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SAM ROCKWELL (Chuck Barris), known for his dynamic leading performances in the independent film world, has made a successful transition to starring roles in mainstream films. With CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, Rockwell has landed the role of his career as he portrays game show magnate Chuck Barris in this adaptation of Barris's memoirs.
He recently completed filming "Welcome to Colinwood," also starring Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito, William H. Macy and Gabrielle Union.
Rockwell was most recently seen in David Mamet's "Heist," opposite Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Danny Devito.
Rockwell also appeared in "Charlie's Angels" and in Frank Darabont's Oscar nominated "The Green Mile," based on Stephen King's serialized novel, receiving critical praise for his portrayal of Wild Bill, an uncontrollable prisoner who makes trouble for everyone else on his cell block. He was also seen in Dreamworks' box office hit "Galaxy Quest," opposite Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub.
Rockwell gained considerable notice in three independent films. In John Duigan's "Lawn Dogs," he starred as a lonely outsider who forms a controversial alliance with a rebellious ten-year-old girl. His performance earned him Best Actor awards at both the Montreal and Barcelona Film Festivals. He also starred opposite Steve Zahn, Harvey Fierstein, and Michael Lerner in John Hamburg's "Safe Men," and in Saul Rubinek's dark comedy "Jerry and Tom" as a used-car salesman who moonlights as a part-time hit man.
Rockwell's additional big screen credits include Woody Allen's "Celebrity," Michael Hoffman's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer, Tom DiCillo's "Box of Moonlight" opposite John Turturro, Peter Cohen's "Drunks" with Richard Lewis, Parker Posey and Faye Dunaway, Paul Schrader's "Light Sleeper" with Willem Dafoe, Uli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn" with Jennifer Jason Leigh, and his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's "Clown House" while he was still a student at the High School of the Performing Arts.
On television, Rockwell has appeared in the HBO special "Dead Drunk," as well as episodes of "NYPD Blue," "Law & Order" and "The Equalizer."
Rockwell has appeared on stage in "Face Divided" as part of the EST Marathon series, as well as the recent off-Broadway production of "Goosepimples," which was written by noted film writer/director Mike Leigh.
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