THE WINNING SEASON
SAM ROCKWELL has emerged as one of the most dynamic actors
of his generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both independent
and studio productions.
Rockwell will next be seen starring opposite Hilary Swank in Tony Goldwyn's
CONVICTION, based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters. The film will be
released on October 15th by Fox Searchlight. Rockwell is currently shooting Jon
Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
Rockwell most recently starred opposite Christopher Walken in Martin
McDonagh's critically acclaimed production of "A Behanding in Spokane" on
Broadway. Rockwell was last seen in Jon Favreau's iIRON MAN 2 opposite Robert
Downey Jr. and Duncan Jones' MOON for Sony Pictures Classics which won the
Michael Powell Award at the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Rockwell has created memorable characters in several films, including Andrew
Dominik's critically acclaimed film THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE
COWARD ROBERT FORD; David Gordon Green's acclaimed film SNOW ANGELS; the Russo
brothers' comedy WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD; David Mamet's HEIST; the blockbuster
CHARLIE'S ANGELS; and Frank Darabont's OscarĀ®-nominated THE GREEN MILE.
Rockwell also appeared in DreamWorks' box-office hit GALAXY QUEST.
Additional credits include EVERYBODY'S FINE, FROST/NIXON, JOSHUA, THE
HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, MATCHSTICK MEN, CELEBIRTY, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S
DREAM, LAWN DOGS, SAFE MEN, JERRY AND TOM, BOX OF MOONLIGHT DRUNKS, LIGHT
SLEEPER LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN and his film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's
CLOWNHOUSE, made while he was still a student at San Francisco's High School of
the Performing Arts.
Rockwell won critical praise, as well as the Berlin Film Festival's Silver
Berlin Bear Award and Movieline's Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award,
for his portrayal of Chuck Barris in George Clooney's CONFESSIONS OF A DANEROUS
MIND. Other awards include Best Actor at the Sitges International Film Festival
of Catalonia for his performance in JOSHUA and the Decades Achievement Award
from Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.
On stage, Rockwell was seen in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, opposite Eric
Bogosian, at The Public Theater. Philip Seymour Hoffman directed the LAByrinth
Theater Company production. Rockwell has appeared in Face Divided as part of the
EST Marathon series, as well as the off-Broadway production of Goose-Pimples,
which was written by noted film writer/director Mike Leigh. He has also appeared
in The Dumb Waiter and Hot L Baltimore for the Williamstown Theatre Festival,
both of which were directed by Joe Montello.
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