutus
  • G-Force
    Rolle: Darwin the Guinea Pig (voice)
  • Moon
    Rolle: Sam Bell
  • The Winning Season
    Rolle: Bill
  • I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
    Rolle: Himself
2008
  • Frost/Nixon
    Rolle: James Reston Jr.
  • Choke
    Rolle: Victor Mancini
  • Snow Angels
    Rolle: Glenn Marchand
  • The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw
    Rolle: Himself
2007
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Rolle: Charley Ford
  • Joshua
    Rolle: Brad Cairn
2005
  • Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
    Rolle: Himself
  • Nobody Wants Your Film
    Rolle:
  • Robin's Big Date
    Rolle:
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Rolle: Zaphod Beeblebrox
  • Piccadilly Jim
    Rolle: Jim Crocker
2003
  • Matchstick Men
    Rolle: Frank Mercer
2002
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
    Rolle: Chuck Barris
  • 13 Moons
    Rolle: Rick
  • Welcome to Collinwood
    Rolle: Pero
2001
  • Heist
    Rolle: Jimmy Silk
  • BigLove
    Rolle: Nate
2000
  • Charlie's Angels
    Rolle: Eric Knox
1999
  • Galaxy Quest
    Rolle: Guy Fleegman
  • The Green Mile
    Rolle: 'Wild Bill' Wharton
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Rolle: Francis Flute
1998
  • Jerry and Tom
    Rolle: Jerry
  • Celebrity
    Rolle: Darrow Entourage
  • Safe Men
    Rolle: Sam
  • Lawn Dogs
    Rolle: Trent Burns
1997
  • Box of Moonlight
    Rolle: The Kid
  • Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground
    Rolle:
  • Drunks
    Rolle: Tony
  • Arresting Gena
    Rolle: Sonny
1996
  • Basquiat
    Rolle: Thug
1995
  • Mercy
    Rolle: Matty
  • Glory Daze
    Rolle: Rob
1994
  • Somebody to Love
    Rolle: Polish Guy
1992
  • In the Soup
    Rolle: Pauli
  • Light Sleeper
    Rolle: Jealous
  • Happy Hell Night
    Rolle: Young Henry Collins
  • Jack and His Friends
    Rolle: Louie
1991
  • Strictly Business
    Rolle: Gary
1990
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn
    Rolle: Al
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Rolle: Head Thug
1989
  • Clownhouse
    Rolle: Randy Collins
  • The Adventures of Drunky
    Rolle: Drunky
  • The One and Only Ivan
    Rolle: Ivan (voice)