While known for his dynamic leading performances in the independent film world,
SAM ROCKWELL has made a successful transition to starring roles in mainstream films. He also stars
opposite Kate Beckinsale in David Gordon Green's new film, SNOW ANGELS which, like
JOSHUA, had its world premiere in the dramatic competition of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
and can be seen in the upcoming THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES with Brad Pitt,
Sam Shepard and Mary-Louise Parker.
Rockwell has also starred in the cult classic adaptation of HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO
THE GALAXY, playing larger-than-life Zaphod. He also starred in Ridley Scott's
MATCHSTICK MEN with Nicolas Cage.
Previously, Rockwell won critical praise, as well as the Berlin Film Festival's Best Actor
Award and Movieline's Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award, for his portrayal of Chuck
Barris in George Clooney's CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND. He also has starred in
the Russo brothers' comedy WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD opposite George Clooney, Patricia
Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito and William H. Macy; David Mamet's HEIST, opposite Gene
Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Danny DeVito; CHARLIE'S ANGELS with Drew Barrymore,
Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu; Frank Darabont's Oscar-nominated THE GREEN MILE, opposite
Tom Hanks; and GALAXY QUEST.
Rockwell first gained considerable notice in three independent films: John Duigan's
LAWN DOGS, for which he won Best Actor Awards at both the Montreal and Barcelona Film
Festivals; John Hamburg's SAFEMEN and Saul Rubinek's dark comedy JERRY AND TOM, in
which he starred 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; Peter Cohen's DRUNKS with Richard Lewis, Parker Posey
and Faye Dunaway; Paul Schrader's LIGHT SLEEPER; Uli Edel's LAST EXIT TO
BROOKLYN; and his feature debut in Francis Ford Coppola's CLOWN HOUSE while he was
still a student at the High School of the Performing Arts.
On stage, Rockwell last starred in the Public Theater production of The Last Days of
Judas Iscariot, which Phillip Seymour Hoffman directed. He has worked at Williamstown
Theater Festival in The Dumb Waiter and Hot L Baltimore with Joe Mantello directing each
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